A Slight Design Tweak

After spending several months with Twenty Eleven’s awesome out-of-the-box looks, I finally decided to drop in a few tweaks. What you see before you now is almost entirely the result of Twenty Eleven’s built-in theme options, with absolutely no CSS work, and a few custom fonts.

With the built-in options, I set the background and link color to the shade of blue that my previous themes used and “borrowed” the background image from Fruit Shake for some extra texture. I didn’t tweak any of the CSS this time, but I did add a Custom Design upgrade to utilize Snicker for the headers and Ubuntu for the body text.

4 responses

  1. I’ve been using twenty10 theme on my blog, though I must say I really like the look of the twenty11. Especially the comments bubble on each post. However that Header is humongous 🙂 is there any way to make it the same size as the twenty10 theme?

  2. On your own site (that is if you’re on .org and can edit your functions.php) yes:

    define( 'HEADER_IMAGE_WIDTH', apply_filters( 'twentyeleven_header_image_width', 1000 ) );
    define( 'HEADER_IMAGE_HEIGHT', apply_filters( 'twentyeleven_header_image_height', 200 ) );

    I did that to make mine 200px tall. Once you make the change, though, you have to actually upload images for it to take effect.

  3. bummer, i’m on the .com version and no plans to switch just yet… thanks for the info though,i will keep it in mind.

    1. You could use a Custom Design upgrade to shrink the overall area via CSS.