Any advice on making my wordpress blog look nicer?


#1

About a month ago i installed a wordpress blog on Sonic Hurricane to try posting articles, video clips, etc. on a regular basis. Unfortunately i’ve got no idea what i’m doing when it comes to changing the layout (or web/graphic design in general).

Are there any quick and easy ways i can make it look more professional without accidentally making it tacky or cluttered in the process?


#2

http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

There’s some nice looking themes you can apply to your blog and I believe you can edit them afterward.


#3

Have you tried looking at the other themes they have? Something with a customer header perhaps, or one that’s justified to the left instead?

I’m hella lazy so I just picked an orange and black theme for mine (WHICH I NEVER UPDATE) and go along with it when I add images.


#4

What do you guys think of iNove? That’s the only one i really liked out of all the themes i browsed through.


#5

There’s a lot of inspirational designs you can look at http://www.instantshift.com/2009/09/13/70-fresh-and-inspirational-blog-designs/

http://www.smashingapps.com generally has a lot of resources on there for WordPress as well.


#6

Um, yeah, literally ALL of that is beyond me. Those sample designs are downright terrifying.


#7

There are some free one to download ones somewhere on SmashingApps that are professional and minimalistic looking if you dig through it a little.


#8

iNove looks sweet. Minimalistic and sleek.


#9

I like the one I use.

Simplicity is always the best.

http://theuncritic.org


#10

What do you guys think? I’m pretty happy with iNove at the moment. Not very colorful but it is fairly straightforward and clean.

I tried one of the super-minimalist monochrome layouts but it was a little too dry.