Milo and the Radical Edge of WordPress

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This is the second entry in my WordPress Community series, a vlog in which I highlight companies and individuals who have left a mark on the WordPress landscape. Last time I looked at ElmaStudio, a small theme design company based in Germany that straddles the divide between tradition and contemporaneity.

This time I want to introduce the design phenomenon known as “Milo“. She also happens to be based in Germany and is one of the longest standing WordPress theme developers around. She has been there almost since the get go. Her design work has matured over time to the extent that she now works with major international companies and organisations.

One thing that has remained constant in Milo’s approach to WordPress theme design, and Web design in general, is her radical character. Like her work or not, it is never dull and it has never been afraid to take risks. In the vlog I discuss some of the implications of being a radical designer and I then move on to see how that approach carries over into her excellent selection of free themes.

Watch the vlog and let me know what you think. Be sure to visit Milo’s website and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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6 Responses to " Milo and the Radical Edge of WordPress "

  1. milo says:

      your vlog describes essentially my style & designthinking better than i ever could

  2. Sandra Prew says:

    Milo is fabulous. I don’t find her work radical, I find it to be contemporary, interesting, satisfying on  multiple levels. I use her Groucho theme at http://www.picassoenterprises.com.

    • wpliving says:

      Hi Sandra. I totally understand what you mean. Perhaps I don’t see the word radical as having a negative connotation, but rather as something fundamental to creative practice. Or perhaps it was the wrong choice of words…

  3. Peter Knight says:

    Great insightful take on Milo’s themes. I’ve always admired the style she puts into her themes. I completely recognized the experience you described about people deciding on her whether to go with one of her themes, especially in the earlier days. Her designs, while unique, can sometimes be a bit uncomfortable/hard to implement on a site because they don’t always fit the conventions of what one is looking for/needs/is used to. I remember falling in love with one of theme designs but never could find a fitting project.

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