Following up on my own call for a more accessible wordpress theme, I searched the list of available themes for the simplest up-to-date theme I could find. After hours of downloading and installing promising themes, I rand across the Dojo theme by Scott Vandehey:
A minimal web-standards theme with two dynamic sidebars and an editable “about” blurb.
As much as I ended up liking the three column format with the optional blurb, I liked the extraordinarily minimal color scheme. However, it does not come with customizable colors, so I was stuck with the black-on-white design that strains my eyes so badly. I did not want to throw my hands up in frustration and surrender, so I decided to tinker (sorry, Scott). I went into WordPress’ theme editor and loaded up the main css page after mistakenly playing wilth the print css page. I searched and found all the references to background and color and found some unintelligible six digit codes. It is never as simple as brown or green. Googling found me a page of colors matched with their html codes. I plugged in the code for black in the background field and some colors for colors that I liked in the color fields. There are several color fields and it took some trial and error to get a reasonable color scheme going. Once I found a working set of colors I liked, I saved the css file and bob’s your uncle. It certainly is not professional, but it works. If you would like to to better job, please do!
Seriously, I would like some feedback on this theme and the modified color scheme. Please let me know what you think.If you find this post useful or interesting, please consider buying me a cup of coffee.