You guys know that I am crazy about blog design and themes etc, but I am not a designer.
I realize, that blog designing is not just about colors and header images but lot of other things, including information architecture and user experience.
I do follow a lot of blogs by wordpress designers. I enjoy reading about their experiences and experiments ; I get to learn a bit about blog layouts, blog architecture and blog designing ( at least I know these terms.right? )
I get enough inspiration from them, especially when I read something like this.
“You might find this difficult to believeâ€¦
But 2 years ago I didnâ€™t own my domain name, had never touched a piece of WordPress code and knew nothing about blog design. In other words, everything Iâ€™ve done with WordPress and blog design in the past year has been self taught, using trial and error.”
So, it’s possible to learn wordpress designing and coding if you want to. But I was too lazy to try it out myself. Still, after following their blogs for few months, and trying different themes almost on a daily basis, I have learned enough to judge a wordpress theme, even though I can not design a theme on my own.
I realize ….
WordPress is not just a blogging software, it can be a community management tool, a CMS, a Magazine, and even a shopping cart.
There are great premium themes, but you will see free themes which look better than many of the Â so called “premium themes”
Now, few blogs that I follow.
Do you have any suggestion ? Any blogger/blog that I need to add to this list ? a good theme that you want me to try ?
PS: An announcement. We have a new header image for “Blog of Small Things” Thanks a lot Dynamic Disruption