Thursday, May 6, 2010

Changing Website theme

I finally finished reading the book by Dave Hunt What Love is This? It was very good, and I'll write more about that soon I hope. I am also almost done reading Darin Hufford's book The Misunderstood God. That is also a very good book. I got them both for Christmas.

However, I decided that it was time to update the theme for my Drupal website. I configured Apache webserver for my PC with a couple of test site virtual hosts so I could play with some things without breaking my current set-up. Figuring out how to set up the virtual hosts was a project itself! And last week I discovered that a 'bargain' computer isn't always a bargain a few months down the road. I had to replace the hard drive, and re-install software and all of that.

Now I'm finally ready to play with some new themes, and I think I've decided on one in particular. I'll have it on the website by the end of the weekend, hopefully. Or not more than another week... again hopefully. I thought I'd share some screenshots of the top 3 contenders:

The one just above is called Marinelli. It's nice but it would have too many things I'd have to figure out how to fix.

This one is called Sky. It's a close second, though it would need me to figure out some color options. Next is the one I think I'm going to go with, it's called Waffles; though I'm not completely thrilled with the orange headers in some of the boxes. I'll also replace the header with an image that doesn't have the girl in the picture. Since I still have to fix some things, such as placement of the privacy policy, etc. there's a possibility that I'll go with Sky. It depends on whether what I want to do actually works, or not. If you have an opinion, please share!