48 Hours Theme Challenge

Explorer WordPress Theme

A beautiful WordPress theme inspired by file explorer. I create this theme in 48 hours (well, actually 12.5 hours).

So, a few days ago Sami Keijonen create a challenge to build a WordPress Theme in 48 hours. He mention that he need several months to build a WordPress Theme.

Well, for myself, the challenge is not really hard. I usually build a theme in 2-4 days for simple custom theme. As long as the client already have a design (PSD/design inspiration/example) I can build it in less than a week.

I only charge $300 – $500 for a very simple theme. So, I need to work fast πŸ™‚

The hardest part in building custom theme is designing (wireframe process). If we already have the design, we can do everything easily.

So, to make sure I can finish this theme in 48 hours. I need wireframe the design as fast as I can. For this theme I limit myself to do the wireframe in 30 minutes.

I'm an artist
I’m an artist

Here’s the time frame:

Friday, 19 Jun 2015
Actually I have several things I need to do in the morning, So I started a little late.
11:00 – 12:30 (90 min) screenshot
13:30 – 15:00 (90 min)
18:30 – 20:30 (120min) screenshot
22:30 – 24:00 (90 min) can’t sleep πŸ™
total: 6.5 hours.

Saturday, 20 Jun 2015
Back to regular schedule.
07:00 – 09:00 (120 min) coffee! β˜•
10:00 – 12:00 (120 min) lunch time
13:00 – 15:00 (120 min) submit wp.org
total: 6 hours.

Actually I want to create a snapshot in each break. but I forgot. So in total, it took me 12.5 hours to build this theme. It’s only the initial version, so it’s not perfect.

What do you think about this theme?
Do you like the design?

Do you want to try the challenge?

Check the theme at gitHub too


    • David

      This turtle can run …. Flash turtle! Thanks for creating the challenge. Excited to see others theme.

      Maybe I should do this once a month πŸ™‚

  1. Dmitry

    Nice theme! And great idea is to create a theme in 48 hours!)) And I will download this theme πŸ™‚

  2. Jobbatam

    Hi David, i use this theme for my website..
    but, how to change TOP menu like your website..

    Thanks πŸ˜€

  3. Mark

    Nice work m8, im using this theme on my site, I just came to see who made it since 48 hours is a short time i want to ask you if this theme is fully funtional (so far looks solid) and if it wont be hard for google/bing to navigate through this themes coding?

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