Zero-Squint” is a visual theme developed by Jesse Kim specifically for the construction of the IP Masters project. But it can be adopted on any academic or non-academic website that hosts publications and magazine-like contents. Zero-Squint is a derivative work based on Oxygen, one of the most popular freely-available themes for the WordPress publishing platform.

Don’t squint

Zero-Squint is functionally identical to its parent theme but features some notable departures in visual presentation. It is engineered with a strong focus on the following:

  • Ultimate zero-squint on-screen legibility. This means larger font sizes and numerous other stylesheet tweaks that feel most comfortable to the eye on Windows and Mac, Retina or non-Retina.
  • Equal emphasis on text-centric content. Not all great content items are published with beautiful images planted in them. The Zero-Squint theme treats bling-bling-less posts and pages sensibly and ensures that they don’t feel out-of-place particularly in listings and search results.
  • Printer-friendly output. Enough said.

Download the current version of Zero-Squint. Note that it also requires the current version of Oxygen as well as WordPress 3.4 or higher. Just like Oxygen, Zero-Squint is distributed under the GNU Public Licence 2.0.

Update History
  • Version 1.2.2 (2012-10-29): Improvements for enhanced minimalism, visual clarity, and better cross-browser consistency
  • Version 1.1.1 (2012-07-03): Minor stylesheet improvements for printing
  • Version 1.1 (2012-07-01): Introduction of custom functions for handling entry excerpts; Twitter widget CSS tweaks; and minor typographical improvements
  • Version 1.0 (2012-06-22): First stable release