No CSS or graphical showcase here, the theme focuses on the content you are writing. A close attention has been given to internal navigation, internal linking, article promotion and search engine optimization, so that both readers and the Googlebot can easily find everthing they are looking for.
Several features of this theme are concerning Adsense. When most (all ?) themes today come ad free and are a blogger's hell to nicely implement ads in a layout that was not designed for it, Problogger Clean comes with built-in ads, with optimized colors and positions. Tim's own experience as a somehow "serious blogger" has been valueable on this topic.
This theme is particularly aimed towards bloggers who want to spend more time blogging, and less time installing. From within an admin option panel, you specify your Adsense id and channels. No need to manualy edit files before uploading the theme : install it, modify options in a neat interface, and use it.
Another feature I dig is called "Adsense Safety Click" : when you are viewing your own blog, the Adsense code is modified so that a test account is used instead of your own Adsense id. Benefit ? Any click you would accidentaly make on your own ads will not be counted, and therefore will not be considered as fraudulent (this feature needs your login cookie as "admin" to be active)
Several other features controlled from a neat admin panel concern support for third party RSS services such as Feedburner, promoting (old) articles of your choice on your front page, built-in support for "Asides" posts, and much more.
The layout and aesthetical aspects of Problogger Clean are Tim Yang's ideas. I'm responsible for all the PHP things that work under the hood, including the theme admin panel, powered by my own WordPress Theme Toolkit.
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