Northwestern – A WordPress Theme Inspired by the Pacific Northwest

I just launched a brand new, responsive, and completely free WordPress theme. Inspired by my home– the Pacific Northwest (of the United States)– Northwestern is a minimalistic WordPress theme for independent bloggers.

The theme’s look can also be customized to fit your personality, with the primary colors and hero image changeable. Northwestern also supports several of the WordPress post formats, including “aside”, links, and quotes.

Go ahead and grab it for free from my website, and feel free to use it for both personal and commercial websites. More information on the license can be found on the store page.

iOS 7’s Design is Confused

Today, Apple unveiled the newest version of iOS 7. While the fact that the design was changed radically is not surprising, the actual changes themselves areā€¦confusing.

With Windows (Phone), Xbox, Google, and various other companies taking a “flatter” approach to UI design, it only makes sense that Apple would want to follow the trend of simplicity– especially now that Scott Forstall, the guy known for the skeuomorphic design elements present in previous versions of iOS. After all, that is what Apple strives for (especially in their hardware).

iOS 7 directly reflects the transition from Forstall to Ive’s rule over iOS, but are the changes truly an improvement?

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