The guys at WordPress have finally managed to come up with a theme which suits my needs even better than Press row. Just like Press row, Vigilance is a clean, uncluttered no nonsense two column theme. While the custom header space is even lower and wider than Press row’s, making the already rather challenging task of designing good looking header images almost impossible, Vigilance does offer a few options I just can’t resist¹. So, goodbye, Press Row, hello Vigilance!
Goodbye, Mr. Hattkaill!
While the change of themes does not actually alter the look and feel of my blog all that much, the low, wide masthead with the name of the blog on top of the image header means that I might have to let one of the most recognizable visual features of my blog go. Unless you are to some degree visually or mnemonically challenged, you have probably already noticed what’s missing: the profile (or “hattkaill” in Trøndersk) in the left corner of the image header. I just can’t figure out a way to fit both the profile and the blog title into the masthead without it looking cluttered and lopsided, so I have decided to remove the little guy. The nostalgic types among you can still see him at the “about” page.¹And the name of the theme does, of course, have a cool ring to it.