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Simple website in 2 hours on a $400 budget! Sela theme + custom colour

Posted by Maeve, 17 Aug, 2016 | No Comments »

Today I was asked to whip up a simple website with a budget of $400, and only a few hours to do it.  Here’s the result: heikefowler.com.au


The site uses the free Sela theme from wordpress.org which I chose because it’s free, it’s minimalist (making it simple & quick to customise), it’s clean and professional (which suits the client’s style) and the code looks great (always a plus!).

The only customisation I made was the color scheme, changing it from peach, to a nice shade of teal. Here’s the CSS I used – feel free to use this for your own project:

Obviously you can replace the color codes with your own choice of color.

Add this CSS in the form of a child theme, or use Simple Custom CSS plugin. Too easy!

I was really impressed with the theme. Obviously one could pimp it out a heap more than this and utilise the widgets, page template and other features the theme provides. But in it’s simplest state, I feel Sela theme is a great choice for a professional business website with a breezy style …especially if you’re on a small budget and tight time frame! Recommended.



Maeve is an experienced UI designer and front end developer here at Enigma Digital. Aside from designing websites, Maeve develops plugins, speaks at WordPress events, and co-organizes the Perth WordPress Meetup group. She’s also an intrepid rock climber and demon trumpet player!

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