wp-andreas09 – should it be added?

Here is an ongoing request thread for WP-Andreas09 to be added to the wordpress.com theme selection.

Let’s look at the points for and against:

For:
blue header? check
ability to change header colour, in half-hearted attempt to placate people who want to customise their own damn templates because, like, every other blog host on the planet lets you do it? check
lots of grey? check
use of gradients? check
sans-serif font? check
popularity with the fanboys? check

Against:
it has three columns rather than the standard two. Hmm, that might be a bit, you know, different.

I’m not a fan of three-cols myself — they look cramped at lower resolutions, and who really needs two sidebars full of crap? — but, as anyone who’s dabbled in templating will be aware, there is a big demand for them from people who inexplicably want to fill two sidebars full of crap. As there is not that much scope for filling sidebars with crap on wordpress.com (what? no weatherpixies?) it could be argued that a three-col design here would be redundant.

But oh! look at the shiny blue header! that is similar yet subtly different to all the other shiny blue headers! what is to be done?

ETA: it was to be added, of course. never let it be said that Matt can resist the lure of the blue header

4 Comments »

  1. Vc said

    Y’know, I don’t like anything andy (viklund that is) has done. Talk about bland and boring. Yeah, they’re “pristine” css etc. But boring.

    I didn’t feel like getting into a flamewar on the .com forum over it….

  2. AJ said

    There is some link called “complete air bag suspension kit” which leads to http://null/ just above this comment box. One of the mysterious WP.com ads? Or some other error?

  3. AJ said

    Uh something else is screwy. Either on your theme or WP.com. It says there are 3 comments while showing only two.

  4. Calm down, it’s only a spam trackback that Akismet evidently failed to catch (and is hence included in the comment count.) All gone now.

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