Nice1-Green-Theme is a light approach to WordPress that gets some things done really well and others not so well. Let’s take a look.
- Validation: 3/5
- Look and Feel: 5/5
- Theme Completeness: 3/5
- Editability: 5/5
- Total: 16/20
Six CSS errors popped up—all of them having to do with bad parsing (misplaced characters within code, probably) and negative margins and paddings. There were also (ready for this?) 60 warnings concerning font colors conflicting with background colors. These things together: −1
The popped up an error as well, although not quite as extreme as the other. Nonetheless, these are all things which can be (and should be) easily taken care of. −1
Look & Feel 5/5
Besides the (admittedly common) factor which limits the number of items one can have in a menu bar, I love the way everything looks Web 2.0. The 2 sidebars action is very cool too.
Theme Completeness 3/5
No search form. −1 (If you use this theme, though, just drop a search form in. All the pages required work alright.)
No 404 template. −1
On a happy note, though, it is nice that the WP-calendar is installed by default. Nice touch.
While the code isn’t exactly anything to write home about, it is pretty good. The theme is also a (two!) widget ready template. Sort of exciting for anyone who decides to it.
Closing Comments (16/20)
There’s some work to do here, but not more than enough. I’d feel a little bit better if the author gave a little bit more to the theme (as far as guiding changes through commenting or adhering to standards). But sometimes, especially with web design, we have to take baby steps.