I have changed themes. This theme is called First, and it comes from Themehaus. I think this new theme meets my needs by being readable and straightforward.
Themes are at the core of web sites like this, which are created using WordPress, which I have used to create this site since 2007. In all that time, I have always used a theme called Panorama. As much as I liked it, computer power grew as did my content, and I felt I had outgrown it. As I searched new themes and tried them out on my test blog, I found that they either didn’t work well with my content, didn’t mesh well with my ideas about how the internet should work, or didn’t give me enough options to make my site unique.
Finally, though, along came First.
I should say that I don’t like web sites that ask me to guess how to navigate them. I don’t like web sites that patronize me or assume I am an idiot. I don’t like web sites that are all presentation and no content. I don’t like web sites that play hide and seek in an effort to seem artistic or mysterious. I don’t like web sites whose design is an insult to my ears or eyes. I don’t like the way social media sites aren’t searchable, thus not allowing them to serve as a journal. I don’t like the way my content drowns in the stream of social media chatter.
Hopefully this new theme will allow me to express myself clearly and creatively. I would love to hear what you think about it.