WordPress Theme Review: Red Globe 1.01

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Red Globe brings a very interesting theme design to the mix. I’m a fan.

Red Globe 1.01 WordPress Theme

  • Validation: 3/5
  • Look and Feel: 5/5
  • Theme Completeness: 4/5
  • Editability: 4/5
  • Total: 16/20

Validation 3/5

There were a bunch of warnings on the CSS validation. They mostly had to do with the case of some font values, but there were also the all-too-familiar color conflicts.

There were about 10 XHTML errors, but this is primarily due to the declaration of a Strict DOCTYPE. Changing it to a Transitional DOCTYPE would be a much better idea, probably taking away most of the errors.

Look & Feel 5/5

This is a very unique design. It’s the first of its style I’ve seen as a WordPress theme. I’m very happy about that; I love when the mold can be broken.

I’m impressed at the really sharp logo you get for free in this one. It’s clean and professional.

I’m also a fan of the red, and how it is used throughout the design (which is fluid, a nice touch too!). Great font colors.

Okay, enough raving about the Look and Feel. I’ll move on.

Theme Completeness 4/5

The attachment.php seems a littleā€¦forgotten about. I only say that because of the caliber of the rest of the site, and the poor look of this particular theme file.

There are very nice search results, though. I think I’m partial to a listing of posts on an archive/category page. It looks nice.

Editablity 4/5

Very little commenting in the code. I can tell it’s organized to an extent, but I’m not convinced that it would be easy to tear through.

Oh, and for the sake of all that is holy, lowercase your ids and classes. Please?

Closing Comments 16/20

I’m a big fan of the functionality of this site. I’d love to see it get a higher score; it’s unfortunate that it only scored what it did. If you are at least a little confident in yourself when it comes to WordPress, try this theme out.