Vote Early and Often: Should The Pietist Schoolman Get a New Look?

Last week I revealed that, four years into blogging, I’m considering switching The Pietist Schoolman to a new WordPress theme: new layout, new colors, new header image, new fonts, etc. Thanks to everyone who wrote in via comments and email with suggestions — and words of caution.

Now, it’s time to vote!

First, check out four possible themes (three suggested by you all, one of my own picking): Baskerville, Cerauno, Gateway, and Libre.

Clicking the links will take you to the demo for each theme. Unfortunately, I can’t link to a preview of what this blog would look like in each theme, but the gallery below shows some screen captures that might give you some sense of how the makeover would turn out. Just note that these are quite rough: I’d have lots of tweaks to make.

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Once you feel like you have a handle on the options, register your vote at the bottom of this page. And feel free to use the comments section below to lobby other readers to your cause!

Note that you can vote for more than one option. And yes, voting not to make any change at all is definitely an option! If you like the blog as is, please tell me so.

I’ll leave voting open until next Monday morning. Thanks for your help!

5 thoughts on “Vote Early and Often: Should The Pietist Schoolman Get a New Look?

  1. I think the current title is still OK. I don’t know the answer to my question, but – How many folks really know what Pietist Schoolman means or what Pietism is? It is a fairly new concept for many folks outside of the rarefied environment of historians and theologians.

      1. I guess I didn’t read it carefully enough. That is the trouble when a change is initiated. The details are not always clear to everybody.

  2. I like the versions with all your links at the top: easy to find and opens the door for exploration that maybe wouldn’t happen otherwise. There is certainly a difference in font size (ie 2nd page) in the text. One is probably too small for some of your readers…
    What kind of photo would you use on the top of Gateway?

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