Posts Tagged ‘theme design’

New theme: Connections

I changed my mind about the last theme change and have opted for the Connections theme instead. I like it but have rejected it in the past … wish I could remember why!

Ah well, what’s the point of having access to lots of themes if you don’t get to fiddle about every once in a while….?!

Still no progress on getting my own URL and web space. It’s been put on the back burner for now … but one day…!

New theme: P2

I’m trying out a new theme, though I’m not entirely convinced by it at the moment, for reasons such as the inability to post from the blog itself due to some technical thing I don’t understand, possibly due to sleep deprivation… ho hum, I shall give it a bit (ie longer than ten minutes) before deciding.

On the plus side, I love the fact that the comments are displayed as part of the post itself on the front page, without having to click through to the individual post…

Mobile themes for WordPress.com

I’ve just seen this on my WordPress.com dashboard:

As technology advances, mobile devices are playing a bigger role in our lives. Thousands of you have been using the iPhone and Blackberry applications to post and edit content for your blog, and over 60 million page views a month of WordPress.com blogs have been on mobile devices. New smartphones do a great job with most web sites, but older phones have many problems and may not display anything at all.

Today we’re launching a couple of mobile themes that will automatically be displayed when your blog is accessed with a compatible mobile phone.

The first theme is a modification of WPtouch and will be displayed to phones with modern web browsers like those on the iPhone and Android phones. The second theme was developed from an older version of the WordPress Mobile Edition and will be displayed to all other mobile devices.

Read more here

So there you go. If you view my blog on your mobile, things should look better or load faster, depending on how modern and funky your phone is!

New theme: Freshy

Yes, you’ve read that right (and spotted it, if you’re a regular visitor to my blog, rather than just a feed reader)… Once again, I’ve changed the look, this time using the Freshy theme.

For some reason, the Ocean Mist theme wasn’t displaying properly, so I thought a change was in order.

The current header image is cropped from this photo, taken at sunset last night:

Sunset over my field - 16 September 2009

Sunset over my field - 16 September 2009

I love this time of year, especially when we’re lucky enough to have such good weather.

Looking for a good web host!

I’m getting really frustrated with the limitations of wordpress.com, specifically the fact that I can’t tinker with the look and layout of the themes.

I’ve stuck with them as, 99% of the time, they offer a great blogging tool, not to mention the fact that it’s free, but, of late, the theme problem has really been getting to me.

In short, I really need to get serious about finding a cheap but reliable web host, not to mention a suitable domain.

The following hosts have been recommended to me:

Does anyone have any other recommendations? Ideally, I’d like a UK company, but for a really good host, I’d be happy to ship my cash overseas.

Also, as I mentioned above, I also need a domain name. Most of the ones linked to “bring me sunshine” have been taken, so alternative suggestions are needed!

Get your thinking hats on!

Ocean Mist theme!

I promise this is the last time, but I’ve changed the theme again… I’ve remembered an extremely good reason why I don’t like the non-customisable wordpress.com version of the MistyLook theme (though I love the theme in general) and so have opted for the Ocean Mist theme, using the same header image that I did for MistyLook.

MistyLook theme!

I’m sure you’ve all got better things to do, but just in case you’re wondering, I’m now using the MistyLook theme instead of this morning’s change to the iNove theme. And, just for Lec, the header image was taken on 30 May of this year and is of the view at the bottom of the field, looking over the tree line:

The farm - 30 May 2009

The farm - 30 May 2009

iNove theme

A few days ago, WordPress.com announced the introduction of a new theme: iNove.

As you know, I like to chop and change the features and look of my blog on a regular basis, so although it’s only got one sidebar, and my usual preference is for two, I thought I’d give it a go.

Thoughts?

Playing with the theme

I got a bit bored with my last theme (mainly the fact that it’s just two columns: I’m a sucker for three-column blog themes) and since everyone else is having a spring clean, I thought I’d join the club.

For what it’s worth, I can’t bear the colour scheme of this current one (Andreas04 by Andreas Viklund) and there’s a lot about it that needs tidying up if only I had access to the style sheet, but of all the three-column themes available (a whopping eight!!!), this is the one I dislike the least, so it’ll do for now. Unless the colour starts to grate on my nerves, in which case, bear with me…!

UPDATE: Ignore all the above. I’m back with the K2-lite theme. I might play again later, right now I’ve got piggies to scritch and a veggie garden to get on with!

A new look!

I’ve never been happy with the theme I was using before as it looked very old and outdated. Inspired by Jennie’s change(s) (though hers is just temporary, or so she tells us) I thought I’d go for a new look around here.

The photo in the banner was of the weaners lined up but, being a free theme on a free blogging platform, there are only so many changes I can make and I wasn’t happy with it. So, since the name of my blog is “Bring me Sunshine”, I thought a photo of the sun would be most appropriate. The one I’ve chosen was taken in February, when B and I lived at Mum’s.

This is what it looks like uncropped:

Sunrise at mum's - 10 February 2008

Sunrise at mum's - 10 February 2008