This is the first theme we have released that was built with SASS and Compass, tools we have become fond of using on other projects. The theme also comes with a bag load of new elements to spruce up your content including things like tabs, toggles, icon fonts and all the usual buttons. It is of course responsive and uses a grid based off the 1140 grid that we have used on several of our themes.
It even has some fancy graph elements for building content with an info-graphic flavour. These elements are built on top of on bar-graphs and Easy PieChart, providing a neat little shortcode to add a fancy graph you your page.
People often under-estimate the amount of work that goes in to building a theme that is fit for public release. Life is easier these days, thanks to our own theme framework on which all our themes now sit. This certainly speeds development and reduces early release bugs (which we always fix by the way).
All our WordPress themes come loaded with a set of widgets that we have developed over a number of years. They are particularly useful for laying out content in Responsive themes, which is why we built them in the first place. Following feedback from users, we decided to release them as a plugin too, so you can use them in other themes.They comprise a set of useful widgets created for adding more fluid content to any theme.
- Show Posts Widget – for showing posts excerpts, thumbs and post formats.
- Show Pages Widget – Shows thumbs/excerpts of child pages of defined parent page.
- flickr Widget – Show flickr thumbs
- Twitter Widget – show your latest tweets
- Facebook Widget – show your facebook page feed
And also adds a powerful shortcode for using the show posts/pages functionality in a post or page.
Check out the plugin’s home page in the WordPress plugin repository for more details.
I gave up trying to retain any control of my WordPress themes a while back. They are now distributed under a GPL license. The reason ? – other Christians thought they could use them without credit, even sell them in a couple of cases and pass them off as their own designs! But check this out…
Post revisions; an improved Press-It function; support for Gears to blog at high speed; captions for your images. Check out this video showing off these great new features.
I got a bit bored with that last theme, and so have tried to make something a bit more eye catching, reflecting the largely visual emphasis of many of the posts here, as well as making the text more readable. A number of folk have e-mailed to say they would like me to share the theme. I assume that means they like it!
Tired of using the same WordPress theme everybody else is using? Here is an opportunity to bid and win exclusive use of one of my WordPress themes. The winner of this auction will gain exclusive use of the PHI theme, which I was using for my own blog until recently. It has not been published anywhere else before. A chance to have a unique theme for your WordPress blog.