My Next Free WordPress Theme Release: A Simple NotePad

Just looking at some of the free WordPress themes out there … I couldn’t help but think there needed to be a theme where someone could just jot their notes … or research … or scribbles of short thoughts using WordPress.

The obstacle I saw is that so many themes are designed for lots of content …. but not too many for just scribbling your random thoughts.

Today, I’m introducing NotePad … a single column, minimal theme designed for just that occasion … taking notes.

rockin notepad

I designed this theme so that someone who just wanted to use the muscle of WordPress for storing, searching, catagorizing their notes or ideas could do so with minimal effort.

So at the bottom of each post or page is a search box. The orange tabs at the top are automatically generated when you create a Page.

Advice I Give To My Clients: On Finding Quality Photos

One of the hardest things about blogging is finding quality photos to use in your graphical headers.

Here are a couple of places I use to find top-notch photos and graphics.

IStockPhotos – it’s a paid site, but the quality is great
Stock.Xchng – free site, good stuff, check the restrictions
Flickr’s Creative Commons photos – free but check the license

There’s more, but these are the ones I use most frequently …