I am going to update my site to premium (at some point in the future), and my initial exploration is to explore different theme’s. The intention was to preview several theme’s by using them live on my site, so that I could get used to them and discover which I prefered. However, many of the themes that I like are premium, so I can’t trial them live without paying for them. I’m happy to pay for a theme, when I upgrade.
With all theme’s you can see a non-live preview to see how your site adapts to them, so I have taken screen shots of my favourites, which I can look through at my leisure, and then make a decision. With the premium WordPress upgrade you can alter CSS (a code which sits on top of HTML), so I will be able to alter text colour, nudge the layout a little so that it suits my taste (such as reducing the width of the side bar), and other little tweaks here and there.
Here are a few of the screen shots (I haven’t made any alterations, so the backgrounds and header photos are not included in some of the previews.