New Themes: Baskerville and Edda

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Happy Theme Thursday! Today I’m excitedto introduce two newfree themes to our collection.

Baskerville

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Baskerville was designed byAnders Norén, and it displayswriting, photos, and videosina dynamic, grid-based layout. It features unique layouts for different post formats, to make different kinds of content pop. Baskerville’s design adapts to any screen size, big or small, so your posts always look their best.

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Get to know Baskervilleon the Theme Showcase, or give it a spin by activating it from Appearance → Themes.

Edda

Edda WordPress theme

Edda, designed by Mel Choyce, is flexible enough to be used as a photoblog, personal journal, or tumblelog. The theme’s sepia-toned images and stylish color give your content an elegant,vintage look and feel.

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Check out Edda on the Theme Showcase, or try it out on your blogby activating it from Appearance → Themes.

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Divide and Conquer (Your Prose)

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Reading, like breathing, is a continuous process that’s made up of numerous discrete acts. (If you’re like me, the same is true of eating gummy bears.) Whatever style we write in — from the most traditional to the more experimental — our job as writers is to make the experience so smooth for our readers that they don’t even notice the little seams that hold it all together.

We do this in ways both big and small. We make sure our grammar doesn’t call attention to itself (unless we want it to, like in some forms of poetry). We keep our posts clean, and their format easy on our readers’ eyes. We embrace the screen’s white space.

Dividing your text into smaller units is another way to make the reading flow and engage and push your audience onward. I’m not talking about breaking down walls of text into paragraphs — unless you’re James Joyce you’re hopefully doing this…

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