24 April, 2014 — Development, Life

A new look for ThatBlogger

As you might have been ThatBlogger has been quite quiet recently. This is because since the start of the year I have been extremely busy working on new projects, a new business venture and general life events.

I recently took some time to redesign That Blogger to give it a fresh new look and to finally get round to blogging again!

The New Theme

Having spent some time looking around the net for a theme to fork, saving me time designing and building a new theme. I stumbled upon a theme I really liked. It was clean, simple and used Post Formats, something I had wanted to use for a while to give my posts a facelift. This theme was Sorbet by Automattic. I knew I would have to fork a theme and adapt the code to work the way I wanted and take out the code I didn’t need for That Blogger. However after forking the code I decided to work from the ground up and build a Sorbet based theme using the Bootstrap Framework. What you see now if my finished product.

Take a look at what the theme looks like if you downloaded it right from WordPress.org and you’ll see the difference.

What else has changed?

I have been through and fixed broken links in posts so you don’t need to worry about clicking a link and the website behind it has gone! The next thing to be removed is adverts, I decided to ditch all adverts, this was simply because I want the website to be as clean as it can be to really focus on the content.

I have also made some minor speed improvements in the new theme.

Let me know what you think about the new look in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts.