Since I decided to redesign the theme ahead of time, so I spent 6 hours making a new child theme. And you might be asking, why are you changing the design if the old one is okay?
From April of last year, I created my first major theme based off the Thematic Framework. It took many hours since I don’t have a sufficient knowledge of CSS. Because of this, I had to play trial and error. Eventually, I liked the design and made several minor changes over the months. While the design looked fine, it had some quirks with the layout and such. Because I’m redesigning the theme and color scheme when my blog turns three years old next February, I may as well overhaul the backend of the theme.
When I was deciding on the theme framework to use, I didn’t want to use a free theme since these designs tend to get overused, especially the Twenty Ten and Twenty Eleven themes (especially with the sidebar removal being a pain in the butt). I made a decision to spend some money to get a premium theme that will last into the future. After looking around, I have chosen to use StudioPress’s Genesis as I can create a child theme like I did with Thematic and it’s not too outrageously expensive compared to Thesis. This new theme still uses the same color scheme since I haven’t come up with one with some noticeable changes, which makes it look cleaner. Of course, the theme itself reduced the need to use a few plugins like WP-PageNavi, which will hopefully take the load off the site. Also, I’ll be adapting this theme to Shiori’s Diary when this design gets finished.
If you have any suggestions on what I should add or change in the new theme, make a comment below and I will take a look at it. Besides from that, enjoy the somewhat new design!