One Theme, Three Ways: Customizing Twenty Fifteen

Behind, behind, behind. Largely because I have been working on the website for CTW and a new design for this blog, migrating CTW content from here to there and … and… and … Anyway, here’s the theme we’re thinking about for Craftedlife! Still trying to figure out how to customize the CTW blog in a way that’s complimentary to the website. Too much work, too little time, but all fun!

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Our default theme this year, Twenty Fifteen, draws visitors’ eyes to what matters most — the text and images you publish on your site. Crisp typography, generous spacing, streamlined navigation: Twenty Fifteen shows that less can indeed be more (and that it can look great on any device).

Keeping things simple and streamlined doesn’t mean you can’t make a theme your own, of course. From free custom color schemes (pictured in the gallery above) to a vertical header area with ample space to channel your (and your site’s) personality, Twenty Fifteen is a theme that invites you to express your creativity. Here are three sites that are doing a superb job using the theme as the canvas for their vision.


Desertification

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Desertification is a blog on environmental change, sustainable gardening, and other topics relevant to drylands everywhere. The Belgium-based blogger behind it, Dr. Willem Van Cotthem, crafted a design that matches the topic perfectly: the custom…

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