Seamus Holman

3rd Party (Free)

MIT License Download v2.0.3

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Add-On Type(s)

Accessory, Control Panel Theme, Extension


Minimalist is a completely overhauled look and feel for the ExpressionEngine control panel. Everything has been stripped down to it's bare essentials.

Larger, higher contrast typography. Keyboard shortcuts to quickly create channels, fields, and categories, save entries, and jump to the module list.  All striving to put less strain on achy fingers and wrists.

Fixed position update/save buttons and primary navigation reduce the need to scroll as much. Gone is the sidebar, most background colors, borders, inline instructions, anything that gets in the way. Typography is simplified with no letterspacing; sparing use of bold; careful attention to spacing & rhythm; and a mostly grayscale, monotone color palette.

Download Minimalist

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 2.0.3 Oct 15, 2013

Minimalist Links

This entry was created April 20, 2012, 2:31 pm.
This entry was last updated April 15, 2014, 4:57 pm.

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1 Review:

Christopher Kennedy 04.24.12

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Wow. I just installed this override, and it’s absolutely amazing. I normally love Leevi Graham’s fantastic override.css, but this one is perfect for one of my newer clients that absolutely craves flat, clean surfaces. This goes perfectly with their design aesthetic! Like a new CMS all at once.