I'll confess to having a soft spot for single column designs; I like the clarity of purpose they provide and how no-nonsense they are; when you go to a blog with a single column design, your first point of attention are the posts. One of the first WP themes that I worked on was single column and it's good to be able to develop another one for the 'a theme a day' feature. Give a warm welcome to Ambiru.
For me, Ambiru gives off an air of calm tranquility. The lovely header image1 brings a nice piece of balance to the design.
Speaking of header images and themes; back in the early days of WP, there was one theme that was so popular that it became the default theme. I, of course, am talking about Michael's Kubrick theme. One of the main reasons behind it's success was how easy it was for people to add their personal touch to things by changing the header image. Likewise, if you want to do the same with Ambiru, simply replace the header.png file with a 500×225 image of your choice. If you want to delve a little deeper with your customising, jump into the style.css which should be nicely organised for you2
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who's left a kind comment, words of encouragements or linked to this site. This week long feature is really hard work3, and though it's one that I quite happily enjoy doing, but knowing that the work is appreciated makes things so much easier.
- Which I had a bit of help with. With the tight time constraints, I decided to ask my brother Mike if he'd could spare a bit of his time to help me develop a header image whilst I worked on the rest of the design. Much appreciated especially with the tight time constraints which he had to play with. [back]
- Like all the themes I've released this week, not only are the CSS classes organised into logical blocks but I've also taken the time to alphabetise the properties for you. Makes things easier for you and easier for me. [back]
- The smart thing to have done was to spent some time planning and doing some preparatory work before embarking on this crazy venture. Perhaps waiting till I had a free week would have been more sensible. But what is life without a bit of spontaneity and carefree rashness? [back]