I’ve been using the wonderful K2 WordPress theme by Michael Heilemann for over 3 years now (and before that its predecessor Kubrick) but it was starting to look a bit tired and frankly I was bored with it. I didn’t have time to design something from the ground up and having searched high and low for a suitable replacement I finally came across Vigilance by The Theme Foundry which combines minimal looks with powerful features. After creating a child theme to customise the CSS a bit you’re now looking at the finished product (although will be tweaking over the next few weeks).

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How things looked prior to Jan 9th 2009

The new theme is a bit wider than the previous (180 pixels) and looks a lot nicer on today’s widescreen displays whilst still working for those with lower resolutions. I’ve only tested it with Firefox and Safari so if it doesn’t look right for you in IE then I suggest you upgrade to one of these fine browsers!

Any feedback positive or otherwise would be greatly appreciated. That’s one of my new years resolutions complete 🙂

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