Help choose a theme for our site!

Posted on May 26th, 2007 in DB Green Matters by Patrick

Rather than going the route of designing a website from scratch or to use templates to create static pages that would need to be maintained by a technical person, I thought that an organization like DB Green may be able to use a blog effectively. The best software out there for maintaining blogs seems to be WordPress (I am partial to open-source solutions). Using the software opens us up to the potential of using one of the thousands of different themes which have been posted at: Please take a look and make some suggestions by clicking on comment to this message!

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  1. Nick Wade said,

    on May 27th, 2007 at 6:53 am

    Hi ,

    I’ve had a look at the themes for the blog and come up with my top 5.

    1. Bams Blueogreen
    2. Greenfield 1.0
    3. Green Valley 1.0
    4. Flowers 2.0
    5. Green Leaves


    Nick Wade

  2. Kate Wade said,

    on May 28th, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    THere are too many to look at. On first glances I like Cordoba GreenPark 0.9.2 as I like the 3 column layout (left and right sidebars). That way on the left hand site we could have certain types of categories- ie fixed info articles,right hand side could be more fluid info (incoming and outcoming corespondence/daily news articles etc) and the middle can be information as it arises.
    Great job Patrick. I think should work well for DB Green! Very exciting!
    Kate Wade

  3. on June 29th, 2007 at 5:43 am

    From a SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) point of view the best layout would be one with the navigation menu on the right hand side, content on the left. This would provide best visibility and indexing in search engines.

    Regarding small aspects of the themes, colors, font characteristics, images etc can all be edited to customise the themes to your own liking. So, the final theme that we choose does not need to be spot-on…

    If we settle on a three-column layout it would be best to have both of those columns on the right hand side. See my site on Search Engine Marketing as an example of this:

  4. Nils said,

    on October 28th, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    I have not looked at the themes yet, but from an environmental point of view the site should minimize the amount of energy needed to display it to keep the carbon footprint low. So the majority of the screen i.e. the background should be as dark as is acceptable.
    Just a thought.

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