We love minimalism in web design, we really really do. There is something pure about stripping out all of the unnecessary elements from a design and only being left with nothing but the content and some basic navigation.
Without good writing or a strong portfolio, the minimal style will have no real impact and the web design will look cheap. And that is the key to minimal, in the hands of a skilled web designer, they will know that the sites design has to accentuate the content, and the content, in return, accentuates the web design. Its a perfect balance of design skills and good quality content.
It has been over a year since we last published a post on Minimal WordPress Themes, and what a good year it has been. Lots of new themes, lots of new basic styles and layouts, and judging by the volume of new themes we are clearly not the only ones that love minimal.
Ultra Minimal Themes
Just Minimal Themes
Minimal Magazine Themes
Minimal Gallery Themes
Minimal Blank Themes
With the ET-Starter Theme you can easily choose between a 3 column, 2 column, and single column layout. Built in theme options, which allows you to choose whether you want a header image, then with the ‘Custom Image Header API’ built right in and easily disable the credit link within the footer.
BLANK is a WP starter theme brought to you from the developers behind Digging Into WordPress. It is is a theme with more functionality than your typical starter/basic theme, but with almost none of the styling.