Brand New Day

Brand New Day is a charmingly illustrated theme that comes in four different “flavors”–day, night, autumn and winter–plus different sidebar arrangements and a narrow/wide column option. The fun, whimsical style lends itself well to personal websites and blogs.

Theme Options

A quick visit to Appearance → Theme Options from your WordPress.com dashboard lets you pick from the four different “flavors.” You’re only two clicks (make a choice, click save) from customizing the appearance of your blog.

But that’s not all you can change. You can choose what side of your blog the sidebar appears on — or even remove it altogether — and even remove the default search form from the header of your blog (you might want to use a widget instead.)

The neatest customization choice might be the Simple Blog Mode. With one click you can remove the search bar from the header, drop the sidebar, and narrow the content column. It simplifies the look of your blog and makes your content the focus. It’s great for blogs where you’re continually publishing new posts.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):

  1. The main column width is 630 except in the full-width layout where it's 1000.
  2. The sidebar width is 210.