Theme Sneak Peek – LightSource

Posted on November 19, 2008 by in General News | 37 comments

In case you are wondering what I have been up to, I have been working on a new theme of course! It’s only in the beginning stages, but I am having a lot of fun with it, so I thought I would share my progress so far. This theme was actually inspired by a tutorial from psdtuts. Even if you don’t like following tutorials it’s a fun place to browse for inspiration.

This theme will be geared more towards traditional-style/personal blogs. I hope to have several color schemes similar to StudioBlue, as well as some more personal touches such as a life-stream, recent twitters, bookmarks and stuff like that. What do you think so far? What color-schemes are you most interested in seeing? Feel free to let me know, it just might get added to the design πŸ™‚

I hope everyone is doing well, stay tuned for more updates!

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  1. Awesome! Hope to definitely see different color variations on this one. I’m excited!

    Thanks for your hard work.


  2. Looks pretty good. Can’t wait to see it in other colors.

  3. beautiful! …maybe in blue πŸ˜€

  4. A Dark maroon would be nice too, I think. Everything is green and blue these days and it might be nice variety.

  5. Now that is sex!

    Different colors would be nice as others say.

    Maybe White&Black, Blue, orange etc…

    But none the less cant wait for this, and as always, i hope it has the blog layout style πŸ˜€

  6. This is your best work yet and it’s only a preview!

    As for colors, I suggest at least one blue, but maybe two… perhaps a light and dark version… I like how WooThemes has various colors going on in their themes and I think if you incorporated various color options, your sales just might increase even more πŸ™‚

  7. I almost forgot to mention this, but if you can’t incoporate it into this theme, then maybe a future one… but a horizontal login form would be nice… it seems as if all themes these days feature vertical login forms.. of course, I realize this is due to plugins, but hey, a guy can dream, right?

  8. Use maroon light and hard! πŸ™‚

  9. Looks great! I can see a blue and red or green version too …

  10. Very nice, the color scheme fits very well for spiritual/esotheric sites (and others)!

    Just one thing that I would love to see, at least as an option, for almost any theme:

    its a known and proven fact that reading longer portions of text still works best with black/dark grey text on white or almost white background.

    So for any blog that actually wants to be READ, not just admired for nice design, the text areas that need more than 1 second to scan (like longer “featured” excerpts, and of course the single post pages) should be b/w or close to that.

    sample (yep, Joomla, just had the link at hand):

    Of course that does not matter for photoblogs or folks who never post more than 5 lines of text, but for any text-oriented site it would be a great feature, at least as an option that can be switched on/off from admin panel.

    keep up the great work!

  11. Seems a very beautiful theme. πŸ™‚

  12. Excellent design! I can’t wait to see the color variations.

    Hey, I sent you a message about the affiliate market and Spain, did you get it? πŸ™‚

  13. integrated tweets (maybe with a little bird in the corner of a ballon) would be nice.

  14. Have to agree – I like it, too! Hope for a clean dark (black) version and maybe a dark green one? Maroon would be definately nice, too. CanΒ΄t wait to see the final version!

  15. Looks nice and would be nice in black&red is well, another great wordpress theme. What else can you say

  16. Looks promising. I like the idea of integrating some Social Media apps like Twitter etc in. Hopefully you’ll have a FeedBurner e-mail subscription module.

    RE colors. I’d love a green / grey touch.

    Love your themes!

  17. I got worried when I read the first part of this sneak preview regarding the color of the theme, good you’re thinking about adding more than 1 color to it. πŸ™‚

  18. I love it nick! It is almost exactly what I’ve been looking for! Purple is still not quite my favorite color though!

    And hooray! I got my first affiliate commission today! Thanks for that too πŸ™‚

  19. Super nice work Nick!! As are all of your designs. Can’t wait to see it live.

    I’m glad I found your templates!!

  20. Nice theme thanks for sharing.

  21. Outstanding, Awesome and beautifull.

  22. Green power ! But another awesome theme πŸ˜€

  23. LOL. Theme very good;

  24. Amazing work! Really looking forward to a Blue or Maybe a Green!

    When do you plan to release this?

  25. great theme, as usual. i’ve recommended you to all my friends. please don’t forget the urlencode when you’re passing the image link to phpThumb =). else, keep up the great job!

  26. Absolutely love the color-scheme for my personal blog! How about a soft color-scheme in lavender or similar? I like the social media touches. A newsletter sign-up form would be very much appreciated (also for StudioBlue).
    Awesome work, Nick!

  27. I want to see this theme in white color and a nice dark gray font! It would look so sexy….

  28. Def very nice… I would like to see a black/dark blue background, and def a grey/white option like evid…

    It would be nice to have lighter colors for the posting areas… that way it would make the content a little easier to read…

    I know that a lot of people, like me, use our blogs as a way to get content that leads to a sells… so making it easier for our customers to read would be awesome…

  29. Looks excellent, Nick! Although we already have a violet/purple sort of looking theme.

    What I would just LOVE to see this theme with the following color setup:

    Main: Light-gray
    Secondary: Black
    Font and Misc.: Cyan

    Basically light colors with some bright ones in certain spots to get the users attention.

    Anyways, thank you for the themes Nick! Best $20.00 ever spent in my online blogging life!

  30. I would really like a grassy green color scheme. I think your portfolio needs something green.


  31. I would see an orange grey theme, or maybe brown orange!

    Keep on the great job, what you are doing is amazing!

  32. Any updates as to the progress of this ?

  33. Just that it’s still in the works. I have most of it completed, just have to work out a few bugs and complete the alternate color schemes. I am working on another design as well, which I will preview soon.

  34. Im interesed did its working good with WordPress 2.7? Coz many older themes have problems with it.

    • Yes, all themes are currently working on 2.7

  35. hey! it seems like everybody’s upgrading to 2.8 isn’t it?

  36. i’m sorry i guess it’s an old post hehe

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