I’ve been meaning to work on a refreshed look for Life in Pixels. Seeing as I’m going to be spending more time here soon (more on this a little into the future – bit too early to talk about now!), I’ve decided that I need a good space to work in.
I’m a great admirer of minimalist design. I always enjoy visiting a uncluttered, clean yet stylish-looking blog or website, and while my old theme (a desk-style theme) was awesome, I’ve decided that its time to go for a more professional look.
The theme I’m currently using is called Handgloves. It’s by George Wiscombe. It really makes a blog, especially one of this nature, look very stylish.
However, there were some uphill battles to be fought when configuring the theme for my site. The sidebar is of particular frustration, as it doesn’t allow for drag-and-drop widget implementation via the WordPress interface. So I had to dig through the theme’s PHP code to edit everything to my liking. I’ve also had to cut some elements from the sidebar such as the Goodreads box of my “read” books. But in the end, it all goes down to simplifying and de-cluttering the site so that content becomes paramount.
I’ll be monitoring the development of the Handgloves theme to see when a newer version that allows for better widget support is available.
For the meantime, though, I’m very happy with this theme.
What are your thoughts on the new look? Share them in the comments below!