Which Subtext Skin Do You Use?

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Subtext Logo Okay, it is survey time for all you Subtext users! I would like to know which Subtext skin you use for your blog. Please leave a comment with the skin that you use. If you use a custom skin, then just say Custom.

I have heard many say that the skins in Subtext look like they were designed by a developer rather than a designer. Well surprise surprise, probably because they were! I have a sneaking suspicion that many are not in use.

The reason this is important to me is that rather than simply continuing to add more and more skins to Subtext (generating a huge list), I would like to weed out some of the more drab skins. But instead of deleting skins, I was thinking I could simply replace them with newer skins that still fit the spirit of the original skin’s name. For example, I might replace the skin White with a new design that is very light in color and tone. Make sense?

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25 responses

  1. Avatar for Adam
    Adam July 11th, 2006


  2. Avatar for timheuer
    timheuer July 11th, 2006

    origami :-)

  3. Avatar for Arian
    Arian July 11th, 2006

    A slightly modified AnotherEon001 (added Technorati, Google Analytics, FeedBurner, and the Site Search from another skin (can't remember which). It's not my favorite skin, but it was easier to start mods from (though I can't remember why!).
    Things like Technorati or Google Analytics are difficult to add since they require changes to a skin. On a multi-blog site, you would be "stealing" the skin so others couldn't use it anymore. I hope with Skins 2.0 it will be easier to have blog-specific mods.

  4. Avatar for Robb Allen
    Robb Allen July 11th, 2006

    Custom (but, if I ever get off my butt, Paperweight should be included).

  5. Avatar for vern
    vern July 11th, 2006

    The PHENOMENALLY designed and put-together Key West.
    And only that one because Robb hasn't gotten off his butt and done Paperweight.
    Arian; what did you do specifically for Google Analytics? I have been considering using it for site stats.

  6. Avatar for Damian
    Damian July 11th, 2006


  7. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked July 11th, 2006

    Arian, your blog looks like it is using a modified Haackify.
    Being able to specify Google Analytics, Technorati, and FeedBurner are things we will make sure are included as plugins when we build the new plugin model.

  8. Avatar for JiltedCitizen
    JiltedCitizen July 11th, 2006

    Its constantly changing. I had BlueBook but its too narrow. For now Piyo

  9. Avatar for Braden
    Braden July 11th, 2006

    The great Key-West theme. It's so awesome. Well laid out, clean, professional. I want more from Robb!
    Subtext rocks. SOO much better than DasBlog.

  10. Avatar for Jason
    Jason July 11th, 2006

    My main site: Custom
    On other sites: Lightz, Semagogy, and Piyo but all probably soon to be custom.
    (For the record, I'd like to see more flexibility around the aggregation page - maybe select a skin for it as well.)

  11. Avatar for Christoph
    Christoph July 11th, 2006


  12. Avatar for Simone Chiaretta
    Simone Chiaretta July 11th, 2006

    I'm not using SubText to host my blog yet, but I'll probably have a custom one.
    Btw, being the developer of the skin "Piyo" and having access to my site log, I counted around 40 different referres from subtext-based sites.

  13. Avatar for Jens Rieck
    Jens Rieck July 11th, 2006


  14. Avatar for jayson knight
    jayson knight July 11th, 2006

    I don't use subText as a blogging platform, but I must say that the origami skin is one of the best I've ever seen on any blog. Period.

  15. Avatar for Steve Harman
    Steve Harman July 11th, 2006

    I use a custom skin - CityNight.
    I built the skin so it's pretty boring right now... but I was thinking of adding it to source control in hopes that someone with a better eye for design could help polish it up.

  16. Avatar for Brad Mellen-Crandell
    Brad Mellen-Crandell July 11th, 2006


  17. Avatar for Bob
    Bob July 12th, 2006

    Custom as well

  18. Avatar for Gurkan Yeniceri
    Gurkan Yeniceri July 12th, 2006

    I am using a custom Nazar and a Turkish version of it.

  19. Avatar for Jiho Han
    Jiho Han July 13th, 2006

    AnotherEon001 with very little customization. Because it's simple.
    Haackify was too you :)
    Redbook was too narrow
    Keywest, Piyo, Semagogy were all great but I found one thing or another I didn't like about them.
    Origami is too much. (looks fantastic though)
    I probably will go custom eventually but I think I'll wait until subtext goes 2.0 (ASP.NET that is)

  20. Avatar for Chandima
    Chandima July 14th, 2006

    Have done some customizing to the layout. Which includes some changes to font sizes etc. Added Technorati and Flickr feeds, google adsense and so on.

  21. Avatar for Ian
    Ian July 16th, 2006

    Lightz that I've modified a bit

  22. Avatar for Anton Spass
    Anton Spass July 16th, 2006

    Custom skin

  23. Avatar for Christopher
    Christopher July 18th, 2006


  24. Avatar for Jim
    Jim July 28th, 2006

    I am new to subtext. (Just installed today) and am interested in customizing. I've tried to modify css files for different skins, but the changes never seem to take effect. Any ideas?

  25. Avatar for diditho
    diditho August 17th, 2006