Infimum is a theme I developed for WordPress. I used to use it for this very website, but I’ve replaced it with a new theme I wrote which I am not yet making publically available.
I was dissatisfied with the so-called “minimalist” styles currently available, so I set out to make my own. This started off by looking at a theme called Minn (which is now lost to the internet) and sort of liking its style, but desiring some changes—and discovering the code was horrendous. So I initially set out to clone Minn from the better code included with the default themes. In the process, I chopped a lot of the code out of the default theme, and made a theme that is compliant with the XHTML 1.0 Strict standard (instead of just XHTML 1.0 Transitional). Also, I kept it widget-ready and full of all the hooks that WordPress plugins can expect, so it should work with any other extension for WordPress. And the end result doesn’t look exactly like Minn did, but is sort of close (thus the name).
Infimum is no longer in active development, but you can download the final version from the list below or the WordPress theme directory, where you can also use the preview feature to see it in action.
As of 2011/08/02, I have closed the comments below as Infimum has not been developed for two years.
- 2009/09/24: Infimum no longer in active development; 1.3.2 is the final official version. Feel free to continue to post about it and answer each other’s questions, and modify and redistribute the source, but I will no longer be using it.
- 2009/07/26: Version 1.3.2. Bugfix. min-width, incomplete opening tag, and border on linked imgs as in comments.
- 2008/08/11: Version 1.3.1. Bugfix. Fixed title clipping in IE7 (thanks to Lorph) and some ugly text when comments were off.
- 2008/07/31: Version 1.3. Version re-numbered for WordPress Theme Directory compatibility. Really supports blog taglines nicely, fixed some wording elsewhere.
- 2008/07/29: Version 1.1. Updated for compatibility with the WordPress Theme Directory. In particular, supports multi-author and category-using blogs now. Also supports Gravatars and the use of a blog tagline. Changed the version numbering scheme (will now be major, minor, bugfix). (Includes comment dating bugfix pointed out in the comments.)
- 2008/03/23: Version 1.0. About this time was the initial release. 1.01 and 1.02 followed, using an out of date numbering scheme. No one cares.
(Matthias Müller also provided this German translation of Infimum 1.3.2.)