Last week while I was at WebManiacs I decided I wanted to go with a different theme for my blog. The GlossyBlue one was nice, but a lot of people are using it and I wanted to be a bit more unique. I searched around and found a couple free WordPress themes and decided to port one over. I must say skinning Mango is not as easy as I would like, but it isnt rocket science either. I created a new skin in about 3 days, working via the plane, hotel room at night and this morning. I am not a CSS wizard so it could probably be done a lot faster if I had some more skillz. I plan on skinning a couple more themes, which I will share. This one however "BlueMoon" wont be shared until I decide to switch to a different one (sorry).
Laura did a pretty good job with the MangoBlog engine, it really has a lot of potential. My only fuss is the docs need some love, I learned a lot about the MangoBlog engine by skinning my own. There is still a lot I don't fully understand, in time hopefully I will. The Mate Docs (Flex Framework by AsFusion) are put together really well, maybe Mango Docs will aspire to them ;)
Oh quick note, Mark Aplet also skinned a really nice theme. He has the CSS talent I lack :) Nice job Mark, you can download his skin here.
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