I often peruse our Berryreview Theme Store to see what’s new in the way of themes. In my searches I continually come upon two theme designers who’s themes I have been wanting to try. One is ALe7714 who’s latest Stylish Zebra & Pink theme caught my eye…the other is KiplingMerah in which I tested their Peace Sign theme. I’ve seen lots of themes by KiplingMerah and honestly wasn’t too impressed with the screen shots. In comparing the two, I found Ale7714’s theme much, much more well made and the price of $3.95 much better than KiplingMerah’s expensive, and IMO not worth it price of $5.99.
Stylish Zebra was clean, had nice transitions and overall well put together. Quality of images and icons were very good and the theme worked very nicely for me. I liked how the designer tried to make everything easy to read while keeping the layout attractive at the same time. It’s a classic styled theme, simple (which I like) but well made and worth the price. Especially since the theme is on sale for $1.94 until today (7/21)!
Peace Sign had icons that, though were cute, were choppy and too big for the theme. I can appreciate creativity but not at the expense of neatness. I’m very surprised that the designer is charging $5.99 for such a theme. I do realize the work that goes into making any theme, and I know that some theme designers can afford to sell their themes at cheaper prices while others may be making a living off their skills…so it’s difficult to truly compare. However, if you’re gonna charge $5.99 for a theme…make it worth the cost.
MY VOTE: Stylish Zebra & Pink by Ale7714 Designs
That said, beauty is really in the eye of the beholder. If any of you are interested in either theme…links are in the theme titles above corresponding screen shots.