Creating your own wordpress theme

It was never my intention to use an existing wordpress theme for this blog. My original plan was to build a theme myself, however a combination of time pressure & a creative mental block meant that I ended up with a theme that I’d downloaded (albeit slightly modified).

My biggest stumbling block was that all the WP themes I looked at were pretty bloated and it was very difficult for me with my limited php knowledge to sus out what I needed to keep and what I could throw away. I searched in vain for “blank” wordpress theme after a couple of weeks I gave up.

A few days ago I stumbled upon an article by Ryan Arrowsmith which has a link to that elusive blank theme and step by step instructions for creating your own theme! (Thanks Ryan)
So now I have a blank theme sitting in the background on the server. Now all I have to do is decide how I want this site to look.