wp_monochrome is my first attempt at designing a wordpress theme. I’m using it on this blog right now, so if you’re reading this from a feed reader, you might want to drop by and see what it looks like.
It is a simple theme composed almost entirely of shades of grey. The theme works fine in all modern browsers and (surprise, surprise) even works on Internet Explorer 6 except for the archives/categories/pages dropdowns in the header.
I’ve used HTML5 in the theme and some CSS3 features like border-radius in some places, so it looks slightly different in mozilla- and webkit-based browsers. I’ve seen a huge improvement in the loading time of my blog when compared to themes I’ve used earlier.
I did plan to keep a theme options page initially, but I’ve been incredibly busy for a while now and never got around to doing that. Hopefully, I’ll be able to provide some simple theme options in v0.2. Top priority is for choosing to display full posts or excerpts in the front page and a twitter feed in the right side of the header.
I’m looking for thoughts on how I could improve this theme and also on the HTML5 semantics I’ve used here. Please do take a look at the theme and leave a comment about it.