This is What The Digital Reader Could Look Like Next Year
For the past few weeks I have been exploring the idea of making radical changes to this blog.
After looking at a few hundred WordPress themes, I’ve found one that makes the single radical change I wanted without affecting anything else. But before I switch blog themes, I thought I would show you what it looks like and get some feedback.
It looks something like this:
The new theme is called Blogsonry. It’s a daughter theme to the stock WP twenty thirteen theme I am using now, and for the most part it looks exactly like my existing blog theme – just with a new home page. Most of the other pages, including the posts, will look exactly like they do now.
The Blogsonry theme adds a tile-like layout to the front, category, archive, and tag pages of the blog. Popularized by Pinterest, the technical name for this layout concept is Masonry.
I’ve liked the concept ever since I saw it on a few blogs starting last year. It makes it easier to scan all of the posts on a page (but it also makes it harder for me to place ads on the homepage). And now I finally have a way to adopt it myself with minimal effort.
I know it’s different from what I have now, but I think this is one of those cases where it’s time to recognize that the old way has hung around for so long not because it was a good idea but because it’s simply the way things have always been done.
This new way is better, I think. What do you think?