I really like the Simplr style, but it is too bloggy for use as a church website, so first I wanted to remove a few things that get in the way. The trial site is here.
- I removed the aggregation feed links since they’re duplicated in the footer and most people who use them at all will use software that will auto-detect them.
- I removed — from the front page so far — all reference to comments. This is only an invitation for spam, or worse irresponsible public bickering about the church.
- I have dropped “site admin” and “logout” (not visible until you login) to the footer.
- After deleting elements, I had to tweek the template because it was causing everything below a certain point to read in emphasized text.
These will be included in the template I will later release.
To read part one in this series, click here.