I’ve finally gotten around to creating a new theme for this blog. I’ve been feeling a bit of pressure after Al did an absolutely stunning remake of his blog a couple of months ago.

With each theme I do for BlogEngine.NET, I can’t help but be more and more impressed with how easy it is.

Al also has some great tips for BlogEngine.NET theme designers. Have a a look at his creating themes webcast and some tips here and here.

So as you can see, my new theme is live. I still consider it a work in progress though, so don't be surprised if it changes.

Having now played with BlogEngine.NET themes, I can really say that I'm impressed with the theme mechanism and layout. Modifying an existing theme (CoffeeCup by Michael Silvers) was an absolute breeze. There are no tables in sight, the CSS crowd will be pleased. A nice side effect of using standard compliant HTML is that the blog is viewable even from a text browser on Linux like Lynx.

I know I will be using the BlogEngine.NET layout as a template for any new sites I design. Just another way that OSS helps to educate the masses.


I am a software developer / architect currently interested in combining .NET technologies with open-source operating systems. 

I am a member of the open-source BlogEngine.NET development team and focus mainly on ensuring Mono compatibility for the project.

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