Nidavellir is a WordPress theme based on Brutalist Web design. Brutalism is a style of building architecture from the 1950’s – 1970’s that is raw, simple and functional, often leaving the building materials exposed.
Brutalism in web design steers clear of the modern, accepted design practices and takes a similar approach to early 90’s web design, particularly keeping hyperlinks blue and underlined, black text on white background using plain, ordinary fonts.
Nidavellir is my attempt at a Brutalist website design.
The name ‘Nidavellir‘ is the Norse home of the Dwarves who, in Norse Mythology, were master craftsmen who lived in Subterranean caves. I thought it was a fitting name for my theme.
If you’re interested in trying out Nidavellir you can download it from the WordPress theme directory or you can install it directly from the Appearance > Themes menu in your WordPress dashboard.