I’m working on a new design for this blog. The Clean Home theme for WordPress has served me well, but I’m ready to try something new. A few months ago, I purchased a license for the Thesis theme, and I never got around to implementing it. I started playing around with it on another site but ultimately didn’t feel it was the right decision.
However, now I’m ready to take the plunge.
Thesis is great because it provides a solid framework for anyone who is interested in using WordPress but also doesn’t want to create a website from scratch. On this page, you can see the all the ways that other bloggers have customized Thesis. On some of the sites, you can hardly tell that the designer used a base theme!
(Pictured at left: Not THAT kind of thesis, by Eusebius@Commons)
Another great thing about Thesis is the support that comes with it. The official website hosts a forum run by devoted fans and knowledgeable web developers. You can pretty much find an answer to any question you may ever have about customizing the Thesis theme. Don’t feel like searching the forums? A Google search will generate more than enough answers.
You won’t be able to see the new design until I’m finished, but I promise that the layout will be clean and user-friendly. After using Clean Home for about nine months now, I know exactly what I need and want from a website framework.
I highly recommend Thesis for fans of WordPress, bloggers, and anyone who knows basic HTML and CSS.