With the purpose to calm and peaceful reading experience, this minimal WordPress blog theme – Sandra boasts its clean and tranquil reading environment. Below, I will illustrate the reasons you need this Sandra theme for your WordPress blog, and how it contributes to impress your reader.
Why Do You Need This Minimal WordPress Blog Theme?
By browsing through many blogging websites, it is difficult to see the one offering a quiet environment for readers. Kinfolk and Cereal are the few examples that can show their respect and empathy to their readers. I share their thought. I also understand there must be someone shared my thought and wish to turn their blog into a quiet reading corner. Therefore, I take the initiative to create this blogging theme. Below I show you three reasons you need this minimal WordPress blog theme.
1. Your Content Should Be The Only Actor Under Spotlight
By reducing fancy layouts and unused functions, Sandra theme contains the essential functionalities for bloggers. The theme boasts its white and pure. Your every word and image will be the leading actors on the stage.
2. Focus On What You Are Good At
Since I handcraft the theme to show its best look, you can turn your head to the computer and get your hands working on the keyboard. When writers come across with a new blog theme, the majority misbelieve they can customize the appearance, but fail with days wasted. Most writers do not know the basic design and code. So why don’t spend your time in something worth investing? Install this WordPress theme and leave the rest to us. By using Sandra theme, I ensure your content stands out with a clean design.
3. I care your reader
With reader experience in my mind from day one, I design the calm and peaceful Sandra blog theme. The readers enjoy tranquilness and a blend of your words and images. They will be loyal if you show your empathy to your readers.
How Does Sandra Theme Do Its Job?
1. It Is Simply A Blog
Sandra blog theme is a simple and minimal blog. With myth that premium theme should come with multiple layout options or a highly customizable page builder, it is deemed worthy and cost-effective. After you purchase, you satisfyingly play with different website layouts and attempt to create your own style blog. After a while, you feel setback, sluggish and press “reset” button to the original theme demo. It is a common situation most people encounter when paying dollars to buy a premium WordPress theme. They do not have clear criteria to select their blog theme. With a hope not to regret, less dollar but many more features is seemingly a good deal to alleviate their decision pressure.
“It seems wise but not.”
Without a doubt, there are numerous unwanted features that you will never use but embedded in the theme. Ultimately it causes slow website loading time and complicated maintenance. In Sandra theme, by restricting the flexibility of the area you are not familiar, you can focus on what you truly talent – blogging. For a blog, content is the leading factor to thrive, rather than twisting this and that in the visual layout. That’s why Medium and Svbtle gain popularity these days.
For this consideration, I have removed most layouts. I add white space and reduce widgets. White space equals to a chance to breathe. Your readers like you because your content touches them. Your readers can concentrate to read because they can read without disturbance. Sidebars and widget deprive attention of readers. Successful bloggers stem from respecting their readers. If you agree, remove the lure of the sidebars.
I intentionally limit the flexibility to adjust the layout. I dislike page builder. Most of the websites nowadays have third party page builder built-in. With page builder, bloggers do hardly prioritize to write the blog. They spend the time to rebuild the desired page, rather than produce more valuable content to impress their audience. It is a well-known procrastination to the blog beginner.
The page builder plugin enhances the flexibility but only suits for certain users, such as businessman, marketers, and UI Designers. Nevertheless, take a step back to think clearly what you require to start your blog. Do you want to concentrate on producing content that impresses Or you want to become a skillful web page builder? That would be your own choice.
2. Search Engine Loves Us
When it comes to blogging, first thing first to consider is SEO capability. I craft this minimal WordPress blog theme with SEO priority on day one. Therefore, I leverage on Genesis Framework that is well known to provide SEO-friendly infrastructure. Writers can handle the post with meta title, meta description. You are done. Leave the remaining job to Genesis Framework. If you want to handcraft the meta information in more detail level, you can install Yoast SEO, a popular plugin for SEO. It is fully compatible with Sandra theme. What’s more? The Proper HTML5 markup is adopted to comply with latest search engine preference.
3. Your Images Impress Audience
The core purpose of keeping Sandra theme white and spacious is to better showcase your image. You can have your own choice to show horizontal photos. However, I prefer to use vertical images in Sandra theme to stand out. It provides a profound effect to impress users on mobile devices. Vertical images do the trick to being outstanding from horizontal photos which flood over the Internet.
4. Responsive Design Ensures Readability
We both love using multiple devices to read. It is understandable to have our blog theme flexible to adjust its own layouts according to various screen dimensions. I preserve and fine tune Sandra theme’s best look in mobile devices with 5 dimensions. It covers all ranges of usual screen sizes. I ensure your blog shows the best on different screens.
5. I Have You Back
With understanding there is no perfect theme on market, I actively collect user feedback and do improvement over the regular time frame. The most importance is to back you up. I set up a self-service Helpdesk and responsive communication through slack.
I hope to provide you the updates quarterly and reply to your inquiries within 48 hours. The theme also comes with an auto theme update that effortlessly reduces your time to manage.
6. Customization Comes Later
If you do feel comfortable to alter the theme Design, you can adjust fonts and colors at your wish. We have built-in customizer for these easy twists.
Multiple choices give you a sense of ownership. On contrary, it gives you dilemma and causes a distraction to your original thought. Most of our users built their first blogging website by adopting a multi-purpose premium theme. They all admitted it had given people a sense of cost-effectiveness whilst deprives our concentration to blogging.
I handcraft this minimal WordPress theme with consideration of simple blogging and improved readability. Some users love our theme while some might not. This theme is apparently crafted for certain segments of bloggers.
Sandra theme is NOT right for you if you:
- are uncertain what you want from your blog …
- want to build a landing page, shopping site, product introductory page …
- prefer something fancy and complicated …
Sandra theme is RIGHT for you if you:
- care about minimalist, calm and peace
- love white space
- appreciate the simplicity
- want to “write” a blog, rather than “build”
- have high-quality images that impress
Wait Wait… Who am I?
Hi, my name is Keith. I am an independent UI/UX designer. Freelance for 3 years. My clients have ranged from startups and corporates. The reason I start to construct blog theme is to seek freedom, that everyone longs for. I can control the Design and requirement that completely reflect my style. Every designer’s dreams.
I live in Hong Kong where is notorious for the busiest city on earth. Information floods every day. I understand the value to read in tranquility. The more the bloggers cares about the reading experience, the higher my affection to the bloggers. So to design this minimal WordPress blog theme, I embrace the value of calm and peace.
I hope you enjoy my Design principles and the creation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does The Theme Support Different Browsers?
Yes for sure, the theme is hundred percent supportive to all latest browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera and Firefox.
Do I Need To Show Attribution To You In My Website?
I don’t force you to endorse our studio. It is a hundred percent your own choice and full control of your branding.
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