UPDATE: 02/04/08
You can now download the Dark Black theme from my Downloads page via zip file. I still don’t have the customization kit but I’ll upload it right away as soon as I get it.

UPDATE: 08/05/07
I found out from Nemo’s comment that OneMoreRevision can’t be accessed at this time. If anyone wants to have this theme, just leave a comment with your email address and I’ll send the zip file to your inbox.

Dark Black is a beautiful theme scheme created by OneMoreRevision for the popular Dark theme by Bartelme. Dark Black works exactly as the original theme and the only difference is the color scheme.

The Dark Black theme has been tested on WordPress 2.1.3 and browsers like Firefox, Safari, IE 6 & 7. It’s been validated as XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.0 compliant and supports the following WordPress plugins:

  • flickrRSS
  • Gravatar
  • Ultimate Tag Warrior
  • WP-PageNavi

You can also download the Dark Black customization kit to create a personalized logo. Right now, the kit doesn’t include instructions so you’ll have to figure it out yourself.

Screenshot:
WP Theme Dark Black

My Take:
The Dark Black is a beautiful “dark” WordPress theme. If you love dark themes, you’ll definitely love this one and I’m pretty sure you’ll be downloading it soon afterwards. Personally, I like it more than the original theme. I think the color scheme suits the design better. The author, Brad Bowen did a really good job with this theme.

When I first saw this theme, I was tempted to use it here on JaypeeOnline but changed my mind because I know some readers might have a hard time reading my posts with the dark background. IMO, this theme would be fine for personal blogs or photoblogs but not for blogs that have lengthy or wordy posts.

The only drawback that I can see for this theme is that it isn’t widget-ready. Although it might not be long before someone decides to make this theme widget-ready. So for those who use widgets, you’ll just have to wait. I give this theme a 4.5 out of 5.

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79 Comments

  • asif eminov, May 5, 2010 @ 9:53 AM Reply

    nice theme.
    I download for my one blog. thanks.

  • JP Habaradas, May 28, 2008 @ 4:55 AM Reply

    @Maik – Yes, this is one of my all-time favorite themes. However, I couldn’t use it here on my blog cause the dark background can make it difficult for some readers to read the posts.

    Thanks for the comment and for dropping by Maik! :)

  • Maik, May 28, 2008 @ 4:50 AM Reply

    Its a very nice Theme … I´m searched for a dark Theme and thats the best … :-)

    greeetz Maik

  • JP Habaradas, February 3, 2008 @ 8:05 AM Reply

    @tom – Hi! You can now download the Dark Black theme in my Downloads page. :)

  • tom, February 3, 2008 @ 8:00 AM Reply

    hi there. i also searched for this theme and like the others commenters before me – the website is down and downloading is impossible.

    if its okay for you pls send me a copy too, hope you dont mind that we all waiting for your emails :)

    the easiest way and fastest of course is, to offer the theme directly in this post. i found you via google search engine.

    thx in advance

  • JP Habaradas, February 1, 2008 @ 4:45 AM Reply

    @Sambhav – Thanks for the suggestion! Actually, I already had plans of doing it a long time ago, it’s just that I don’t have the time to finish it. Anyways, the theme is now available in my Downloads page. :)

  • Sambhav, February 1, 2008 @ 4:44 AM Reply

    Jaypee,

    Could you please mail me the Dark Black theme and the customization kit(when you get it)?

    A suggestion: Why not upload the zip somewhere and give a link to it in the post. It would save you the trouble of sending out the files to so many people.

  • JP Habaradas, January 20, 2008 @ 1:25 PM Reply

    @Swiftie – The Dark Black theme is now available for download in my Downloads page but I still don’t have the customization kit.

  • Swiftie, January 20, 2008 @ 1:20 PM Reply

    Could you please send me this theme and the customization kit please?

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