I really tried to use a more minimalist approach to how my blog looks, I really did.
However, I am not a white blog theme/minimalist fan. I like color and contrast.
I tried to be very conservative in my choices, after all I don’t want to scare anyone off with my choice of blues, yellows, oranges and reds or other bright colors that I would prefer to use.
So I chose burgundy, white and silver as my primary colors, not too bright but still colorful enough to set it apart from all the minimalist blog themes out there.
These give my blog a little color, but not too much and keep it very readable which is very important (having been a Special Education Teacher, I try to be sensitive to the readability of my site).
I am not happy with the header, to say the least. The stretched appearance of the photos is caused by the formatting in WordPress has for this theme’s header section.
So I need to go in and update and figure out how to make my header look great. Here is what WordPress.com has to say about the header for this theme
You can upload a custom header image to be shown at the top of your site instead of the default one. On the next screen you will be able to crop the image.
Images of exactly 978 × 288 pixels will be used as-is.
If I go ahead and create a header with those dimensions, I will not have to worry about this stretched out look. Now to figure out how to do it correctly instead of simply using PowerPoint to create my header .
I would like to use these photos or a couple others that I have had taken lately. Really, I have a feeling that I will have to think about getting a better camera, in order to do it right, oh well.
Let’s see how this works out.
I hope that you like the changes and once I get the header issues straightened around, I really think that I will like the color scheme that I am able to use with this theme.