Ever since I started publishing articles on this blog, I knew I had to launch my own WordPress theme, rather than using a modified version of someone elses. There will no doubt be some bugs and tweaks in the coming weeks, especially as this is my first ever custom WordPress theme design.
Brian Gardner’s Vertigo theme served me well for the past half a year, and that’s testament to the expert WordPress designer that Brian is.
I was happy with the general feel of the modified Vertigo theme I used, so the changes here aren’t too radical. If you’re reading this in a feed reader I’d really appreciate you visiting davidairey.com and letting me know your thoughts.
Simplicity is the goal I’m shooting for, and I want to keep the ‘airey’ cloud banner for now. I’m already noticing a few things I want to change – aspects that will help legibility and usability. One thing I had quickly tried to implement was a horizontal page navigation just below the top banner image. Something similar to Derek Punsalan’s Grid Focus idea. What do you think?
I also want to change the headings/typefaces and the comments section. It’s a work in progress, with the main chunks completed.
Bear with me while I get to grips with the new code, and do let me know if you have any suggestions.