Hello WP Team,
I'm new here and have just begun to design my site. So far, so good, as I slowly begin to get a handle on the many dazzling features available, as well as how to manipulate the CSS. I like WordPress, and I'm happy to be here. My site will be dedicated to design, including both a portfolio section as well as a blog. The portfolio section will be static (although work continually added) and password protected in order to find a job after grad school; the blog will be to showcase content relevant to the site's title and my own interests, as well as to (hopefully) keep traffic moving to my site. When signing up for WP, I initially gravitated toward the Blogum theme for it's minimalist and clean interface. However, after stumbling upon WPShower's other themes not available on wordpress.com, I'm left drooling. I especially love their Portfolium theme, that allows both the portfolio and the blog, and that it features images so prominently in a clean interface. I also love the way the work is showcased in each of the portfolio pages, with the very simple dots below. I know that the CSS on Blogum can be greatly manipulated to mimic many of the features I love on the two sites I'm mentioning in this request, but, to put it like one of the forum experts, why go to so much trouble when you could simply select another theme? Any chance these sites are on your radar? WPShower's sites are...pretty incredible!