Grid is a theme I started working on for my own site and decided to make it available as a free theme. I wanted a dark theme this time around, and I wanted to play with the idea of having a grid background like Justin Tadlock‘s site and the optional grid.png background image you get when you’re working in the blueprintCSS framework. I also wanted to play around with layering text on top of itself in a way that partially obscures the content. As such, this theme isn’t for everyone, but I’m pretty ecstatic about it. Grid uses a variable-width layout, so it’s always taking up the full screen no matter what resolution you are using. It has support for Asides, 4 widget areas in the footer and one in the sidebar, optional left/right sidebar and full posts/post excerpts on the blog page, and built-in Twitter hovercards.
Ex Libris was designed for writers and typophiles. Lacking fancy graphical bells and whistles, we focussed our attention, instead, on making your content readable with full typographic control. Ex Libris features a unique approach to choosing the typography for your site. Rather than relying on the tired basic web fonts, we’ve embedded the gorgeous free fonts from font foundry exljbris, giving you freedom to style your site with access to full font families and unique typefaces, while maintaining a consistent visual style. We’ve also built the theme with a unique, optional home page layout (Magazine Style, pictured above), and kept an uncluttered approach to page layouts.
If you’re a writer, if you love minimalism, clean design and unique typography, Ex Libris was made for you. Literally.
erin’s sketchbook is a minimal WordPress theme we built for ourselves a couple years ago. It’s designed to be a good theme for art or photography, using a black background and minimal design to draw attention to the art or photography. It was based on another theme we did before that, Simple Black which, like Simple Gray, was a minimalist blog theme based around Kubrik. Since the two were closely related, we combined them, offering a theme options page to choose which style you prefer. We also added Twitter @anywhere hovercards, WordPress 3.0 menus, installation notes, and Google’s Droid Sans web font.
this theme is one that i ran on a fake news site that was part of a RPG erin and i were running over the summer based on a novel we were/are working on. the name of the news site was The Harbinger and it specialized in reporting news relevant to the vampire/werewolf underworld. the theme itself is a lightly modified version of the Mimbo theme by Darren Hoyt. mostly it’s just a recolor — i didn’t want to spend a lot of time on it since the game was a thing to do with my already-limited free time, but i was pretty satisfied with the result. you can take a look at the live demo here or download it here.
i also have a different background that could be used on the theme that i put over here — if you’re interested in using The Harbinger and would like that background instead, let me know in the comments and i will oblige.