Blog Redesigned: Hi, This is the New Me!

Hey there! I'm currently working on a CLI tool to deploy WordPress apps to DigitalOcean. Check it out! It's free and open source.

Done! Wohooo! That seemed to take forever but my brand new WordPress theme is now complete and polished. Apperantly this is my first ever WordPress theme done from scratch. I started sketching like a week ago in Corel PaintShop Pro X2 (btw I don’t like to do Photoshop ’cause I’ve been using PaintShop Pro for around 6 years and got pretty much used to it. Looking forward to Adobe Fireworks CS4 though!). I got some good feedback on Twitter, DeviantArt and from some of my local friends, so I made some changes, sliced it up, wordpressized & widgetized and here we are!

I’ll try to get myself listed on with this although the ones already listed seem much more minimal than this. Anyawys, I’ve also decided to open this theme up for public use and get it listed in the WordPress themes directory. That’ll be in a couple of months though – still need to polish some backend stuff.

Oh, and I’m also going to translate this into russian and use it on my russian blog, ’cause the current one is so lame and green and way too old.

By the way, I’ve also installed a couple of plugins for the Twitter & Flickr feeds. Check them out:

Thank you all for your comments, suggestions and support. PS I joined and keep up with my channel. I’m also working on my very first video blog post. Peace!

About the author

Konstantin Kovshenin

WordPress Core Contributor, ex-Automattician, public speaker and consultant, enjoying life in Moscow. I blog about tech, WordPress and DevOps.


  • HEY HEY HEY!!! Great to see your new design up and running! Looking great and completely perfect for a coder. The black navigation at the top – is there just 'home about and feedback' as text? On my browser it looks like there's partial text beneath it?

    I think this design is a move forward. Well done!

    • Christine hey, thanks. Yeah, I fixed that – it was a platform issue. Looked fine in FF3, Opera, IE and Safari on Windows, and not so good in Safari on Mac and FF3 on Fedora Linux, so I just sized the font down a little bit. Looking good now, thanks for the feedback!

  • Very clean and classy…
    Beautiful execution.
    Lovely balance and use of typography.

    Diogo Shaw…

  • From Twitter:

    @anogy: I like it. It's minimalist. I dig the open tag in the name as well

    @SmartBoyDesigns: I think your new WordPress theme looks fantastic. Very clean, and simple. Nice emphasis on connecting with readers.

    @CMoz: Looks fab – I left a comment on it. Well done you!

    @ryanroberts: Nice minimal style, always a good thing :)

  • I like the minimalistic design.. it loads quickly too even though you got a bunch of pictures and content.

    Love the blog, I'm thinking of switching over to wordpress as well.