I modified and applied the excellent Grid Focus WordPress theme by Derek Punsalan to my blog. His sense of style is very similar to my own and I think I have finally found a WordPress theme that I like enough to feel satisfied, at least for awhile.
There were a few things about the theme that didn't work for me, so I made the following modifications:
- I like a wide content column (at least 650px) so I removed the third column to make space.
- Added Widget support so I could utilize the Twitter Tools and Get Recent Comments widgets
- To support my use of Asides, I added some CSS styles to the stylesheet and modified index.php to check if the post belongs to the Asides category and style it accordingly
- Shaded the left column to give it some definition and help it stand apart from the main content
You can download my modified version of the theme here. I'm still working out some of the kinks (like blockquotes not being styled to my liking) but I'll update the theme zip file after I make any changes.
Current Version: 2009-02-04