Update: 29 Jan 2010. Monochrome has been fixed – pretty fast response by the WordPress team there. Thanks!
Some of you may have noticed the look and feel of my blog hiccoughed a couple of times over the last few days. Recently, WP announced a new theme, Monochrome, by mono-lab. It looked quite interesting, so I decided to give it a spin. Because it has only a single sidebar, but my previous theme – a highly modified Andreas04 – had two sidebars, it took me a few hours to rearrange everything.
Monochrome is very, very nice. Sleek and muted, with excellent spacing between elements – enough spacing for your eye to easily separate visual elements, but not enough to be wasteful of screen real estate – and some wonderful features. You can read more about Monochrome elsewhere; suffice it to say, I’d thought I’d finally found a theme I could stick with for a while.
Except for one thing: no RSS feed. A number of people have complained that the RSS feed in Monochrome doesn’t work. This is a huge problem – I mean, what’s a blog without a feed?
I tried an assortment of things to get the RSS feed to wake up. Some things – like changing your theme a few times – seems to have worked for some people. But I, and some others, have had no luck.
I’ve switched back to another theme – The Journalist 1.9 – that I’ve used in the past, and that has only one sidebar. I’m hoping Monochrome will be fixed soon, so switching back won’t be as time-consuming.
So that’s why you may have noticed my blog changing appearance a few times lately.