WordPress Theme Review: ALOA 1.0

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Even though ALOA 1.0 isn’t my favorite theme when it comes to the overall look and feel, most everything about the theme is solid.

ALOA 1.0 WordPress Theme

  • Validation: 3/5
  • Look and Feel:4/5
  • Theme Completeness: 5/5
  • Editability: 5/5
  • Total: 17/20

Validation 3/5

The CSS hit a couple errors, one on a negative padding property (believe me, I understand that one) and the other more technical issues with the #main div. There were also a bunch of warnings that popped up concerning non-specified background and font colors. These things are not anything near major, but they would have been taken care of if a simple CSS check for validation would have been done.

There were also some XHTML errors which should be looked at. There wasn’t anything major but again, it would have been worth looking into.

Look & Feel 4/5

I’m not sure whether it was intended or not, but a long header doubles up on itself. It looks kind of weird, so I would be surprised if it was meant to be that way.

Otherwise if the pattern is up your alley then this theme could work for you. If you don’t like it, then it won’t.

Theme Completeness 5/5

Everything seems accounted for. Thomas Reif did a great job on this one.

Editablity 5/5

This theme offers sidebar widget capability as well as great comments within the style sheets. Again, nothing seems left out—this theme seems solidl.

Closing Comments (17/20)

Honestly this design isn’t my cup ‘o’ tea, but I can’t find any reason to count anything else off this theme. If it’s your thing, go for it.