I’ve been bouncing back and forth over theme choices, because as a former webmaster, I feel compelled to make my site look good. The problem with this is that I’m not a designer. I can make things work, but I often need an original framework off of which to work.

To that end, I ended up with the Scratchpad theme. This theme is neat, and full of whimsy. It has a lot of different options already styled. One thing I did notice is that the Jetpack-powered Portfolio extensions aren’t well styled. I’ve done some quick styling to patch up the visual issues with the Portfolio Types page:

.jetpack-portfolio {
  background-color: #FFF;
  padding: 1em;

.jetpack-portfolio a svg {
  transform: rotate(-30deg);
  position: absolute;
  top: -40px;

This just puts the posts on that category page into line with the theme look and feel. There are more tweaks to do to make it more mobile friendly, but it already works pretty well as-is.

Hope this helps!

By Nathan DeGruchy

IT Support extraordinaire. FOSS lover and proud Husband and Father.