Some of us catch the redesign bug more than others, but sooner or later we redesign our sites simply to get something fresh out there. Last night I was thinking about writing an article on how creating themes for blogging software and content management systems is a great way to get linked (and banned from Technorati) and gain a bit more recognition. Problem is you might find that you don’t have enough time (to do some free marketing?!) and avoid creating any themes without realizing you have a theme sitting right in front of you looking to be handed out to the public.
When you decide to do a redesign, why not package up your old design as a theme and make it public for anyone to use with a link back to your site in the footer? Hell, some of us would be able to pump out 4-5 themes a year without even thinking about it simply because we change designs so often. Of course you might think that your hard work is meant only for you for all eternity.
Just something to think about.
Originally posted on May 22, 2006 @ 1:25 pm