Simple, elegant web design


Small Town Inertia | New Website

I have just released an open source WordPress template called The J A Mortram. It’s a simple, elegant one column WordPress template with a fullscreen image slideshow. Designed for photo stories. Created for Small Town Inertia featuring the work of J A Mortram.

Jim approached me to see if I could sponsor him and replace his Posterous site. We’ve been working together making the Small Town Inertia replacement site and a portfolio site for him over the last few months. I find his work very moving and it’s been revitalizing and inspiring to work with him. He’s currently fundraising for a scanner for David, someone he documents, who is blind and will benefit tremendously if the money is raised. Jim is 61% of the way there:

Jim’s Fundraising Campaign For David’s Scanner

Anyone can download a copy of the WordPress template on GitHub.

The J A Mortram template download

UDATE: The J A Mortram theme has been accepted into the WordPress Themes Directory. That means you can install it in your self-hosted (not WordPress admin site. Go to Appearance / Themes / Install Themes and search for The J A Mortram or:


Visit Small Town Inertia.

Here’s the story of developing the template for Small Town Inertia with Jim on Storify The J A Mortram WordPress Template Story.