Returning to my penchant for super-clean, über-minimalist designs, the redesigned ThemeMeme is your first glimpse at a new WordPress theme, ThemeMeme Vero.
Note: This theme has now been released. See WordPress Theme: ThemeMeme Vero.
After playing with the Blueprint CSS framework this past week, mocking up different design ideas, I couldn’t help loving the beautiful simplicity of Blueprint’s default styles. I also noticed one of my favorite design books on my desk, Designing Design. I was taken once again with the elegant, spacious book cover, and wondered what it might look like executed as a theme.
I’m still toying with Vero, trying to decide what is absolutely essential, and what can be pared to the bone. My one extravagance is the calendar at the top of the home page. It’s unnecessary, but I wondered how it would look extended horizontally, and if displaying it might motivate me to post more regularly. And I always wonder what can go: recent comments? the latest twitter? An “about” blurb?
There’s still work to do before I release this, lots of tweaking and some cleaning up to do under the hood, plus the drudgery of IE testing. If you have any feedback, or notice any bugs on the site, please post a comment. With your help, I should be able to release this fairly soon.
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