Elegant theme

Thanks to Upstart Blogger for the the ‘Swiss‘ theme that I am using on Beta. It is a minimalist magazine style WordPress theme.

The front page layout follows a clear and concise two column layout with post excerpts running from left to right, top to bottom. Individual post and content pages are single column for maximum readability and impact. The international typographic style continues with Helvetica, degrading to Arial if unavailable, being used throughout combined with clear hyperlink styles and mouse over link highlights. The screen shot below shows the front page with the individual post page overlapping in front.

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Page, category and other navigational elements are at the bottom of the page, accessible when necessary but not hindering the readers access to the content.

No widgets or plugins are necessary to use this theme. Simply download, unzip, upload to your theme directory and select Upstart Blogger Swiss in your WordPress dashboard.

Click here to view a live demo. Click here to download the file.

Beta playground

Here is my beta playground. I will be posting interesting links to applications, widgets and blog related stuff.

I have started with WordPress after many years of blogger. I find WordPress a solid platform with lot’s of extensions/plugins/goodies. :-) However, I do miss the integration with Google services.

I’ll keep you posted on the goodies I find.