The Making of Autochrome v3

Autochrome v3

Autochrome v2

It all started with an eagerness to create one of the simplest WordPress Photoblog. After a rough work with the first version of Autochrome, the second version saw a huge improvement in speed, crispness and a clear focus to the photos. Autochrome v2 leveraged the powers of WordPress while achieving minimalism and simplicity to give users a no-nonsense WordPress Photography Theme.

What we wanted to achieve with Autochrome v3

We really wanted to push the limit with Autochrome v3. We knew we needed to do something different so users can achieve more with the third version. There were few interim version of Autochrome which were never published but rather thrown away because they were not good enough, not worthy to be the successor of Autochrome v2.

While continuing and even pushing the envelope on minimalism and simplicity, we knew Autochrome v3 have to be faster, way faster, and have a laser focus on the Photographs and nothing else.

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Introducing Acorn WordPress Theme at Theme6

Acorn Wordpress Theme

After multiple delays and hesitations, I have finally released Theme6, a site dedicated to carefully crafted and well designed themes and templates. I’m lucky to have partnered with an awesome designer – Saneef Ansari. Our first release is a Typographically tailored theme for WordPress – Acorn.

Acorn is a mobile-first, retina-ready responsive theme focused on typography and content. It is designed to be clean, simple, minimal and to stay out of the way to focus full attention to your blog posts, articles and content.

Our idea is to keep it as simple as possible, without the need for any additional plugins nor custom fields. It would work without any special need to add/edit the contents of the blog posts or articles.

We are thrilled and would be adding more well designed themes in future.

Free CSS3 Videos, Startup Marriage, Effective Minimalism in Design, Free WordPress themes of 2011 and more

Looks like I spend quite a bit of my time reading news and information on the Internet. Here are few good ones that I found today.

Effective Minimalism in Experience Design

Tara Hornor writes about the strength of Minimalism which can bring forth clarity of form; clean lines, ample white space, and how minimal graphical elements can lend an air of simplicity to even the most confounding subject matter.

Minimalism is the act of stripping the form to its very basic, necessary elements, the keyword here being “necessary.” No true minimalist would approve of those designs that leave the audience confused or unsure. The idea is to make the message more clear, not more hidden.

Read the article at UXBooth – Effective Minimalism in Experience Design.

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Lorem Ipsum WordPress Theme

Last Sunday, I had nothing else better to do than to stay back home and cleanse some WordPress installations – upload files, optimize some database tables, check broken links and write some re-direct code for 404 pages on my blog. While I was on to three to four new WordPress installations, I felt that I needed a Theme replacement for the Default WordPress Theme. I was feeling tired of it and the new K2 Theme is overly complex for what I was looking. Despite a serious hunt, I was unable to find one that caters to my likings; so, I decided to do one myself after seeing few other themes that I somehow like but needed some more simplicity and whites.
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Ajaxified version of Brajeshwar v7.0 WordPress Theme

This is worth an article than just doing an update. Nico Berlee liked my theme so much that he went ahead and Ajaxified my theme. Read the details about his Ajaxified version of Brajeshwar v7.0 WordPress Theme. Just in case his site goes down or something goes wrong, I have taken a backup of the downloads and is available in the UPDATES section the article – Brajeshwar v7.0 WordPress Theme.

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Brajeshwar v7.0 WordPress Theme

Christian Nelson currently runs the KISS WordPress Theme and he prompted me to reproduce Brajeshwar v7.0 for WordPress. He gave me a good reason to do it, he dropped $500 into my paypal account so that I can have it developed for him and also make it free for any interested blogger to use with their WordPress setup.

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Again, special thanks to Christian Nelson.

UPDATES

  • 2006 June 12 — Revised the style for calendar support and rectified a minor bug.
  • 2006 August 7 — Thanks to Emily Robbins for the link for sending over 1000+ visits to this article (as of today, the 7th August, 2006).
  • 2006 October 17 — Nico Beerle have a modified Ajaxified version of Brajeshwar v7.0 WordPress Theme. Here are the Backup Downloads just in case – Brajeshwar v7.0 Ajaxified and it requires his modified PageNav.
  • 2006 Dec 20 — Fixed the pagination bug. Please re-download the theme again.
  • 2007 Jan 19 — Just discovered the theme at WordPress Theme Viewer.
  • 2007 Jan 22 — Solved the non separation between paragraphs, please download the fixed version from the same download link. For those who want to solve themselves, open style.css and look for div.post-body { } (should be around line 325). Just after the “}” in the next line add this
div.post-body p {
margin: 0.8em 0;
line-height: 1.5em;
}