Now that 2018 is approaching, I’m in the process of preparing the relaunch of my Wilwebs sites, where I blog all things WordPress.
Which is an excellent moment for a new look over here at wilransz.com too — Monochrome Pro.
A theme with an appropriate name considering the styling of the previous themes. And the StudioPress Monochrome Pro theme is based upon the Genesis Framework, of course.
Despite the name — Monochrome — the theme isn’t completely one-color.
Next to black, the folks over at StudioPress added a little blue. For the links, and for the background of before-the-footer-widget-area — the area just above the footer where I added the social media icons.
For this site, I have replaced the blue by black. To distinguish links from plain copy, I have added a dashed bottom border to links.
Another adjustment is that I added a linear gradient to the background images on the front page. This way, I do not have to add an overlay to images. The images provided which the theme do come with such an overlay.
The advantage of adding a linear gradient with CSS, is that you don’t need to rework the images when you decide to change the color scheme — you simply change the gradient accordingly. Swift and simple.