Welcome to the New Theme

I have updated the theme to the Twenty Thirteen theme which was delivered with WordPress 3.6 (or maybe it was 3.5, I can’t quite recall). I like it because it is simple and clean and I needed to make fewer customizations than with my earlier theme Twenty Twelve. The fewer the customization, the better, since I maintain the site.

The banner is from a picture I took, but I don’t think it is permanent. It’s a little too dreamy for me. I have an idea for a better banner, but it will take me a little while to get to it. In the meantime, there’s nothing wrong with clouds, so I can live with it for now.

I’ve tried to improve the menus a bit, making them a little better organized and a little more useful. Most notably, I moved the Site Policies onto the menu bar so that it is more clearly accessible from every page.

I’m in the process of updating a lot of the link lists (blog rolls) at the bottom of the sidebar, to bring it more up-to-date with what I am reading these day, but that probably won’t be finished until later this week.

There are still some other small tweak I need to make, but I think you get the gist of what I am going for: an easy-to-read, and easy-to-interact-with site without a lot of bulk and extraneous stuff to weigh it down.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

6 thoughts on “Welcome to the New Theme

  1. Agreed. Looks great. Nice and clean. I can confirm that it looks great on mobile too.

  2. Nice… I too thiing it looks clean and simple. (By the way, that desk does not look paperless – 🙂 )

  3. PJ, I was wondering if anyone would notice. The picture was taken in the aftermath of my recent vacation, so things are in more disarray than usual.

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