Default Chic

Posted by bryanzug - 2005/09/27

Obviously haven’t gotten around to changing the default template in WordPress for this blog – which got me to thinking about how many tech blogs I see around that just have one of the default blog templates installed.

I’m calling it “default chic”.

It really is a cooler than you fashion statement (ha ha ha) – my content is so compelling that you really should just get over my default out of the box HTML & CSS.

Truth is, within about 15 minutes, most of us could find a decent and free template to upload and replace Mr. Blue OSX Pill Top here.

Worse yet are those of us with design skills. We really could customize something original and aesthetically pleasing within 2-3 hours, but, alas, we just can’t be bothered – as they say, the cobblers children have no shoes.

One of my favorite tech blogs is that of technical project management wunderkind Scott Berkun. He’s got me completely smitten – his conversational, humorous and pragmatic approach to project management continuously helps me navigate all those areas of life where I have to work with other people (e.g. work, home, yada, yada, yada…)

I’m such a goner — I would stalk Berkun if I had the time.

And, yep, you guessed it – though he’s trying to get a custom look and feel together – he’s still strutting default chic.

This AM googling for “default chic” returned 886 results.