This is an assignment I completed for a course called Design & Authoring for Online Media as part of MRU’s Technical Writing certificate program. The first assignment was to complete a layout critique of two WordPress blog themes. The instructor gave us the option of writing this as a traditional assignment (i.e. essay format) or posting it on our own blog. To take advantage of the opportunity to write the critique in the context of a blog post, the comparison follows below. I created a dummy blog called YYC Tech Writer. I then applied the two themes I chose and took various screenshots to use in the comparison.