My WordPress theme is based on Andreas04. When I implemented it on my website, though, I found all sorts of problems with it once you start shoving real content in it. I had to tweak it quite a bit. I’m still not exactly in love with the way the footer came out. It was worth it, though, because I found it very hard to find a theme that:
- Used fairly high-tech colors and layout: Many themes use more earthy colors, or were tied too close to a topic. My blog is way too diverse to do that.
- Had the right color contrast: Many themes were very low contrast, with background and text colors that were very close to each other, and different sections nearly the same color.
- Used the full page width using relative column widths: Almost every theme uses absolute column widths that use a tiny portion of the screen width, with completely dead space on both sides. Back when print was king, empty space was a status symbol, especially in advertisements. I abhor empty space, especially on the sides of the page, especially when it’s almost impossible to find a monitor that isn’t widescreen.
Anyway, I put a lot of efforts into adding lots of tags on my pages. While they are helpful in searching, I realized they never actually get displayed. So I modified the index.php and single.php to display the tags in the footer area. What do you think? Please comment.