A lot of people have been asking me lately “Where did you get your theme?” “Who designed it?” “Can I use it on my blog too?”
Although the design was clearly unique, the colors didn’t blend that well and some parts of the blog did not get that much importance like the signup box – that I wanted to prioritize.
After receiving the design, I requested a full revision with the colors I wanted and some more fine tunning. I then got this second one:
I was stunned with the sparkle of the red shadings so I said to myself “This must be it”. Although I didn’t feel that much comfortable with the logo and the featured post box, it was cluttering the whole concept but so far I was satisfied. I sent the payment and let the design sit for about a week.
After that, I browsed for some inspirations for the puny lil’ feed button. Then I saw Freelance Switch’s tucked in RSS. I emailed Collis and asked his permission. Luckily he agreed for me to take the idea.
I also wanted a simpler, less graphic heavy design so I reduced the colors in the header, content and footer. (Design Guru Ryan can’t edit because I only paid for two concepts only) Without further ado, here’s what my photoshop skills worked out:
There you have it folks, Carl Ocab 2.0!
About The Logo
You can read it in the middle part of this post.
Can You Use It On Your Blog?
It’s like asking Google “Can I use your logo?” – Of course that would be a big NO.
Like my logo, my theme has been established as one of my blog’s brand. Giving it away would degrade and devalue my brand – and what the heck? I paid for it.
WordPress Theme For Bloggers?
Since I’ve seen a lot of people on the hunt for themes like mine, I will create a theme for bloggers and it will probably be available for download next month.
If you have suggestions, feature requests, I would appreciate if you could drop a comment below.
Update: It has arrived, the Ultimate Blogging Theme.