Update: Unfortunately I’ve had to change the theme back temporarily.  I’ve run into a few snags with the Bold Life theme that need to be ironed out.  Some quirks with the comments and a lack of category menu (although that can be remedied much easier than the comments problem).

I’m pretty sure that I’ll be able to get it sorted out though, so the new theme should be back soon.

Update #2:  Discovered why the spacing was messed up for me in the Amazing Grace theme.  Sociable plugin has 2 css files that can be optionally applied and one of them was messing up the blockquote and list spacing.

If you are a regular reader at WWW Ramblings, you’ve likely noticed a change in the look of the site.  While I love the basic look of the Amazing Grace theme that I used before this, I always found that it was a little cramped.  It seemed that there wasn’t enough space between paragraphs and around text objects.

So I thought about getting into the CSS and playing with it a bit (and I did some) but there is more to making it look the way that I wanted than just adjusting padding.  While I like the 3 column layout, it is still cramping — especially with a fixed width layout.

Then I stumbled on Bold Life.  This captures pretty much all that I want in a theme.  It cuts back to 2 columns, but it looks much more inviting to read.  The text is bigger, more spaced out.  The look is very simple without being plain white.  And I love the formatting of the blockquotes and bullet lists better.

I’m sure that over time I’ll find quirks in this theme that will need some tweaking, but I love the power that WordPress and GPL themes give to you as a blogger or even a simple web site designer.

So thanks to Vladimir Prelovac for the Amazing Grace theme (which I still love and will find another place to use it someday).  And thank you to Jay Hafling for the Bold Life theme.  Great work gentlemen!

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