After all that chat about colours and font and making this my own, I realised that what I actually wanted was a fairly simple blog theme which could be customised as my mood fancied. I’m also naturally tight and thus don’t really like to spend money on something I feel like I could do myself.
So after some tinkering with themes, I’m now using Blogum, which is described as “a clean and minimalist theme that allows your reader to focus on your content”. It uses a simple font, Helvetica Neue, and doesn’t include lots of extra embellishments. The nice folks at WordPress have a demo Blogum blog and links to a few nice blogs using the theme – my favourite being ‘b for bonnie‘, which uses such crisp photography that is definitely complimented by the simplicity of the blog style. I’ve also recently stumbled upon Southwarkbear and love the header – similar(ish) to the doodlesome madness I’m currently planning for my own…
- The maximum content width is
- Full-width layout: The main column is
- The maximum sidebar width is
- The header image is
945pixels wide and
- The maximum width for images on attachment pages is
The great thing about WordPress is that it’s so customisable. The features of Blogum include customisable menu, header, sidebar, but much more is possible thanks to the wonders of the World Wide Web and some kind people sharing their knowledge.
The official WordPress forums provide great advice on specific issues, and this site provides some really handy tips for changing the formatting of the blog title (or removing it completely):
I’m pretty keen to try out the styling feature for Header 6, which allows you to display part of your content (145px wide) outside of the main column. This may take a few attempts.
So, the title of this blog post was a total lie since really it is only about Blogum. But ‘To Blogum… and then really that’s it because there’s nothing else to report about the blog at this particular moment’ was not as catchy.