testing out new theme

I’ve spent a bunch of time this weekend working on adapting some themes for wordpress. I finally upgraded my sister’s blog to wordpress 1.5, and I adapted the China Red theme for her.

I was messing around with the Blix theme for my site, and I really like it, except I seem to have lost my link categories! The pattern at the top is from squidfingers.

I wish I was better at graphic design/css, I think I can manage ok when adapting other people’s work, but I’d like to be able to come up with something totally original at some point. Some of the tools that I was using while working on themes: the wellstyled color generator, and the del.icio.us new color bookmarking feature which came in handy for keeping track of little swatches of color.