In my last post, I mentioned the WordPress template that I was using, and how I hated the way it cropped my photos. Basically, the main column wasn’t wide enough to accommodate the standard medium-size photo from Flickr (500 pixels wide). So I selected various other templates to see if any of them would give me a little more room.
Girl in Green is INCREDIBLY wide. But it has a couple of drawbacks. First of all, it has a girl in the upper right corner. And while I do have dark hair, I’m thinking that’s where the similarities end. And secondly, the grey content area has flowers that remind me of the adhesive no-slip thingies that were attached to our bathtub in the 70s. I could live with the flowers, but it must be a semi-transparent layer or something because they also appear on my images and make them look washed out.
So let’s see what else we’ve got. Hmmmm . . . Connections isn’t bad. I can’t change the header, but it’s wide enough and I like the green all right. Oh, but wait. Do you see that?
The comments link is at the top of each post. I hate that. Why would you put it there? You read, read, read, scroll, read, scroll, read. Then you have to scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll back up to leave a comment. Since I don’t often read a post from beginning to end and then comment on my own site, it’s not that big a deal to me. But I hate it when other people’s templates are like that, so I won’t do that to you. Plus, I like it when you leave comments, and don’t want to do anything to discourage them. Next!
Here’s Jentri. The description says “smart and sophisticated.” I like that. The burgundy’s nice. And it uses a Squidfingers background. I like that too. Plus, the comment link is at the bottom.
Do we have a winner? Nope. Again with the cropping (which isnt really noticable here because the Lauren photo has a portrait orientation). Sigh . . . .
I think it may be time to go with the political template. Don’t expect to see donkeys or elephants, or red and blue around here anytime soon. Nope, the political template is like the political candidate you may be voting for in a few weeks. You don’t really like him, but he meets some of your criteria. Basically, he’s marginally better than the other guy and you think you might be able to live with him until something better comes along.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present Fleur de Lys. Notice that the comment link is right down there in the lower right corner. See it? Now go ahead . . . click it! And let me know what you think.