There’s a new Kubrick in town, and it’s responsive

There’s a new Kubrick in town, and it’s responsive

We all remember the golden era when Kubrick was the default theme in WordPress.

I was a newbie designer back then, and while blogging was not (yet) very attractive for me, Kubrick managed to make me curious about WordPress and weblogs.

In my first year working as a web designer I held Kubrick as the standard by which I judged all my work. Most designs in mid 2000s were full of “noise” and very busy, or made in flash, so for me Kubrick was like fresh air.

Nowadays, Kubrick reminds me of my humble beginnings in web design, it’s a proof of how much my job changed in the last 12 years and how CSS and HTML have come a long way since using 1px wide background image for gradients and images for rounded corners because attributes like border-radius and box-shadow didn’t exist yet. Those memories make me feel a blend of fondness and horror :), but I treasure them, and 2 months ago I decided to re-create Kubrick and release it to the world. I’m sure I’m not the only crazy nostalgic having fun remembering old days. :)

So, long story short, I present you Responsive Kubrick! The well-known classic design, re-created with CSS3/HTML5 and upgraded to modern screen widths. I tried to keep as many design details from the original theme as I could (including the list bullets), but I also added some new modern features like a menu (in footer) and customizable header gradient.


View theme demo


  • Customizable header gradient

    responsive kubrick gradient

  • Lightweight CSS3/HTML5 build
  • The same system fonts as the original Kubrick theme (so no @font-face, just "Trebuchet MS", "Lucida Grande", Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; for titles and "Lucida Grande", Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; for body text)

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  • Will Ellington

    I used to love Kubrick. There were so many awesome hacks people did with the theme. That really was the golden era of WordPress and blogging. Before all the “premium” stuff. Great to see this theme return. I’m almost tempted to use it for my site, strip things back to a minimum…anyway, I really like your blog. New sub.

    • Alina

      Thank you very much for this, Will. That nostalgia for the times before the nonsense and bloatware is what made me re-create Kubrick…

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