Project review of Essentialist
The site you are currently using is running on a version of Essentialist, my series of WordPress themes that are “stripped down to the essentials”. Essentialist focuses on creating a great reading experience on every device (try viewing this website on a mobile device!).
Platforms like Medium and Svbtle had a much more enjoyable reading experience than most other websites. After experiencing a lot of frustration trying to find the “perfect” theme for my website, I decided to make one.
I created a mobile-friendly and clean set of themes that prioritize content above all else. There are serif and sans-serif versions, and I gave attention to the writing experience: on the administrative side of WordPress, your posts and pages will appear with exactly the same styling as they do on the front end, which allows you to better format and organize your posts.
- WordPress Theme Development
I handled the initial design (which went through several iterations that you can see below), as well as the development and landing page for Essentialist.
Essentialist On My Site
My site, zeph.co, uses Essentialist Serif, although I pay for premium fonts like Freight through Typekit. Since Essentialist is running on the site you’re looking at right now, you’re welcome to explore some more of it: I’ve written short posts, long ones, posts about code, posts with quotes, and posts with videos if you’d like to see how the theme handles them.