A long time ago Smashing Magazine listed 100 of the best WordPress themes. That list totally kicked ass to be honest. At one point I decided to restyle my poetry site. I took a look at their list and when I found the SuperMini theme, my choice was immediately made.
After I downloaded the theme I realized a lot of features were missing: No searchbox, no searchresults page, no archives, no global archives, no blogroll support, no pages support, no 404 pages and a few design flaws…
I actually went on, and built those things myself. Later on I wanted to contact the orginal author (Patrick Behrend) of the theme to send him my updates but by the time I got to send my mail, his site was down and he completely dissappeared from the web. I never received an aswer regarding the theme updates I sent him.
UPDATE: Patrick commented in on this post and I got in touch with him. Patrick seemed pleased I kept the theme alive. I updated the URL in the footer which now links to Patrick’s (new) site. Make sure you go check it out and leave him a comment 😉
By now the original download isn’t even online anymore, and Smashing Magazine disabled the link to the SuperMini theme (as it is a 404). So I recently decided to finish the theme, and translate it back to English and re-publish it. I thought the initial theme was awesome, and I figured it would be cool if other people would be able to actually use the completed theme.
I think Patrick did a great job designing a very clean and simple theme, which doesn’t look like most other WordPress themes.
It’s a one column theme, showing the latest post. Other posts are shown, but only the title and post date is visible.Pages and blogroll links are also featured in the same column, in almost the same style as the links to the other posts.
The searchbox is initially hidden and replaced by text in order to keep the layout as clean as possible.
Clicking the search links reveals the search box.
The comments area is as clean as the rest of the theme. No gravaters in order to keep the comments area pretty light.
I hope you guys like it. Feel free to report bugs, or browser errors.