“Less Is More” WordPress Theme

The new design I'm working on for toppa.com

The new design I'm working on for toppa.com


I’ve been busy working on a new design for toppa.com – this is a screenshot of it. My site is cluttered with a ton of links that really are more distraction than anything else. My design is inspired by the simple and clean open source “Cash” design. As you can see, I want to go even simpler (the CSS for Cash is also needlessly complicated, so I simplified that too). I’ve been using a lot more photographs in my posts over the past year, so I want to maximize the available width for pictures, but still be friendly to low-res monitors. Put all that together, and it means the sidebar has to go.

One part I still have to work on is rollover menus for the top navigation. The header area can be overlaid with a tag cloud, blogroll, etc. if someone wants to look at them. Otherwise, they’re neatly hidden away. After that I need to convert it into a WordPress theme, but I think that part will be easy.

Let me know what you think. If there’s any interest I’ll be happy to make a downloadable version – just leave me a comment.


  1. Reply
    John Speno August 22, 2007

    i read via bloglines so your CSS is meaningless to me. 🙂

  2. Reply
    Pat W August 23, 2007

    BTW the Left side google ads totally break you page with a small monitor width (I normally read you blog from Sage which has a sidebar), It shoves your entire main content below the ad.

    I really like the new design. I need to refresh mine. I’ve mocked up 5 new designs and by the time I’m about ready to code I’m sick of the design already.

  3. Reply
    Mike August 23, 2007

    Thanks for letting me know about the ad Pat. I’ve removed it. It was obnoxious anyway.

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