In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Hemingway Rewritten, a free theme that makes both words and images shine.
Early Theme Adopters: Hemingway Rewritten
Hemingway Rewritten‘s signature touch is its elegant parallax-scrolling header effect, which looks particularly striking against the theme’s full-width header image. But the clean, classic design is just as present in the theme’s distinct Post Formats and primary navigation menu in the header (which is customizable).
Let’s take a look at some of the striking sites that have adopted the theme since its launch a month ago.
Kathryn, the writer behind Scribbles, shares well-crafted thoughts and stories on her site. It’s a great example of Hemingway Rewritten‘s out-of-the-box look, where simply adding an enticing custom header image goes a long way toward creating a personal look and vibe.
A streamlined menu and judicious use of sidebar widgets complete Kathryn’s smart design.
Instead, she’s opted for an inviting custom header image putting her family front and center. Her header menu lets visitors explore her design and photography work on multiple platforms, from her Pinterest page and Instagram account to her Etsy store.
Musician and composer Aaron Buckley uses Hemingway Rewritten for his professional site, where he shares his music as well as his writing on related topics. He chose to build a static homepage, where the splashy header image sets the tone and a SoundCloud player featuring his music draws visitors in.
Aaron’s been using another key feature of Hemingway Rewritten to great effect. He’s added a different featured image to each post; that image is then displayed in the post’s header, giving each one its own distinct look (compare, for example, his posts on playing the piano and on jazz improv).
Stay tuned for more examples of sites using recently-added themes — and if there are any particular themes you’d like to see featured, feel free to leave us a comment.
OK I’ll give it a go instead of “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway
How about, “There is no friend as loyal as a blog”.
There you go “Hemingway Rewritten”.
I really like this theme. Visually it’s so clean. I’ve had more compliments on my blog since I changed to it (and of course, feel free to pay it a visit!)
I don’t remember what the default theme was when I started my blog a few weeks back, but as soon as I found Hemingway Rewritten I latched onto it and haven’t considered any other themes.
I just started a blog this week and chose this theme for its clean look. Didn’t realize it was such a new theme. Still learning all the ways to customize it so love having real world samples of the same theme to look at.
I’m glad you showed this because I tried the Hemingway template and couldn’t quite get it right for me, but I’m impressed by the examples here and might give it another go
Life, Love & Lucy seems to be a pretty theme.
Sorry you don’t find mine worth a mention: I settled on this theme for its responsiveness, and have done a fair bit of CSS to make it nicer.
Wow. I’m also new to WordPress; I picked the theme because it looked closest to what was in my head. Can’t wait to have time to tinker with the features.
Thanks for such a great theme – finally reanimated my blog and started from a blank page.
I adopted Heminway for my self-hosted & WordPress.com site. I,am totally,satisfied with it. It added class & simplicity to,my site. Very pleased.
Cool! I’m using this theme too, and I am really satisfied. Simple yet classy.
Well this feature of “featured image per page is the best thing” .. Great to hear about it. Happy with my blog at the moment but will keep this in mind.. This is just awesome :)
It worked great for me. I changed the header pic for one that I snapped in Italy 1 yr ago. Simple theme, for both writers and readers. Perfect.
Very good theme fits my image blog perfect