If you get a chance, head on over to BlueJar and read a new post entitled How to Buy a WordPress Theme. It has some interesting points that shouldn’t be forgotten when looking into spending some bucks on a theme, particularly how to make sure you only purchase a great theme.
Probably the most valuable part of the post is his list of questions to ask the seller of the WordPress theme:
- Header and footer been modified?
- Individual posting area been modified?
- Is the template widgetized? (basically if it is compatible with the new widget sidebar)
- Are comments section customized?
- Is it tested on Firefox, IE6, IE7, Opera 9, Other?
- Does it come with original .PSD file?
- Is the design 100% unique and only sold once?
- Is it XHTML/CSS valid coding?
Great stuff. I can’t even think of anything to add.
I would suggest finding independent artists to create your WordPress theme. If you happen to be in the market for one right now, I would highly suggest a friend of mine who creates awesome blog designs: Cory Miller. We’ve talked about his work before, and he’s a great place to go if you’re interested in investing in some quality work.
Again, good work BlueJar.