Monotone wordpress theme is not good for craft blogs

Or at least for mine. I’ve been testing it for a month and a half now for the shop blog and now I am convinced that if you need a simple design, to show the best pictures of your arts/ crafts, this is not it.

It does not adapt to the width or height of your screen so you can find yourself scrolling just to see the whole picture. Linking between objects is almost limited to next next, previous, which starts to be disturbing after a while. Even the background color change is strange for me because the color chose in the background usually does not contrast with the image itself. Plus the color changing does not give it a fun, crips aspect, but a rather discontinuous one.

It’s hard to see the text and now I woudn’t use if even for a photoblog.

Now, as a disclaimer, this is just my personal experience with a theme I wanted to use in a certain way. I am not saying that the theme itself is bad, actually it’s pretty good and this is why i chose it in the firstplace.

I am now testing DePo Masthead, an interesting three column theme, where the columns are for posts and the navigation is much easier. Happy now, will see how it works.