Ari is a beautifully designed minimalistic blog theme. It has a simple and classic look, but under the surface, it’s packed with cool features that will help you to customize the look of your blog.

Light or Dark Color Schemes

With only one click Ari will allow you to change your blog’s color scheme from light to dark. You can find the color scheme options in Appearance → Theme Options.

Custom Colors

You can customize Ari further with custom color options. You can change the colors of the first and second link colors, as well as the text color.

Custom Appearance

On top of the theme options above, you can customize this theme even more to make it yours with the custom background feature, a custom header image, a custom menu, and a full-width page template.

An example of customization

To set up these, go to My Sites  Customize and then choose Header Image or Colors & Background.

Widget Areas

Ari offers two optional widget areas in both left and right sidebar. If you prefer a two-column design, you may leave the secondary sidebar empty and then posts will fill the remaining width of the layout.

To add items to the widget area, go to Customize Widgets.

Note: The left sidebar is fixed in this theme so it is safe to not to have many widgets in the left sidebar for your readers who are viewing from smaller screens.

Responsive Design

Ari is designed with responsive design in mind. It provides a tailored layout depending on the device you are using. This makes your blog look good not only on desktop browsers, but also on devices with smaller screens, such as the iPad and iPhone.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):

  1. The main column width is 450 except in the full-width layout where it’s 660.
  2. Left sidebar width is 240.
  3. Right sidebar width is 150.
  4. The custom header image is 240 by 75 (width, height).