The Author

Hi, I am Arnold. I am a web developer living in South Africa. I am not going to say how old I am, let’s just say that there was no Internet for a big chunk of my life. If you have never heard of a WordPress theme called Kubrick, chances are that I am slightly older than you.

I worked in IT in some or other way for most of my life. I started off in the heydays of main-frames writing silly little systems in Cobol. As programming languages evolved I was there as the next generation programming languages arrived. Man, I miss those days, it was some ride.

From Kubrick to Gutenberg, what a journey!

When I eventually moved to website development it was just with Notepad and a head full of ideas, nothing else. I started off in WordPress in 2005, WordPress 1.5, I think it was. From Kubrick to Gutenberg, what a journey!  I would imagine that sums up my WordPress story.

Being retired means I have a bit of time on my hands. It is time I give something back.

The Blog

If it is free WordPress themes you are looking for you have come to the right place. Here I will not only introduce you to my themes as they become available, I also write articles with many tips on how to customise these themes to suit your own needs.

I have had themes on the WordPress Theme Directory before but that was a long time ago, all those themes have now disappeared. Once approved to the WordPress theme directory, full details of these themes will appear on this site.

These days it is very difficult to find names for new themes that have not already been taken. This is the reason all my themes, except the first one, have Zulu names. Believe it or not, South Africa has 11 official languages, I might as well put one of them to good use. My first theme in the pipeline is Stix, a starter theme for developers. I started with a starter theme because all subsequent themes will use Stix as a starter theme.

I am a developer, not a designer, so my themes are not always the prettiest themes around but I can promise you a couple of things:

  • The GNU GPL (GPLv2 or later) license will be used.
  • The themes will be well-structured, well coded and will meet all the standards.
  • I will always attempt to  make it as easy as possible for you to add your own fancy designing.
  • The themes will be fully responsive.
  • The themes will carry the accessibility-ready tag.

Website accessibility is a recurring theme on this site. I firmly believe that a website that has not even attempted to add the basics of website accessibility has no place on the Internet at all.

Thanks for visiting.

Arnold.