How to evaluate a theme?

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  • #28694

    poppy8sd
    Member

    ~Nosysnoop: Wow! Thanks! But, uh, how? I tried to cut my address, but it won’t go…instructions?

    #28700

    engtech
    Member

    poppy: click save after you delete your address.

    Just to let you guys know that I’m in the process of going through all of the themes on a bug hunt (as well as creating a spreadsheet of theme features at a glance).

    This is the test blog I’m using:

    http://wptheme.wordpress.com

    I figure I can get through around 4 themes a week.

    #28701

    timethief
    Member

    poppy
    look in the forum for the thread entitled edit your profile remove url to avoid forum tracking – I put all the step by step instructions for you in it.
    @engtech
    great I’ll check this out tomorrow.

    #28706

    poppy8sd
    Member

    Got my privacy back! Thanks Peeps!

    #28710

    engtech
    Member

    tt: great, I’d like to know if there’s any potential bugs the test blog wouldn’t find.

    #28718

    timethief
    Member

    @poppy

    (1) With css customization you can change the font type, style, size and colour on any theme.

    (2) Re: receive an e-mail from my blog
    This email question has been discussed many times on the forum and answered by staff. The most recent answer is found here http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=3799&replies=5

    (3) AdSense and educating a mythical child in my home …. CONTACT …
    I admit I’m not clear on what you mean but I’ll try to answer what I think you mean.
    Adsense and other advertising options are being considered by sysadmin and advertising is currently being tested. Requests for a page template for a”contact” page on all themes have been made.

    #28721

    engtech
    Member

    Hi guys,

    I did my first comparison of Shocking Blue Green, Blix, Regulus, Sandbox, Kubrick

    http://engtech.wordpress.com/2006/09/12/wordpresscom-theme-review-shocking-blue-green-blix-regulus-sandbox-kubrick/

    #28729

    wank
    Member

    Great idea, will save a lot of people a lot of testing :)

    #28733

    sdrane
    Member

    Thanks engtech.

    The IE/FF compatibility is an important thing. My theme looks a little bit worse on IE. The spacing between the post heading and the post-navigation links is too small in IE. There might be a way to fix this in CSS, but I can’t be bothered to do that at this time.

    Its amazing that IE rips off so much from the better browsers, but still succeeds in messing up a few things of its own. I don’t want to put a “Get Firefox” link on my blog but I have been *this close* to doing it in the past.

    #28734

    engtech
    Member

    I should put IE compatibility on the list. One thing I’ve noticed is that IE almost always chokes horribly if the image width is too big. It will put the sidebar below the posts, etc.

    Stupid IE. It’ll be nice when IE 7 is finally out and there’s a decent browser for people who didn’t get with Firefox.

    #28735

    drmike
    Member

    Stupid IE

    +1 :)

    #28736

    timethief
    Member

    Stupid IE
    +2 :)

    [She mutters – @sdrane – SHEESH – turn away from the dark side – give your readers a break put a “this blog displays better in firefox” notice up. Bill Gates is too busy counting his millions to notice if you do. ;)]

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