I have received numerous emails and comments over the past year asking me to post bigger photos. Really, I haven’t been ignoring those requests, it just wasn’t possible because my old theme was so narrow. It was probably fine in the days of 800 x 600 monitor resolutions, but today, I just ended up with a narrow blog and a bunch of gray space on either side!
So I had enough of my old theme, and there was no way I was going to try to modify it – heck, just adding the photo to the banner took me a day! So this past weekend I went on a search for a new theme. I won’t bore you with the details, but there are thousands and thousands of themes out there – and of course none of them are just right. That is when I found Thesis; About Thesis — Find out more about Thesis and the DIYthemes philosophy
With Thesis, I had total control. To change to three columns instead of my previous two – I just selected the 3 column option in the drop down menu. I wanted an extra wide column for my large photos – all I did was type in the desired width in a little box and bingo, it changes! Not only does it change, but everything lines up perfectly – something that was a constant battle before. Would I prefer the side bars on each side, with the content down the middle? You guessed it, just another click. Rotating photos at the top of the sidebar – painless! Supposedly they have great support, fortunately I didn’t need it, but I did drop by the online forum which has almost six thousand users.
Had this theme been around when I originally set up my blog with my limited knowledge, I could have freed up days of work that I will never get back.
Now here is the drawback, and one that took me a few hours to get past; it isn’t free. The theme only costs $87, which is more then fair, but with so many free alternatives, I had to exhaust my search for the perfect free theme first.
So now, I can post much bigger photos!