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My first wordpress theme, what do you think?

Discussion in 'Design' started by opx, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. #1
    Hey,

    This is probably my first WordPress that I will release, but before that I'd like your opinion about it.
    SEMrush
    I tried to make a simple looking theme. Used some php, css(with blueprints grid) and its 100% valid xhtml :)
    Supports thumbnails and a 'Movie' post type. I know its a bit bald for a theme, could contain more info on posts.

    [​IMG]
    http://oi52.tinypic.com/2h88unq.jpg
    Code (markup):
    So, whats missing, what do you like/don't like and should be changed?

    Thanks,
    opx
     
    opx, Apr 13, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. gamecity2011

    gamecity2011 Peon

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    Hi,

    Seems good in general, but this black line on the blue banner (pwn portal) seems that it doesnt fit there much maybe you can make some difference with it.Just an advice.
     
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    #3
    Buy maybe I am wrong , let the people decide
     
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    #4
    I think it's great theme but the black background make it looks cheap...
    But in general it look good.

    Best regards.
     
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    #5
    Yes maybe this is what I mean , black background
     
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  6. opx

    opx Greenhorn

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    I'm sorry, do you mean the slogan text or the wide black navigation bar? Any advise on where this would look better?:)

    I see, what color did you have in mind, or just anything but black?

    Thanks both for your replies, appreciated!
     
    opx, Apr 13, 2011 IP
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    Well i prefer a light color not dark.
    Try some colors i can give you the right color from up here you need to test it.

    Best regards.
     
    Progrez, Apr 13, 2011 IP
  8. opx

    opx Greenhorn

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    Okay, I'll try to do something with these black boxes and make it not cheap :D
    Thank you
     
    opx, Apr 13, 2011 IP
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    You can try to make background white and the writings black , green titles can stay as they are ....just opposite from current one :)
     
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    opx Greenhorn

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    #10
    A white/light gray background for the posts and sidebar, with dark text? that could be interesting :D Thanks
     
    opx, Apr 13, 2011 IP
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    #11
    Black doesn't fit with the green headings. You should make the boxes rounded. Would look more pleasing on the eye. The small box with date and categories looks good. Make the heading brighter. It's very simplistic which is alright since it's your first attempt.
     
    rahulparekh, Apr 13, 2011 IP
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    opx Greenhorn

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    #12
    Some css3 for the rounded corners should do the trick. I will try to design a better header too. Thanks for the tips :)
     
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    opx Greenhorn

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    #13
    Okay, I did some modification, but still haven't touched the header and navigation yet though.
    Frontpage
    [​IMG]
    Single post
    [​IMG]

    Sorry for this reply so soon after last reply :) Couldn't delete my last reply.

    What do you think?
    Thanks in advance.
     
    opx, Apr 14, 2011 IP
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    giteshtrivedi Well-Known Member

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    #14
    Your newer one (last one) is really good looking in compare to first black them. Black navigation bar is making more good impression with blue header.
     
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    Thanks! So you think I should leave the black navigation as it is?
     
    opx, Apr 14, 2011 IP
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    how the hell did this thread get 5 stars?
     
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    #17
    white background good but your header is empty.
     
    goldenpearl, Apr 14, 2011 IP
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    #18
    Wow... White bg looks awesome for blue header !! One thing I suggest is to increase the width of the sidebar
     
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    Thanks :) I liked the black too at the beginning, but getting some great suggestions from others so changed it.

    Thank you! How much wider should the sidebar be? I put this width because the sidebar widgets fit in it.

    I see, any suggestions on what to put in the header; widgets, text, etc?

    Thanks for the replies
     
    opx, Apr 15, 2011 IP
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    #20
    IMO the sidebar should be 250-300px wide
     
    s521545, Apr 15, 2011 IP