ok further progress - the theme will have a single slide out sidebar that will contain your search, twitter feed, social icons etc - decided to go against previous themes with color options for everything as I want this theme to be incredibly simple to install and use in minutes / zero setup with the possibility of a single color picker for settings the sidebar, links etc color in one go.
Alternate posts will be different shades of gray to define the end of one and start of another visually. Fonts are super clean and very legible - even to the point of the text area being slimmer than the title and image area to establish the best length of a sentence for easier reading.
ok... more to come - appreciate any feedback so far (and check out the @2x for the true pixels)
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