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Need a RobotWisdom-Style Minimalist Theme... (8 posts)

  1. bezmotivnik
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Jorn Barger invented and named the Weblog, and in many respects I think his concept was never improved upon for efficient transfer of info.

    I want a theme that pretty much looks like the old RobotWisdom: Single column, header, horizontal menu followed by a tight list of links.

    http://robotwisdom.com/
    http://robotwisdom2.blogspot.com/

    Simple, direct, no ceaseless scrolling, no distractions, get to the point...

    I wish the option of having any listed link open into an internal commentary on a page with the same header and menu as the index page's.

    Any features beyond this may eventually be useful, but are not immediately required.

    Is this too simple for WordPress?

    Thanks for any help!

  2. bezmotivnik
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    > Is this too simple for WordPress?

    I guess that's a "yes"?

  3. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thats hella ugly, and I dont know what you are talking about saying theres no ceaseless scrolling. I see plenty of scroll, especially on the second link. In fact, it doesnt want to emd.

  4. bezmotivnik
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Scrolling is minimal _per content_. A daily visitor will never have to scroll _at all_ except to reach archives.

    Beauty is function and efficient access to significant content.

    And thanks for your help.

  5. 4k
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    just set your loop to the_title instead of the content and show post to whatever.

    But I gotta agree with whooami YUCK!

  6. bezmotivnik
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The aesthetics can be tarted up (but ONLY to the point of not impeding fast conveying of content or visual ergonomics), and will be; it's merely that I'm looking for a clean, basic, single-column theme that lends itself to a very compact vertical layout of one-line description/links in the style of RW. I don't want or need much more.

    From that point, we can start whittling on making it "prettier."

    I haven't done a WordPress blog before and to save time would like to start with a theme as close as possible to what I eventually want as my finished product. Because it is not obvious to me as a new user which themes on the themes page are functionally closest to what I want in terms of what can be most easily modified to fit my needs, I'm asking for advice.

  7. 4k
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    perhaps you can find something you can build on here

    http://mashable.com/2007/09/04/1-column-wordpress-themes/

  8. bezmotivnik
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for that link; it's good and I see a couple that have some promise.

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