We may be a little bit late to the Christmas party, but late is usually better than never. In this post we release a very compact, magazine-like theme designed especially for events such Christmas. We hope that the theme may be useful not only for this Christmas, but can also be used in general, for various purposes. This theme was designed by InstantShift as an exclusive Christmas gift for Smashing Magazine readers.
A big thanks to the folks at Smashing Magazine and InstantShift for offering a free Christmas theme. The festive mood of the theme motivated me to embark on a web site conversion over the weekend. I had been meaning to switch our farm web site, www.legacyfarmltd.com, from phpWebsite to WordPress for several months but I always found a reason to not work on it. Installing WordPress 2.7 and the Christmas theme was almost effortless compared to the process of duplicating old posts and pages. It was nice that they included the PSD for the logo. I cranked up my portable copy of GIMP and after a few minutes of re-learning GIMP/PhotoShop I had a custom logo that fit the Christmas theme. Although I will have to change the theme in the next few weeks soon since Christmas is over, the theme layout and fonts look like a good base to work from.