It’s been a while since I’ve posted an article here! I’ve been quite busy these past couple of weeks with clients and other jobs that life has thrown at me. Not to worry, I have prepared an extra special treat for all the readers here.
I’d like to introduce the “Optimized Overshadowed” theme that I have spent hours perfecting and optimizing. I’ve taken a WordPress template and have completely revamped the stylesheet, images and design to create a unique experience for blog owners.
The WordPress Theme:
Attractive and Professional Font Replacement:
As you can see, I have applied a custom font to the header and sub-title which I have utilized Cufon for. It also has a nice drop shadow effect to it – I’m always a sucker for those types of things!
Then we have the content area. This area also uses Cufon for the H1, H2, H3 and H4 headers which keep the font family consistent. Perhaps the more important thing here is the SEO. I’ve spent a lot of time fine tuning this theme to give you the best rankings in the search engines as well as modifying the header.php to reflect your blog post title.
Free “SEO” WordPress Theme:
Now that Google is starting to look at page load speed as a ranking factor, I’ve kept this theme very lightweight and all of the images are compressed using Photoshops compression techniques and then compressed again with Smush.it by Yahoo. This ensures that you are serving the content as fast as possible to the new visitor. The backgrounds are all 1px in either height or width and then repeated using CSS, which also increases the page load speed.
I’ve even taken the initiative to compress the CSS for you in which all the whitespace is eliminated. I believe that I compressed the final filesize over 30% less!
Automatic Page Generation in Navigation Bar:
Thats right! If you make a new page in your WordPress admin area, the navigation bar will add the title of that page to the navigation bar, allowing fast access to your WordPress pages. No editing required.
Clean Icons suitable for WordPress:
The sidebar has custom icons to reflect different aspects of a blog as you can see below:
Go to http://blogpro.me to preview this theme.
How can you get this theme?
Simply subscribe to the RSS Feed! The link at the bottom of each post will have the direct download link.
I’m always open to suggestions on how to make this WordPress theme better – Feel free to email me or comment below.
As usual, stay tuned! I have some great website related tutorials and content coming soon.