Blog Design is Important: the second coming
DEVTRENCH got its second major theme overhaul tonight. The new look incorporates more of what I think looks like a professional blog design as well as strengthening the overall brand image. To help the design look more professional I've added the little details that really make a difference:
- A customized search form design
- Custom icons:
- A more professional looking header and logo image
- Better typography and layout
There are still some things to do, like, in the sidebar I'm going to be adding features and rearranging some things. I'll also probably make the sidebar a 2 column layout.
This brings me to a point about blog design. I do think that it is very important to have a good web design for your blog (especially if you are doing a blog about web development). Some others can get away with a marginally customized version of a well known template, but I think that to really do a blog like this justice you need to totally customize a template to your needs (whether that is the default WP template or one you find, I'll leave that up to you). In order to do this you have to be a web developer or hire one. If you are interested in a custom WordPress design you can contact me from my web development website.