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Very very plain style wanted (11 posts)

  1. LuigiMartini
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My small personal site [http://www.kirpi.it/] is a bit "old style", a bit too plain for today's fashion: liquid design, just one column (basically), font is the default one, background is white, links are blue and underlined, it works on any browser (lynx included), any screen width, and so on.
    I do like it this way, though, and the only thing I will eventually add is an horizontal navigation menu similar in look to the one you find here: http://www.kirpi.it/vacanze/campeggio/campdolomiti.html
    Now that I succesfully installed WP [http://www.kirpi.it/wp/] it is time to set up the look of it all.
    As I read here [http://wordpress.org/support/topic.php?id=26507], starting from the default Kubrick theme would not be a good move. They say that Steam [http://steamedpenguin.com/design/Steam/] is probably a slightly better choice.
    As for myself, I initially thought to load and maybe adapt alexking.org's Mobile Edition, which has a much closer look to the end result I'm aiming to.
    Now, considering that I have limited to no experience with CSS and PHP, and cannot really understand what is technically behind these different themes (apart from their very look), what do you suggest?
    a) Start with Steam (because...)
    b) Start with Mobile Edition (because...)
    c) Start with (something else...)
    d) Forget your "old style" site (because...) and be content with...

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Take a look at Simple Clean (at the Theme Competition page on Alex King's site) http://www.alexking.org/software/wordpress/themes/blog/index.php?wptheme=Simple-Clean

  3. blueman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Stuart has a range of fixed (as in not broken any more) styles / themes which are browser compliant. It's worth your time to take a look.

  5. LuigiMartini
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    "Simple Clean" is interesting. Could you please help me and elaborate a little bit the leading differences between this theme and Mobile Edition's http://www.alexking.org/blog/wp-mobile.php (I mean: are there technical differences? Something like "this style cannot do this or that...").

  6. LuigiMartini
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey, by the time I slowly write two lines you answer with a lot of interesting comments.
    Thank to you all, for proptness, kindness,...
    I'll do my homework and let you know.

  7. LuigiMartini
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Podz > Stuart has...

    Who/where is he, please?

  8. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Stuart hangs out at http://thebombsite.com

  9. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

  10. LuigiMartini
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    A lot of discoveries, thank to your hints.
    And I also discovered textpattern, which is quite interesting.

  11. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    A bit of shameless self-promotion:-)
    Here are two clean themes:
    Gentle Calm is a liquid, two-column theme.
    minim8 is a fixed width theme.

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