as you can see now, this blog is already using the new theme by kreativethemes – typozine. the first day i saw this theme following twitter updates, i was already tempted with the features. i dont know why they call this theme a magazine theme, perhaps because of the flexibility of the theme to show specific articles following the categories assigned. to me it’s just great for now that i cant resist to grab one.
with typozine, not only i can highlight certain articles or categories, i can also hide or separate unnecessary topics from the main page or from the main column, therefore maintain the blog main subject, in my case, travel. its funny if when your visit to a certain blog to check on latest update on a certain topic where the blog is well-known for, suddenly displaying a personal ramblings entry.
if you check again in the main page of this blog, this article you read now does not appear in the main column, but below it, where all latest article will appear (and with the flexibility given under typozine admin, i can even remove this option now). and after newest article posted, this article will then removed totally from the page, you cant see it unless if you search my article from the archive or category, or even under author posts collection
cracking the theme, not so hard if you are familiar with wordpress. even if you are not familiar with it, the typozine theme comes with its own admin menu, where you can control what content to show on your blog. plus with the widget support for sidebars and options for advertisements appearance, this theme is simply nice.
of course, being a new product, there’s always some weaknesses. i saw one for the time being, but just a minor scripting error. knowing css, you will be able to fix it on your own.
the only main thing that i would like to highlight is the feature image for every article. i prefer if the theme can automatically pick any image in the entry to be the feature image (aka thumbnail) of every article, where thumbnails-for-excerpt plugins does this easily. now with typozine, i have to preselect which image to be the feature image, otherwise it will appear as ‘no image’.