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What's the best template out there? (29 posts)

  1. XeroCool
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    What's the best template out there for 1.2.1? I need a really good one..
    Maybe something like this: http://www.nukemods.com/images/goods/packs/icgstation.gif
    But thats for phpnuke...need a good template for wp 1.2.1.

  2. Beel
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Mine.

  3. Beel
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    No, his - then mine.

  4. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    This is like the question "Who spits the best?"

  5. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    Anyway, look here for some links:
    http://wordpress.org/support/5/15806

  6. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Search and ye shall find: KUBRICK!!!!
    It lives at binarybonsai.com and most WordPress blogs use a version of it.

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I don't think it's an outrageous statement at all, most of the new blogs posted in Your WordPress are using Kubrick and if you care to check out the Kubrick forum you will see MANY happy users, there are even screenshots showing how people have adapated it for their own blogs.
    People who criticise Kubrick are just jealous because they don't have the talent to produce something as good.

  8. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Kubrick does look good out of the box, I must say.

  9. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    At least I tried to help the guy with a constructive suggestion, rather than post smartass comments. May I respectfully remind you this is a support forum, not 'Beel's place for one-word posts that help no-one.' Your blog would be the best place for that kind of thing.

  10. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I rest my case. Even Kubrick bashers are secretly Kubrick users ;)

  11. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Okay, guys, we have other threads to respond to. Move on.

  12. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have to agree with alphaoid: it looks good. But it's a little bit boring to see all over the same one template (not to mention that the older versions suck in IE, on single post pages). And to call something "the best"... it's a totally useless exercise, since it depends on personal taste.
    I'd rather see some effort on behalf of a newbie to create his/her own style that reflects the blogger's personality than to have to stare to another kubrick clone asking for 'what's your opinion about my site'. I have seen so many wonderful creative sites without any kubrick input that I started to wonder: having handy such an attractive, good looking template does or doesn't help people? Whether is it good to offer ONE template that would stop people to think about personalizing their site or is it bad?
    p.s. of course, my own design is the best - for me! because I made it :)

  13. Beel
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    And a nice looking blog it is, though I am curious as to why the storycontent is indented so far?

  14. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Another vote for Kubrick: http://binarybonsai.com/kubrick/

  15. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm with Beel on this... there is no one "best" template/theme. I've used my own home-grown, Trident, and now Kubrick. Each one had what I wanted as my wants and needs changed, so did the template I used.
    moshu - sorry to disappoint you but my site is now sproting the Kibrick-clone look. At least it isn't stark white. So far I like it, and that the most importaint part at this time. Maybe later when I get some spare time, I'll work with it a bit more to make it less Kubrick looking.
    I think generaly people can be creative enough to tweak a site to their liking & tastes, but most of us (me included) need something to start with. Some kind of foundation upon which to build the rest of the site.
    But there is no panacea as Beel put it, and there never will be.
    TG

  16. 7milesdown
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    ^^ I really like what you did to it. Good WOrk.

  17. renegrass
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The best is the one, that fits best to your person and what you writing about.
    Kubrick is a damn nice one.
    My $0.000002
    Rene
    BTW: Mine is the worlds most beautiful ;-)

  18. Michael Heilemann
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ehm... My template is the best ;)
    Though saying that 'most WP blogs use Kubrick,', is perhaps saying a bit much.

  19. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "What's the best template out there ?"
    The one YOU like.
    It's as simple, and as subjective, as that.

  20. alamba78
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I felt like it was my duty to chime in. Templates are fine and all, but where is the originality? I for one don't like the clones out there. Oh wow, another one of THOSE blogs. Hmm, ho hum. Granted I don't believe mine is the best design, but I'm workin on it. And from scratch!

  21. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well so far we have not been comparing like with like. At one end of the spectrum I would put CSS / images only themes which operate with the WP default. In the middle might be placed templates with adapted index files with or without style sheet. At the far end would come themes, sometimes with separated files and plugins. None is best - they just serve the needs of different communities.

  22. lstelie
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm sorry guys but the best template is obviously mine (I even wonder why on earth this king of question can even exist).
    You just had to ask, this is that easy, the answer is : mine.
    :-)

  23. shadow
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Personally, my vote goes to the those who make their own designs and do not use a basic layout such as Kubrick.
    Originality and individuality are always the most interesting.
    But that is just my opinion :)

  24. Bunker
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just cleaned mine up after the move from MT.
    I'm partial to it!

  25. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    My personal favorite is Dots.
    It works well.
    Only downside, difficult to put a footer in there!
    Anon

  26. sadish
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Have you tried any of my templates ?
    Thanks,
    Sadish

  27. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    GRASS

  28. renegrass
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Sure, its nice to have his own custom design + HTML + CSS code. But thats not the point. I would rather visit more often an blog with kubrik and usefull content as a stylish design and nothing on it.
    Sometimes it would be more usefull to put the mos o the time of designing in writing hot content.
    $0.02
    Rene

  29. TaseerDC
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Out of curiousity, can design templates also affect the way comments look/are handled? I have a blog at http://sincity.typepad.com, which I'm trying to transition over to my own domain, but I really like the look and feel of the MT blog, and am wondering if anyone knows of WP options that would let me create something similar.

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