PressRow may seem very minimal, but it packs a punch below the surface!
- Validation: 5/5
- Look and Feel: 5/5
- Theme Completeness: 4/5
- Editability: 5/5
- Total: 19/20
This has a great back end, I’ll say that now. Perfect CSS and XHTML validation.
Can you hear me sighing in happiness right now?
Look & Feel 5/5
I love the custom images in each header on this site.
I love the little icons throughout the site, especially where they sit next to the next post/previous post links. That’s an area that doesn’t see much attention, so it’s nice to see something unique there (even if they are just little arrow images).
The headlines are sans-serif, which is ideal. It makes for a great difference between the headlines and the content.
Note: See AListApart for a great example of this at work.
Again, the headlines are great. But my preference is for slightly smaller sidebar headlines. No big deal though.
Theme Completeness 4/5
The good stuff: the 404 page is great. There’s even a custom image for the pages; this is a great case study of what I was talking about before. I’m also very satisfied with the search results pages.
The bad stuff: the attachment.php is broken. At least I think it is. It looks like it received slightly less attention than other pages of the site. −1.
There are plenty of files to edit here, and the CSS is commented pretty well. The seasoned user shouldn’t have much problem navigating the files on this one.
Closing Comments (19/20)
Nice work, Chris! This passed with flying colors, especially compared to a lot of the other themes we look over here.
I wish all theme reviews were as easy as this.