Where does MakeUseOf get their theme and where can I obtain it?

Akoya London January 21, 2012

I have a new blog (ajlondon.tk) that I’d like to have a great theme with. Where did you obtain your theme and where can I find it?

  1. James Bruce
    January 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Hi Akoya. Our theme is not available to download I'm afraid. It was custom designed by one of the many talented designers who regularly enter design competitions on http://99designs.com . Once we had the design, it then needed to be coded, initially done by http://xhtmlized.com , then customized for WordPress by myself. 

    If you're looking for great premium wordpress themes, http://www.elegantthemes.com/ is one of my favourites, and their membership covers all their extensive library of themes. 

    Another option is to learn CSS/HTML/PHP yourself, and start to customize anything you find. 

    • Jeff Fabish
      January 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm

      I purchased a template from Template Monster for my new website. After some initial frustration, I finally got the theme running. As you know, web development (more over, web design) isn't exactly my strong point. It's worth learning HTML/CSS and PHP rather than shelling out the $100 for them to install it themselves.

  2. Jeff Fabish
    January 21, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    We have a pretty kick ass web dev, James Bruce. What CMS is your blog running? You should strive for originality.

    • Anonymous
      January 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      What do you mean by, "What CMS is your blog running?"? I am running a self -hosted Wordress.

    • James Bruce
      January 23, 2012 at 9:24 am


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