what's the best most flexible theme for customization?
I have many years experience with HTML/CSS, especially building self-hosted WordPress sites from scratch. I am in the process of creating my first WordPress.com website for a client and I need a them that will give me the most flexibility with my design. I started using Wu Wei which my client installed but I’m quickly running into frustrations with it’s limitations. I have used WordPress frameworks before which allow almost total flexibility but I realize that’s not an option here. I just need a theme with a top navigation that will allow me to have as much control as possible.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
The blog I need help with is patharrisoncamptrail.wordpress.com.
Sandbox. It’s specifically FOR customization.
Same goes for its newer cousin, Toolbox.
Thanks, I’ll give ’em a try!
H-m-m-m, both of these themes place the navigation under the hgroup which is screwing with my design. Is there any way around this? Also, there seems to be a hidden padding-top on the body which I can’t seem to set to 0. Any ideas on how to fix it? http://patharrisoncamptrail.wordpress.com/
If you’d rather modify a styled theme instead of using Sandbox or Toolbox, this post of mine lists which themes have the top nav menu above the header image:
Oooo, I’m excited to see what you design! If you think of it, please post a link back here when you’re done.
Regarding navigation, note that sometimes moving it using absolute positioning works out well (I’m not sure if you tried that already).
The padding-top might be something artificially added in for the WordPress.com toolbar, and if that’s the padding you’re referring to, I would recommend keeping it or your design may look different for logged in versus logged out views.
I ended-up using Triton Lite by Towfiq I. and it’s working out pretty good after a trying times.
Nice work! :)
Interesting choice! I love that you picked Triton Lite, and I’m looking forward to see how the final design turns out.
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