What do you have in mind for the style and theme of the WordPress theme?
First and foremost, I'd like the design to be clean and elegant. I need almost the exact same functionality of http://www.brainpickings.org, so that is a good place to start, since I really like how minimal the design there is as well. I would like to use one color along with gray, white, and black. The options for that color are a darker red (something with an Indian feel to it), green, or a muted form of orange.
- left sidebar
- blog posts
- Patreon blurb and link
- newsletter signup
- links to social media and the about page
- favorite reads section
(I basically need everything from brainpickings.com except for the "labors of love" and "other stuff" sections
- blog posts (everything from brainpickings.com, including the header, sub-header, pull-quote example, image example, byline, etc.)
- Donation request box (I'll write the text, but for now, it can be the same size as the brainpickings one)
- newsletter sign up
What to avoid
I just want the whole site to be extremely simple and elegant, so let's stick with simple conventions.
If you can spend a little time looking at ancient indian design, colors, textures, etc., that will really help. I want the design to be a very simple form of this - Indian design tends to be a little on the heavier side, I'm looking for the designer to use a little Indian design, but to keep the overall feel very minimal.