So as much as I loved, loved, loved the site design that Raising A Healthy Family has had since I first created in in July 2007, I just began to think it needed an update. The theme it was based on was rock solid, but WordPress has evolved so much since 2007 and there are a lot of really cool features that I wanted to be able to utilize that I just couldn’t with the old theme.
Since I am a web designer and have done loads of WordPress customizations, one part of me wanted to design the new site from the ground up and customize it to the hilt, but then the sensible, time conscious me said “no way.” Especially since there was a premium theme I have had my eye on since the day my good friend Randa released in on her Diva Themes website. The theme is called Yummy and it just rocks! Right now I am using it pretty much as it comes. Yes, I have done a little tweaking, and yes, I may do more, but honestly I think it works just like it is now.
Why Diva Themes and not one of the other big premium theme options? Well, as much as StudioPress is my normal go-to source for a base theme and as much as I love the look and feel of the ElegantThemes designs, I know that Randa’s themes have something a little different. They are designed by a super talented lady with the female blogger or small business owner in mind. I also know that her themes will be easy to customize, her code will be clean, and every last detail will be thought of.
So, what do you think of the new look? Like it? Don’t like it? What is it missing? I’d love to hear your input. Meanwhile, I’m off to do just a little more tweaking – primarily because I just can’t help myself!