The First Theme Update


So, I am using the theme Daring By Matthew Lang on this blog as of now. I have also added the Disqus code to the theme for comments.

A few days ago, an update for the theme came out. Normally, I wouldn’t care (I mean if I was on WordPress or something, I definitely wouldn’t). But to fully experience the transition to Ghost for blogging, I decided that it would be unfair for me to ignore this opportunity. So, I downloaded the theme zip from GitHub, made the necessary modifications for comments and the Tweet button, uploaded and applied the theme using the admin interface of Ghost.

The first thing after the page refresh was the not-so-subtle red colour in the heading font. On reading the changelog, I found that the author of this theme had included themes support for post headings, etc.

The Second thing I noticed was a red border on the top of the page. I’m sure people like borders on top, but I don’t. Again, the border colour could be changed using the theme selection in one of the hbs files (it was default.hbs, in case you want to know).

The third thing was the fonts. They were much larger. It made me feel that the subtlety of the theme that made me choose it when I put it to use on this blog was completely lost.

After sometime, I decided to revert to the theme I originally chose (version 0.1.4) and decided to not update the theme until something really breaks. I liked the smaller fonts. I liked the borderless design. I didn’t care for the improvements made to it. I’m sticking with version 0.1.4.

This also made me examine the theme code for Ghost themes and I realised that theme updates are not useful for anyone who is happy with the theme he/ she is using.

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