I think this is my fifth try in about as many years to find a suitable, high-efficiency, low-waste theme for the essay & external-link site I want to put up. No joy before...so let's change that!
Take a look at the famous/infamous cryptome.org page.
I would like to have something like this as an index page with a one-line, one-column description of each article (the filename column on the left is unnecessary and I would rather have one longer linked description line instead) that links to either an external site or to an internal essay I've written -- in other words a true index page.
I'd like a few more features -- an site search, categories, etc. -- with horizontally-arranged buttons beneath a header graphic, perhaps.
I realize that this may be too simple for people to wrap their heads around, but the closer I can get to this ideal the better it will serve my purpose and the less user time it will waste.
Many thanks for any help!