I’m back into the WordPress theme design. Check out my latest release — the Notepad theme. Inspired by the iPhone’s Notes app, Notepad is a modern theme with a subtle touch of the sketchy and texturized background. The theme is widget compatible with threaded & paged comments, social media buttons, and multi-level dropdown menus. It has been tested on WordPress 2.9 with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE7+. Users with CSS3 compatible browser will see the nice visual enhancement such as drop shadow and rounded corners. Check out the demo site and share your comments.

notepad screenshot


Feb 12, 2010 at 7:11 am

stunning as always :)

Feb 12, 2010 at 7:37 am

Do be happy to see your design again. The new theme is awsome, the color of cafe, hehe…

App Sheriff
Feb 12, 2010 at 7:51 am

Looks elegant.:) Is it good in SEO ?

Feb 12, 2010 at 8:34 am

Bravo Mr. La :)

Feb 12, 2010 at 8:35 am

Very nice. I really appreciate that you included a style guide with the layout. Thank you for sharing your skills!

Gareth Poole
Feb 12, 2010 at 8:59 am

Wow, that’s insane :-). Love it

Jordan Walker
Feb 12, 2010 at 9:08 am

That is a nice visual representation.

Feb 12, 2010 at 9:59 am

Thanks for the theme. The colors are great and the layout is clean and efficient. I really like the colors and the blend of the clean with the slightly sketchy. Definitely a cut above your average free theme. Thanks!

I featured this on my blog @ resourcehive.com

Feb 12, 2010 at 10:12 am

Nice theme.

The only major drawback is that lines on the background are not in sync with text.

Feb 12, 2010 at 10:13 am

awesome theme

do you have any default plugin support such as pagination and breadcrumbs?

Feb 12, 2010 at 10:37 am

Great work as always. I really like it!

Nehal Patel
Feb 12, 2010 at 11:15 am

Great design! Elegant, readable, and just enough ‘flair’!

Jens Murer
Feb 12, 2010 at 11:30 am

Really beautyful :)
Love the button states.

Shurandy Thode
Feb 12, 2010 at 11:43 am

Great theme buddy. Simple, clean and very useful of course. :)

Feb 12, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Absolutely gorgeous! I really like how you kept the iphone modal while adding a nice touch to the outer limits of the page. Thanks for sharing this little beauty with us.

Jen Walter
Feb 12, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Nice work! Love your stuff – as always.

Feb 12, 2010 at 1:50 pm

awesome work!

Shannon - SKS Designs
Feb 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Very well done! It is clean and very appealing. Definitely going to pass this along to my Twitter followers!

Feb 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Really like the theme… It’s beauty lies in it’s simplicity :)
The fact that you added subtle CSS3 effects for Firefox/Webkit users, but kept it browser compatible is a nice add-on.

Tyson Cadenhead
Feb 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Really nice work! It’s simple enough to be usable and detailed enough to be pretty.

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Alex C.
Feb 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Great work!
Only one small issue: the post date is “hardcoded” (Feb 4)

Rodrigo Flores
Feb 12, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Really nice work on this one Nick!

donnacha | WordSkill
Feb 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Gorgeous design, thank you.

Feb 12, 2010 at 9:56 pm

really nice themes..
thank you

Wai Vuong
Feb 13, 2010 at 12:01 am

Love your note pad theme!

Calvin Tennant
Feb 13, 2010 at 12:05 am

One word for you Nick: Drupal. Please. We need you, and its so much better.

Feb 13, 2010 at 6:00 am

Amazing theme, simple but fully functional.

Feb 13, 2010 at 7:08 am

Thank. Very beautiful design.

Feb 13, 2010 at 11:32 am

This is a nice and clean design . . .

Chimera Studios web design
Feb 13, 2010 at 11:51 am

Love it, superb theme!

Chimera Studios

Blogger Den
Feb 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm

This is so cool! I love finding new and innovative WordPress themes, and I’ve never seen one like this. Great post dude

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thanks a lots

Java developer
Feb 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm

cool theme!

Java developer
Feb 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Cool theme. Big Thanks

Feb 14, 2010 at 12:15 am

Very cool!

Feb 14, 2010 at 7:54 am

Love it Nick, thanks so much!

You have been a huge inspiration to me and I love to see your works being released.

Long live Nick La!

Chis Yakmimov
Feb 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Very nicely done!

abdul wahhab
Feb 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm

how can domain web name on notepad??????????

Feb 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Very cool Thank you

Serkan Önfer
Feb 14, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I like it and suppose that my visitors also like it :) Thanks for the theme.
May be adding a backend menu for changing social urls, it will be flawless.

Feb 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Looks real nice! I suggest using RGBa for the shadows so that it doesn’t look like a light gray glow. http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-color/#rgba-color

French bulldog puppies
Feb 15, 2010 at 4:15 am

Really very cool ideas…

Bilal Aslam
Feb 15, 2010 at 4:39 am

Hey guys, I’ve just finished converting this template to Blogger so you can also download the Blogger version from here:


Marcin Galeza
Feb 15, 2010 at 6:22 am

Really nice, but I suggest to set the line height for all elements, because now it’s not exactly filled with horizontal grid lines. Also it could be more sexy if you set @type-face with font similar to iPhone’s notepad app – do you agree? Regards from Poland!

Jerry Wham
Feb 15, 2010 at 8:31 am

Very good job. It’s realy sound like iPhone app.

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RF | عارف
Feb 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

it seems you forgot(!) about one property…
text-align: left;
.post-nav .previous a {
background: url(img/post-nav.png) no-repeat;
padding-left: 32px;
float: left;

RF | عارف
Feb 15, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Actually, I was translating your theme into Persian and I set the direction to RTL, in english it’s just fine…

Feb 16, 2010 at 12:06 am

What a cool notepad! :D thanks for this!

Feb 16, 2010 at 12:27 pm

i’d love to see a http://posterous.com/ theme ? or tumblr . This notepad is pretty cool

RM Design Student
Feb 16, 2010 at 1:12 pm

This is super cool! And I think its going to be really popular on WordPress.

Blogs are meant for notes, and thoughts, as well as information and communication, and this theme is really going to bring this alive.

Follow me on twitter @rmdesignstudent

Roy Vincent
Feb 16, 2010 at 11:33 pm

youre really good in designing a theme for wordpress….

Feb 17, 2010 at 6:06 am

Good theme, looks very clean.

Robert Hunter
Feb 17, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Could you do a Twitter background like this?

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Mark Williamson
Feb 18, 2010 at 9:33 am

Nice theme. There seems to be a trend emerging of themes/website designs that emulate the desktop/local program environment. I’m a big fan because it seems to preclude the ultimate in cloud computing – where all your computer activity is synced globally and I’m not talking bookmark syncing, IMAP mailboxes etc, I mean constantly connected devices that if you move an icon on your desktop at home, it syncs with your mac at work or your pc in West Bengal. I for one can’t wait…

Jonathan Butterworth
Feb 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm

This is great. I like the simplicity of it as well as the apple feel.

Feb 19, 2010 at 10:51 am

Great design, you have the makings of a classic here I think. I really like the sleek and stylish feel. I’m a devout Hybrid fan/user (strictly for the functionality it affords) and would love to see this as a child theme for it. That would be the best of both worlds, great design coupled with fantastic functionality!

Feb 22, 2010 at 2:38 am

Your blog is amazing!!!, thanks

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Feb 23, 2010 at 5:10 am

nice workk done

Feb 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I mean constantly connected devices that if you move an icon on your desktop at home

Feb 24, 2010 at 11:06 am

This is a great theme! Being inspired by the iPhone’s Notes app, it gives it a very clean and sophisticated looking – organized as well! The multi-level dropdown menus add to the cleanliness of the theme, and I think it is done in a very well done format. The fact it’s compatible with all browsers is a plus too!

Feb 25, 2010 at 1:21 am

i got it :D

Let me know how can i get the icons like twitter n facebook etc.. the bottom of the blog title.

is that plugin??
if someone knows the name of plugin, im really appreciate.

iB from Tokyo.

Emcee Hao
Mar 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm

dude, this is sick. i think i’ll use this with some modifications.

web tasarim sitesi
Mar 10, 2010 at 4:07 pm

nice theme, thank you for sharing

Apr 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I am so much like it a lot. I’m gonna replace my current theme to this one.



Jaret Manuel
Jun 18, 2010 at 9:20 am

Nick, toying with this theme as we speak and thank you. You do awesome work, and keep it up.


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Aug 20, 2010 at 10:42 am

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Aug 21, 2010 at 8:23 am

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Sep 6, 2010 at 4:50 am

Nice post

Sep 21, 2010 at 4:18 am

I simply like the wordpress notepad theme. It is wonderful, no doubt that functionalities in this theme is very good but the most I like about the theme is the look and feel of the theme. I am sure that this theme will be loved by all the users.

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Oct 4, 2010 at 12:35 am

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