My friend and colleague Carol Deckert recently asked me to help her update her blogs and implemented a new look. I asked Carol to search for themes that she liked, so I could work out a design that she liked.
Carol chose Emotic, a fixed width, 2 column blog theme. It was very pretty and strking. The theme was to be implemented on Carols RUNLancaster Blog. The original look of the theme Carol choose is shown below:
There were a couple of things that we wanted to change.
The first being that most people will read black, or extremely dark text, on a white background. White text on a black background, as in this design, can be very hard on the eyes.
The second issue was that we really wanted a three column design, to give us more options when laying out the blog.
So, I set to work and the results are shown below. Feel free to test drive the theme and download my mods. Just make sure you leave the acknowledgments in place.