I’ve been using WordPress for around 18 months now, and I really like it. Unlike old-school “manual” solutions like FrontPage and Dreamweaver, the WordPress platform makes it easy for me to simply publish the stories and information I want to get out.
I’ve toyed with several WordPress themes during this time. I’ve downloaded and played with them late at night when few people go to my site. I’ve even liked a few well enough that I’ve used them for a few days here and there. But the fact of the matter is that I’ve never found a theme I like more than Kubrick, the default WordPress theme. It’s simple and elegant, and unlike many third-party themes, everything in it “just works”.
That doesn’t mean, however, that I’ve stuck with the original kubrickheader.jpg file. By default, Kubrick uses a boring blue box at the top the screen. Early on I replaced it with the cover of Madonna’s Ray of Light album. After a while, I changed it to a picture of Ian Curtis. And just in the past few days I changed it again to an awesome picture of Don Draper (from a Mad Men wallpaper I found on AMC’s site).
You can easily make your own Kubrick header files. All you need is Adobe Photoshop and a copy of the default kubrickheader.jpg file. Although I could easily type up a quick list of instructions, I think it just might be easier to show you. Here is a link to my very first screencast. I’ve never made one before (at least, not in the past 10 years), so please be gentle: