The Sanitary WordPress Theme

Update: Version 0.3 is now available.

I’ve been thinking for quite a while now about creating a blank WordPress theme as a starting point for myself as I develop new sites. I’ve gotten tired of stripping down full themes or reworking some of the other blank themes available. What I wanted was a theme with no formatting, no bells, no wistles, and no work to be done before building a new theme. There is one exception though. I don’t want to have to write all my typographical styles out each time so I added a stylesheet for type (it’s in a seperate stylesheet, so if you’d rather write your own, just get rid of the “import” line in the style.css file).

I based this theme off the Whiteboard theme by Brian Purkiss. He did a great job breaking the theme down to its most basic components. I stripped it down just a little bit more and cleaned up some code so it would validate. I borrowed my typography (with a few changes) from the SenCSs framework by Kilian Valkhof.

This theme is meant to be used. Use it for personal projects. Use it for commercial projects. Use it in whatever way you’d like.

If you find an error or have a suggestion, please mention it in the comments. I’d love to get some feedback as to what you like or dislike about this theme as a starting point for your own designs. I’m definitely open to making changes. This is just the 0.1 release. If you use it in a project, I’d love to see what you created. Feel free to leave a link in the comments. Enjoy!

Version 0.1 is no longer available. Version 0.3 is now available.

Posted June 16, 2009 by Alex Mansfield

2 Responses to “The Sanitary WordPress Theme”

  1. [...] of using someone else’s theme, so I figured I’d upload it. I built it on top of my Sanitary WordPress theme this afternoon. It really has no features at all, and I’m to super excited about it, but at [...]

  2. thank you. i downloaded.

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  • PublishedJune 16, 2009
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