Theme Basal

Basal is a theme for WordPress Blogs, it is a 2-column design with right sidebar and is very popular with artists / photographers.

After creating the theme for my previous portfolio’s blog, I wanted to create a blog theme for public release.

I chose to create a theme that was very clean and minimal, allowing the design not to distract from the content of a blog.

The design is achieved using CSS and requires no images to achieve the themes aesthetics, resulting in a very small size for a theme.

Theme creation

I created the theme using a plain notepad editor and by using tutorials on-line and in popular web magazines as a guide on what was required to fulfil the necessary requirements of a WordPress theme.

Web design skills used

WordPress codex and CSS styling.


I am very astonished at the amount of feedback from WordPress users who value a very clean and minimal theme and I am looking forward to spending time on creating more themes that people value and continue to download.