For those interested in what’s to come here at ElegantThemes, I have put together a few screenshots of two new themes that are in the works. Alongside the creation of these themes, as well as MyApp (which should be ready any day now), we have also been working hard on updating all themes for WordPress 3.0. I will post more details about this in the future. In the meantime, be sure to take a look at the following previews and let me know what you think!
I was quite pleased with our most recent theme, TheSource, but also realized that its graphic nature was not suitable for all “news” sites. Its bold colors and flashy effects are great, but what about those looking for a more subtle design? For this reason I’ve decided to create a second magazine-style theme that has a more simple, refined, and “delicate” presence. DelicateNews will be a great theme for those looking to publish loads of content while still maintaining a clean, professional and news-like appearance.
With the increasing popularity of tumblr and other micro-blogging/blog-hybrid portals, I thought it would be a great idea to create a theme with similar functionality using WordPress 3.0’s advancement of custom post types. I have noticed similar themes being created by other developers, and have had some requests for tumblr-style themes. With that in mind, I started developing LightBright. The concept behind the theme is to make the publishing of various types of content (photos, videos, quotes, links, notes, etc) easier by creating custom layouts for each. Each post type will have a unique set of form fields that can be used when creating the post that pertains to its unique content type.
Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think about the new designs. I am always interested in the opinions that the community here at ElegantThemes has to offer.