Clean theme, a free css / xhtml compliant light-weight, professional theme

Clean theme, a free css / xhtml compliant light-weight, professional theme

This is my 3rd theme to be made specifically for sNews (though I am releasing it as a static vanilla HTML theme as well) thus far, and it is probably my personal favorite. This template is very lightweight & minimalist, there are only 4 images used throughout, and I have lightened up the stylesheet quite a bit from my typical themes, yet I think the result is quite nice, I'm calling it simply "clean" because that's what I feel best represents it. I have tested it & it is working with the following browsers (IE 5.5 & 6 tested with IE Tester, may not be 100%) on Vista;

  • Internet Explorer: 5.5, 6, 7 & 8 RC1
  • Firefox: 2 & 3
  • Safari 3
  • Opera 9

You can view the live demo at (offline until further notice). Since the admin is not accessible on the demo, here are couple of admin area screen shots in Safari;

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. I do not require link backs (though they are greatly appreciated), however if you redistribute &/or port it to another cms or blog systems, you must credit me by maintaining the comment block in the header of the index.php file, you may extend the comment block with your authoring information.

Please don't hesitate to test it out and let me know what you think, if I missed anything, etc. Thanks!

For people wanting to use this theme without sNews, I will be releasing this theme as a vanilla HTML theme as some point in the near future as well.



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Thanks a lot, great :)))

I prefer minimalistic themes when I build websites, this is one that I can use (with some small changes).

I learn a lot from your site

Nice preview under the comments field :)

No problem, feel free to change it up all you want to make it yours.

If you like jquery, you can add the live comment preview too; :P

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Thanks Matt, now I'll have som modding to do later today ;)

Keep it up, your doing great!

"ERROR: not found" ...

Sorry for the bad link, fixed now.

I have a problem about my commentbox if I write long text it overflows to right can you help me?

Hi mkur,

Try setting the overflow property in your stylesheet.

.comment {overflow: auto}

I just found out today about sNews cms, even is not so popular and not so many plugins and themes, it's cool cms for it's simplicity. This is important to me as I am speed geek :>

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