What do you think?
I really liked the Chaotic Soul template I began here with, but the sidebar was getting ridiculously long, and it sort of bugged me that there was so much wasted real estate on the page.
So I took WordPress’ blank three column Sandbox theme, and faked it.
It took me all day to tweak it to look like the Chaotic Soul template, and then IE was wigging out for a while and that took a couple hours to figure out and fix.
I think I’ve got it tweaked pretty well now.
There are some definite advantages to this theme. All the little things that bugged me about Chaotic Soul are just the way I want them in the Sandbox theme.
You’ll notice there are nav links at the top of the post pages so that you can click directly to the previous or next post.
You’ll also find handy links for the trackback url, the permalink url, author profile, categories, RSS feeds, and post a comment.
On the front page you’ll see the comments link at the bottom of the post where it’s much more convenient instead of the top.
It also separates out the trackbacks from the comments, which I like.
You’ll also notice that on the category pages and the archive pages, you’ll now see a bit of each post, which Chaotic Soul also didn’t do.
One concession I had to make, though. Avatars. For some reason avatars aren’t showing up. I may or may not be able to fix that, depending on whether it’s a function of the template or not.
But all in all, I’m pretty freakin’ happy.
How ’bout you?