Cool theme. It’s just a shame it suffers from some of the same problems as Pressrow did (eg. clicked links being such a huge difference in colour to unclicked links). I can imagine though that some people are going to love it and it’s definately a step up from Pressrow. For now, I’ll stick with Day Dream.
The widgets pretty much stay the same if you are changing from Pressrow. I like it. It appears smoother and a bit more refined than Pressrow.
Is there any way that previously uploaded header images can be retained for use with new themes?
Very cool, I like it! Still love Press Row’s big bold in-your-face titles, but this is a very close second which I’ll probably be tempted to try out. Thanks for all the themes btw – every one may not have the same appeal to me, but I do appreciate the effort in rolling them out and increasing the available choices.
i like pressrow for its huge image header but somehow this one looks better. amazing how font size can make so much difference. and this theme would definitely appeal to bloggers who hate the name of the ‘home’ page as it’s called ‘front page’ instead. i’d love to see more of these kind of themes. *thumbs up*
It is a wonderful theme and perfect for my blog, but unfortunately, like Pressrow lacks the nice little links on each post (edit, comments, permalink). So I guess I will be sticking with Ocadia for now.
I would would probably use Cutline (at least for a while) if not for the fact that you can only align images right. I tend to blog my photos from Flickr and Cutline has moved my recent ones to align right and moved the text underneath to the left leaving a big block of empty space on the left hand side if there is no text. Which might be fine, except that’s not where I wanted them. I prefer to have the freedom to place my pics where I want. I wonder if this is going to be or whether it’s a design thing? Hope not. In the meantime I’ve switched back to Press Row.
I really love the way Cutline treats the sidebar over Press Row though and I like the centred header.
Half an hour ago I switched from Simpla to Cutline. I believe, it has a more urban look, reminds me a little of a daily big city paper, black & white, downtown. The links and quotes in the posts are better to recognize.
nice theme a little better than pressrow though almost the same. something is wrong with image alignment it gets all moved to the right. Next can we please have those extra link, edit, comments, etc hard to go about :D. thanks for the good work.
A few more inconsistencies when the Links on top are active i.e “Front page”, “About” only Frontpage is highlighted as green when active. Images inside the blog roll seem to have a blue border wrapped to it looks ugly on the them. also anyway to remove those bullet marks.
But, all these new theme announcements without a link to where to find, see or download them? I’ve been all over the place in this site and cannot find where these new themes are kept. They all sound so nice, I’d like to see them.
Many of you are under the impression that you have no control over your image alignment or presentation, but the reality here is that Cutline gives you more control than ever before.
In order to provide you with complete control over your images, I’ve built in a set of classes to help with image handling. I’ll post a brief rundown here, but if you click on the link that follows this brief description, you can get the full run down on image handling with Cutline.
The classes that can be applied to your img references are as follows:
left — aligns the image to the left and adds a frame, also wraps text center — centers the image and adds a frame, does not wrap text right — aligns the image to the right and adds a frame, also wraps text (note: this is the default setting, so if you do not add an image class, you will get a picture that is aligned to the right!) off — turns the frame off – recommended for pictures of objects that are set on white backgrounds
Utilizing these classes is very simple, but I would recommend that you switch to the HTML editor (not the WYSIWYG one) to add them. Here’s an example to illustrate.
Let’s say that I was operating within the WYSIWYG editor, and I added an image to my post. After adding the image, I would switch to the HTML editor and locate the image reference, which should look something like this:
Can ya dig it? Although it appears at first glance that you don’t have any control over your images, the reality is that Cutline gives you more control and flexibility than ever before!
If you still want more info and examples about handling images with Cutline, check out the theme’s support site.
To Jamie and others who dislike the visited link treatments: color handling is very much an issue of personal preference. Because these themes are created for massive public consumption, odds are good that there will be little things about each that you don’t necessarily prefer.
The good news is that in most of these themes on WordPress.com, color changes are quite easy to accomplish. If you want to exercise that level of control over your site’s color scheme, then I highly recommend upgrading to the edit CSS option!
Instead of relying upon a designer to suit your every need, you will be able to tweak your theme of choice to your exact specifications.
Finally, regarding the “major flaw” of author names not showing up underneath the post titles… The author names have been coded into the theme, but they have been commented out because most sites are single-author blogs (which would therefore make listing the author name unnecessarily redundant). Perhaps someone could request that the WP.com team uncomment these author references.
I like Andreas09 but I did reluctantly convert to Cutline. Reluctant b/c I didn’t know what would happen to the right half of my double sidebar. Alas, the widgets remained saved though undisplayed. I do like Cutline, if for nothing else, it is different than what I have had (Andreas09)–plus I did my first custom header today!!–but some more themes with a double sidebar (or even a left margin sidebar and a right margin sidebar would be good). Other than that, good job as always!
Fantastic. Being a minimilist at heart, this is getting really close to ideal for me. I amended the fonts to my personal preferences (verdana, arial), but otherwise I love it. Only small request is to add the blog tagline. Too many of these themes forget that tag, yet thats the descriptor of the blog, and essential to have.
I CAN’T SAY THIS ENOUGH!: While the addition of new themes is a positive sign, some of us out here need THREE-COLUMN themes. PLEASE PLESAE PLEASE include a three-column theme with a customizable header image!
On my blog there are simply far too many links and I need maximum visibility for all of them. Of course, this is not possible with traditional two-column themes. This spurs in me a desire to have a three-column theme. I can only request!
Decided to try out Cutline.. with the extensive write up on controlling images that should help in putting kimages where I want them. But WHERE is the ability to edit comments when logged in? Why has this disappeared from Cutline? Can we have this back please?
britgirl: it was never even there to begin with. that’s why i returned to pressrow, such a hassle when i get my comments if i stuck with cutline, even though i like the fonts better. and i dislike the pictures aligned right automatically.
Love this new theme, I installed it immediately and changed the picture to suit my blog theme. Is it possible to change the header color without CSS?
And as for the pics, I cannot understand why they are all now alligned to the right (sidebar) though I have them all edited as “left” initially. I checked it once again – yes, “left”, but they are showing aligned to the right. Though my friend says that she sees them at her computer alligned to the right. I’m confused here.
“Finally, regarding the “major flaw” of author names not showing up underneath the post titles… The author names have been coded into the theme, but they have been commented out because most sites are single-author blogs (which would therefore make listing the author name unnecessarily redundant). Perhaps someone could request that the WP.com team uncomment these author references.”
I run a multi-author blog and this is a recurring problem with many themes. When I just find the perfect one (just like Cutline seemed to be), it has no post author.
This little detail splits the themes in two groups: one for solo bloggers and other for multi-authors blogs.
If we could have an option “show post author” for all themes, this segregation will be gone.
Since it’s a pain to go through hundreds of old posts to restyle images so Cutline will handle them properly (like many people, I change my template periodically and don’t want to edit all old posts to correspond to the image styling of each new template), is there any chance of WordPress.com upgrading to Cutline 1.02?
All the frames around the pictures dissappeared. They looked so nice. How can I return them? I now that img class=”center” can be used for that, but 1) I don’t like the type of the frame that shows up – the previous was better 2) I thought there’s a mechanizm to avoid editing every other post.
“Finally, regarding the “major flaw” of author names not showing up underneath the post titles… The author names have been coded into the theme, but they have been commented out because most sites are single-author blogs (which would therefore make listing the author name unnecessarily redundant). Perhaps someone could request that the WP.com team uncomment these author references”
I also run a multi-author blog and LOVE cutline, but really need the author’s names to show. I am hoping matt will make this fix available as gtfbfan suggests is possible.
ALSO, another flaw, in my mind: I love having an “edit post” button from the blog. But Cutline has no edit button, and when I see flaws in the post, i have to go to Dashboard to edit. Very time consuming for those of us who blog on the fly and like to correct our spelling later :-)