I’ve spent some time the past few weeks playing around with the new TwentyTwelve WordPress theme. So far I’m absolutely in love with it’s simplicity and I have to ask, is a love of simplicity in design a sign of getting older? No longer am I concerned with magazine style wordpress themes, billowing graphics, or cutting edge design, instead provide me with a blank slate and let the content design the site.
Don’t get me wrong, elegant designs still have an impact in my day to day developing process. Elegant Themes(affiliate link) is of course my choice for custom WordPress themes, which provide my commercial selling websites with the modern look that visitors crave. However, I just don’t feel these themes work with my content driven websites, I’m not selling anything. I would prefer the focus be less on the theme and more on what I have to say, not that it’s particularly important.
As of today I’m updating my content websites, blogs focused on a variety of topics, to the simpler and free TwentyTwelve WordPress theme. As for my online shops and affiliate driven websites, ElegantThemes will remain my current go-to source. With the upcoming new year I’m scaling down, rolling back, and focusing on a simpler and cleaner design process. I’m letting domains names lapse, setting a productivity schedule, and hopefully stream lining projects into 2013.