One Column or Two?

Excuse me for a moment while I toss out a little mini-rant…

I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for a nice single-column theme to use on my blog. I’ve got Daydream, which I’m using now and that I like quite a lot, but I’m always interested in finding some new ones, as well. Here’s the problem I keep running into, though:

I wonder if WordPress theme designers actually know what a “one-column” theme actually is. You see, I’ve found two themes in the last week that were described as being single-column themes, yet when you navigate to the download page and look at the theme’s screenshot, there it is! Two columns! There’s a main column for the content and a second column for the sidebar. It’s also fruitless to search the official WordPress themes directory for exactly the same reason – half the themes listed in the one-column area are actually multiple columns. For once, I wish WordPress theme designers would learn their numbers.

And I _still_ wish there were more crisp, clean one-column themes out there.

2 thoughts on “One Column or Two?”

  1. Are you searching for single column and something else. The default connector if you are searching for multiple parameters is the “or.” I had trouble with a search I was trying to do one time until I realized that and switched it to “and.”

  2. Nope, I was searching for _just_ single-column themes – I was curious what types of things were out there. So, naturally, I was quite frustrated when that filter was bringing me a lot of 2- and 3-column themes, as well.

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