1. NotAPunkRocker
    November 14, 2014 @ 4:50 pm

    Likes about my theme:

    The background color of the pages doesn’t change the color of the text at the same time. I like the break up between the grey background and white “posts”. I also like the fact that the comments in long conversations are very readable and clear, not right to single-column type after the fourth reply.


    Feels kind of clunky, not very streamlined. Not sure if that makes any sense, but that’s the best I can come up with.


    • Cheney
      November 15, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

      I think you would benefit from more of a magazine style blog. You have SO MUCH content and so much going on, so many different challenges and series that you do, I think a magazine theme for you would be a great way to showcase more of your work and photography rather than having a straight up two column blog. Not too many good free magazine themes though.


      • NotAPunkRocker
        November 15, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

        Right, that’s what I was thinking, but I also don’t want a bunch of columns like…darn it, there’s on theme I like EXCEPT for the way the menus load and I lost it.

        Im willing to experiment, and I have the customization option at least. Any themes to try?


  2. monaresa
    November 14, 2014 @ 5:27 pm

    I’m always changing my theme. I’ll visit someone else’s blog and see something I want. PS love your blog!


    • Cheney
      November 15, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

      Thank you!! I am forever changing my theme, too. I think it’s fun, and yet agonizing that I never feel like it’s just right.


  3. markbialczak
    November 14, 2014 @ 8:40 pm

    I admire that you can change and streamline and code your own look, Cheney. And I’m jealous, I have to admit.

    Your house looks great, by the way.

    I spend the money for the customized theme package. And yet, really, all I really accomplish is have the extra storage space for all the photos I post and graphics I can peruse. When I found the look I liked, fonts I thought were readable, sidebars I thought were most utililararairian, I locked it in, and that was that was that.

    I don’t know code to change it any further. I don’t investigate how to learn html to see what improvements I could make. Although I am way into photography now, and am interested in and would love to be better at the graphic package, too, I spent the bulk of my formal education as a word man, and hence, that’s always been my primary focus.

    Cheney, if you sent me an email with any suggestions and specific tweaks, I’d listen, my friend.

    Thanks. 🙂


    • Cheney
      November 15, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

      I would be happy to do that Mark, I was thinking of offering some blog design services but would need to do some pro bono work to build up a portfolio first I think. I only have a few minutes before work to blog now, so I will be in touch later about that!


      • markbialczak
        November 15, 2014 @ 3:55 pm

        Thank you, Cheney. If you can find a few spare moments whenever you can. No rush. My blog nor I aren’t going anywhere, my friend. :-0


  4. silentlyheardonce
    November 14, 2014 @ 9:04 pm

    I am never satisfied with my page. But I don’t like taking the time design. I would love to have someone do it for me. Like Mark said your house looks great.


    • Cheney
      November 15, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

      I’m thinking about offering some blog design services, but I’d need to build a portfolio first. I’ll be in touch!


  5. eclecticoddsnsods
    November 15, 2014 @ 1:57 am

    I am pretty happy with my blogs look of course sometimes I look around and ponder but I did spend quite slot of time wrangling some months back. I’ve no idea about coding how do you learn? X


    • Cheney
      November 15, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

      I really like your blog, too. I love 3 column themes with the content in the middle, but I don’t feel like I have enough sidebar stuff yet to justify a three column theme. Basically I learn everything by “View Source” or “Inspect Element” when you right click. If you use Chrome and have Firebug installed, that is the best way to learn CSS for changing things on WordPress.


      • eclecticoddsnsods
        November 16, 2014 @ 10:50 am

        oh that went over my head, i am scared of technology lol, but i will be brave enough to try it one day for sure x


Feel like sharing some thoughts?