CSS Customizations of a Premium WordPress Theme

When you buy a website theme or template the most common issue is that you still want to customize it further.  Depending on which theme you buy can heavily depend of the amount of customization that you need to do.  A client of mine had some tweaks that they needed done recently on a theme that was purchased called Moderno developed by bavotasan.  Have a look at the original design below…

Original Theme

Normally when you have a website theme the CSS is all in one nice and neat place however that wasn’t the case with this theme and simple knowledge of CSS is not enough.  For this theme, I had to get into the PHP and is smartly coded to stop newbies and novices from really customizing this theme.  The first thing that I did was edit the CSS for the sidebar and image used for the shadow effect and flipped it over to the other side.  Have a look…

The next and final thing that needed editing for this styling was to have the top dark grey bar so that it would align with the post area on the left hand side and give the layout a cleaner look.  Check it out…

This was a fun and easy project that took a few hours of work to accomplish but the redesign of the visual layout of the page looks great too!

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