ARNS – Material Design WP Theme

Last February I attended, along with some friends and colleagues, a Google Developers Group (GDG) event held in Cebu. With the numerous topics and subject matters they talked about, there was one that I was very interested in – Material Design. Basically, it is Google’s current standard layout and design for their products. You can read more about Material Design here. Long story short, it pushed me to create my own WordPress theme based on the same principles.

So with their MDL framework and Underscores (a third-party blank starter theme for WP), I started the development. As a big fan of flat design, MOST of the images here are free stock images that required attribution. That is why you can find something like this…

Icons made by Freepik from is licensed by CC 3.0 BY

…on most pages of my site (I’m still working on my Illustrator and Photoshop skills so that I can create my own :P). After working on the theme for a few days, I finally deployed it here live. Initial development phase has already ended but I’ll still be adding improvements from time to time.

And there you have it. If you want to know more about the theme or anything else in general, feel free to contact me. Thanks!

Theme: ARNS
Theme folder: elmzarnsi
Development started: 02/27/2017
Development ended: 03/08/2017
Improvements: Ongoing

Elmer Balbin

Web developer from Bacolod, Steam Sale hunter, and casual DotA 2 player.

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