Themedy, Another reason to love Thesis
There are all sorts of reasons why I use Thesis to power my blog; it’s an incredibly powerful framework that provides you with a huge amount of flexibility to create practically anything you want, it has great support and regular updates too, so all in all I’m a big fan and I’m not afraid to say so.
If there was one complaint that I have had in the past, it’s that when you look at the majority of sites created with Thesis you are likely to see a number of common layouts and design approaches. Whether that’s due to the framework itself or down to the creativity of the bloggers is up for debate, but I for one found that although I could make my site quite an individual experience it was hard to bust out of the standard Thesis layout.
That is until I discovered the concept of child themes and realised that there were some incredibly talented designer/developer types out there who were dreaming up ways of making Thesis look brilliant. And not only that it literally takes about 10mins to download and install one of these themes onto your blog and ‘ ta da’ you suddenly find yourself with a completely different looking site.
One such designer/developer runs a site called Themedy which offers a number of excellent themes for both Thesis and Genesis, some of which are completely free (but with no reduction in quality). This site actually runs on one of their themes (with a few tweaks here and there) and in my opinion looks infinitely better than what I managed to create with just Thesis on it’s own (lack of talent on my part more than anything).
Of course all of this goodness doesn’t come without some sort of investment but to be honest if you fancy yourself as any kind of blogger it’s well worth the money to make your site look a little different to everyone else, so if you’re interested in seeing what is on offer go and check out both Thesis and Themedy to find out more about how the themes work and how to get your own copies.