So I decided to redo my site. I wanted to stick with a lot of whitespace, but other than that, I couldn’t find a theme I really liked. I liked different elements of themes, but they didn’t all combine into one which is what I wanted. So what is a girl to do? Make a mashup of themes, of course!
I started with the original Arthemia theme, and I stripped everything down so there was lots of whitespace. I removed the top featured areas because, let’s face it, I don’t need them. I did want to keep the category bar on the top, but I hated the search area, so I decided to use The Morning After‘s search and navigation area from their theme and implement it in the header here. I did like the Arthemia Premium‘s option on the bottom to have randomized posts so I added the scripts from the theme to this theme as well. I also upgraded Arthemia’s comment section to have threaded comments, and I did some other minor touch-ups throughout.
I’m really happy with how everything turned out and I love having all my white space with images and easy navigation. I hope you all love it as much as I do.
I am going to try a different theme. I know, I know… I’m fickle like that. While I like the new one and all, I miss having my white background. So after I get unpacked fully and this possible hurricane scenario with Ike passes over, I’ll try out a new theme. In the meantime, leave a comment letting me know if you prefer black or white as a background color and why you like it and don’t like the other. Thanks!