Ever since I starting blogging around four months ago, after I decided to write what are inside my mind rather than let them totally consume me, I’ve changed theme for so many times. Although I thought of sticking with my current them – Black Letter Head, which I liked the most because of its minimalistic layout, still I seem not satisfied. I experimented in utilizing The Journalist theme because of its even simpler, uncluttered layout but it’ll never work for me, I think.
In newspaper design, that is the mainstream medium for news reporting where in you have to read printed words on a sheet of news print, in case you are not anymore familiar with this medium, a black background strains the eyes, but I surmise that as far as computer screens are concerned black is better than white since it eliminates excess glare and it does not hurt the eyes after a long time of reading. However, when we look at it, blog readers jump from one site to another because of the nature of web surfing: too fast, too furious. Black themes just look good to me, that is.
Another concern that I have is the header. I also constantly change header that suits to my current emotional, mental state. The more I am emotionally battered and mentally stressed the more my readers will see changes in the header – sometimes as often as ten times a day. However, the solitary man in the desert is working for me these times when I am rather at terms with my environment and the people around me. The Journalist theme, regretfully, doesn’t have an option for me to change the header anytime I want. That is already one disadvantage of this clean design. Too clean in fact.