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WordPress Offers Free Retro Mac Blog Theme In Honor of Steve

Sites across the Web created some amazing tributes to Steve Jobs over the last day. One of our favorites was our friends at Boing Boing, who overhauled the theme of their front page with a touching, nostalgic classic Mac look. The team at WordPress loved it, too, so they worked through the night to make a retro Mac theme for WordPress users, and they’re giving it away for free.

On the main WordPress blog founder Matt Mullenweg writes:

We work harder and have higher standards because of the bar set by Apple’s experiences, and I don’t know what WordPress would look like today if not for the inspiration he gave all of us.

The theme was created by Stuart Brown, and WordPress.com users can install it from Appearance ? Themes or directly from the Theme Showcase. Here’s how Mullenweg describes it:

This theme is a whimsical homage to the days in black and white, celebrating the magic of Mac OS. It displays your menu items, year archives, and categories as folders and icons on the evoked desktop.

For all the memories it brings — and its throwback design — this theme has modern functionality under the hood. Create your own custom menu to replace the first set of icons in the sidebar, upload a custom header image to display below the blog title, or set a custom background. Also included are two footer widget areas and a full-width page template that drops the sidebar.

This is such a cool design, and it’s a great tribute to the man who redefined user experience for all of us. If you’re a WordPress user, try out the theme on your blog and see if it inspires you to make something great.

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