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Octopress Naked Theme

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 «permalink»

As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Octopress. It’s what powers this blog. If you look at a site using the default Octopress theme (like Matt Gemmell’s site) versus a site like mine or the candler blog, you can see that some people deeply, deeply customize their Octopress installs.

While customization wasn’t difficult, there was definitely a lot of time spent doing things like tracking down rules and sticking on !important directives, or trying to figure out which element was using CSS Data URL’s to generate dashed seperators. And at the end of it all, even with the advent of SASS/Compass, I’m still left with an uneasy feeling of bloat in the back of my mind.

In case you don’t see where this is going, I’m planning another site redesign soon (the third in the less-than-a-year that I’ve been running). And this theme looks like a great jumping off point.