I thought most of what I have seen with Elgg 1.0 themes, including my own, seemed boxy. Not that this is bad, but I thought it was time for variation. This theme, Step Out of the Box, uses graphic elements as backgrounds introduce a rounded upper left hand corner. It returns Spotlight to the default configuration. Again, this is not a radical departure form the default theme, rather it represents another exploration of elements that can change the appearance of Elgg.
Customizing this theme requires a bit more work because much of what was done via hex codes in CSS has been done by changing the backgrounds to graphics. There are several posts that will help you alter this and any other theme:
Like all my other themes, it installs as a mod and overrides the default, leaving it intact. To install, download, unpack and upload to elgg/mod. Log in, go to Administration–>Tools Administration, then enable. It’s probably a good idea to disable any other theme you may have installed first.
Again, not tested in Internet Explorer. Let me know if you find any issues. As always, feedback is welcome! Download: