Theme Sneak Peek: ColdStone

Posted on November 27, 2008 by in Theme Sneak Peeks | 134 comments

A new theme is in this works, entitled ColdStone. This design is the first of what I hope to be many collaboration pieces. It is the combined effort of me and Alex Stubbs. It should be ready soon, but in the meantime, here is a teaser:

I hope everyone is doing well, and for those who celebrate it, happy Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

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  1. It look very nice!! Good job.

  2. As nice as your other themes are, none of them are quite me… Until I saw this. =D

    I can’t wait!

  3. Wow – one out (congratulations, great design) and sneak peak for the next… Your creativity seems to be endless! πŸ˜‰ The “less coloured” are mine, so I canΒ΄t wait to see this one live, seems to be very cool!

  4. Looks VERY nice! I think I may use it for my personal site πŸ™‚

  5. Very great looking and clean! Any e-commerce layouts yet?

  6. Wow.. looks awesome.

  7. Very nice !

  8. Looking great! Finally something I REALLY like in a long time since eGallery and Artsee!

    I haven’t been a fan of your typography choices, though. I would like to see some sans-serif fonts. I know it’s easy to change them, but they wouldn’t fit very well if they weren’t meant to be there in the first place.

  9. Awesome. Layout it’s actually really good. I would vote it the best on this site.

  10. Yah, I agree with Joel that the typography choice is also not my liking but I will have to agree that this design is best so far.

    Clean, simple and great navigation visually.

    Keep up the good work.

  11. Now thats amazing. Cant wait.

  12. Another work of art! Can’t wait for the release!

  13. hi, it’s very cool.
    cannot wait for it.

  14. I think I’m going to get this membership! I’m loving the themes, and how you got new themes so frequently making me want the membership even more.

  15. I am looking forward to this one! Very sharp!

  16. magical theme!

  17. ooohh i looooove this theme, ahhhh awwesome, i cannot wait to download this wonderful dream!!

  18. Looks great. Will there be any video-possibilities included?


    • Right now there are no plans for video integration, though you can always just embed videos into your posts.

  19. Great Great Great…


  20. This won’t happen to have auto-scroll, will it?

  21. Hey

    I cant wait for this theme because looks so nice and very well coded so lets wait and see.

    Well Done

  22. Excellent theme, thanks for sharing

  23. Hello there,

    I hope that this theme will suit my taste this time. You are creating awesome themes everytime, but they just don’t really “suit” me that’s why I’m not yet using any of your themes, despite the fact I’m having theme memebership :p

    Keep it up πŸ™‚

  24. Ah I really want this. Any info when this will be released?

    • It should be ready within a week. Right now I am a bit sidetracked getting themes ready for 2.7. It shouldn’t be long though!

      • Oh the pain πŸ˜›

        Alright man sounds good.

  25. When it’s done πŸ™‚

  26. @m.o.m

    What an answer. Lol

    can you please make the theme and the other themes 2.7 compatible? (comment threading, comment paging)

    • Yes, I am currently working on that. You can see that this blog is already compatible with threaded comments. You can expect similar functionality in all my themes soon.

  27. I can’t wait to theme this theme!

  28. Can’t wait.. Look’s realy Good.
    Great Work..

  29. Very nice layout, but I don’t like the mix between the modern colors (black/red) and the earthtones. I’d like one or the other (modern, personally,) but not the two combined.

  30. Looks nice!

  31. Looks elegant, hope you can make it few different colors available including blue and white, green and brown

  32. You should start a contest like woothemes πŸ™‚

  33. now this is the one I’m waiting for!!!

  34. Speechless! I’ve mined the web for blog templates and you take the cake by far … the whole damn bakery actually! I’m signing up soon. Again, incredible work!

  35. When’s the theme going to be ready!

  36. It does look pretty good πŸ™‚

  37. It’s Incredible

  38. Very nice… I just get it. Thanks

  39. get it ready, get it ready!

  40. Looks good, what i’m missing in some of youre templates is in the portfolio, a hover preview, and linking to a lightbox or something like vivazoom further on on the frontpage a well designed subscription form for a newsletter and of course a nice rss feed/feedburner button, hope a served you well, and again graphic design is great!!!

    Kind regards Matthijs

  41. wow…nice theme,i think this is the best theme ever, and of course the grunge theme, that i currently use. I can’t wait to download this them! you have amaze me so far…keep up the good job u make for a few backs.

    i salute you friend!

    and..pls..make the submit button integrate with the theme…it will look much better.

  42. …..have to agree with everybody, elegantthemes delivers a great quality with fantastic and unique layouts.

    I just recently joined the elegantthemes club, because nothing else out there is competitive from a price- and/or design prospective and you get a (some) designer(s)/coder(s) who seems totally committed to his(their) work !

    I’m looking forward to a long customer/vendor relationship πŸ™‚ !

    Rock on, elegantthemes, rock on !!!


    • i must be agree with you…and welcome!

  43. really waiting for this release!!!! :p

    More power to nick ^_^

  44. Really looking forward to this theme coming out πŸ™‚

  45. This is more like it. More of this please.

  46. Love love love want want want now now now! Any ETA on when this one will be out? (I agree with a previous commenter – you do beautiful work, but this one is more “me” than previous themes.)

    • Right now I am focusing on getting all my themes ready for 2.7. Unfortunately this has put a slight delay on the release of ColdStone. Updating takes a while when you have to do it 18 times πŸ™‚ Once all themes have been updated I will resume working on ColdStone. (And I only need a couple days to finish it)

  47. It looks very good, but when wil we be able to download it ???

  48. wuuuzzaaa, think positive

  49. Awesome theme. Can’t wait to dig into it.

  50. My favorite of all the themes you have! They are all beautiful and very professional looking, but this one is the best in my opinion!

  51. Nick… take the Time you need. I can wait.

    • Well, I can’t πŸ˜€

      • me 2

        • neither do I πŸ˜€

          • I’m waiting ’till it’s released to buy a membership =D

  52. That design is sick! One of the best ones you have on here, and that I have seen for this price.

  53. “All I want for Christmas is my Cold Stone Theme… Cold Stone Theme… Cold Stone Theme!” la la la la la la

    • With u there! Cant cope with the wait!



        OLE, OLE, OLE OLE !!!! COLDSTONE …OLE (sorry, soccer fan) !!!

  54. hope it gets available by thursday or friday ^_^ :p

  55. Great theme… good job! ^__^

  56. Whats the progress of you updating all the other themes for 2.7? How many themes have you got done etc.. ?

    • 16 out of 18 are already updated with threaded comment capability (just eGallery and Cion are left). I will make a post when I finish the last two πŸ™‚

      • any update on coldstone? you haven’t said anything about it…

  57. Drooooool! OK really can’t wait for this one! It looks AMAZING!!!!! You guys rock!

    • Me too =D

      • Has it only been a day since I last posted!? I have been pressing refresh on the front page all day waiting for the new post!

        • This theme is gonna be my Xmas gift to ……………………………………………………..”ME” ….. “ME” ……. “ME” …

          hrhrhr … selfish, not a bit πŸ˜‰ !

          • Merry Christmas! And what an awesome gift!

          • Ive been refreshing too.

            It seems like forever! Got the other 2 themes updated for 2.7 man ?

          • Yea me too. keep refresing waiting for it to be released. is there a approx. date???

  58. Deep breathes

    • You and me both bro. Nick, any word on where you are with this ?


        • Starting to get impatient, lol.

          • Tell m about it bro. This has been in the works forever now.

          • … not really forever, come on now …. if you like to deliver good work, like Nick does, you need time + I believe he still has a life πŸ™‚ !

            Nick, is it done yet … hrhr πŸ˜‰ !!!

          • Is this guy doing this in his free time? If he’s still in school, he’s probably busy with finals and stuff coming up.

  59. Can’t wait for this one. What news?

  60. Just sort’a stumbled on this place… I can’t believe the quality and… beauty, of these themes. Here’s one membership coming right up! πŸ˜€

  61. I can NOT wait…this …is what I have been looking for!


  62. waaahh no coldstone… i have to cry…. πŸ™

  63. Today (Sunday) would be a great release date for COLDSTONE …. and here is why, lots of Xmas shopping + getting other stuff done next week ;-( !

    Well, good things in life just take a little longer !

  64. How much longer? πŸ™

  65. Buddies.. give Nick the Time! We all have just see a Screenshot. Also calm down an wait for the StoneCold Demo in January 2009.

    • Are you seriously saying that its going to be 2009 before this is released?!?!?!?!

      • I’m sure that it will be released within this week.

  66. I got hold of a psychic, she said ColdStone will b released with a bonus theme. :0

    • For real :0 ? Because a few nights ago I actually dreamed that he released it, bundled with two new ones as well. Seriously.

  67. can’t wait to see the theme.

  68. Wow. there are a ton of replies for this upcoming theme!

    Nick you’re going to have to hire me (on the graphics side) just to keep up with all these clients!! haha.

    it looks great so far, keep up the good work.

  69. I’ve been searching long and hard for a theme exactly like ColdStone; it’s perfect for one of my projects.

    Just great stuff overall and the price is unbeatable.

    Keep it up Nick, and take all the time you need to make ColdStone amazing.

    • Not too long tho! πŸ™‚

  70. I have to admit, that template looks pretty amazing.

  71. *sigh*

    to quote the red hot chili peppers… “how long, how looong”


    – paul

  72. Please release this theme!

  73. January 2009 is a good release period.

  74. January, hell no ! ! ! !
    I wanna get this theme rolling on my personal blog πŸ™‚

  75. is this theme going to require PHP 5 like Light Source?

    • No, it won’t require PHP5. That was due to the lifestream integration in LightSource

      • Thats good to hear !

  76. is there an approx. date for the release??????

  77. /me presses “F5” repeatedly…


  78. Omg 20 days and counting πŸ˜›

  79. 2009 ?!
    NO, maybe the end of 2008 is the end of the world… NOOO!!!

  80. So, a final release date would be great !

    question: Nick, when do you think that your customers can download/access the Coldstone Theme ?

    Thanks for a quick reply.


  81. what a question?
    Download is avaiable when its ready.

  82. I think he’s delaying it on purpose. You can see the demo at

    It seems ready for me, and I discovered this about a week ago. Simple guess.

    What I don’t understand is why it isn’t released yet, and why Nick refuses (or seems to) to give an approximate release date.

    He said it would be done about 2 days after all themes were updated for 2.7, but it has been over a week.

    I understand that everything takes some time, and for the price, this is unbeatable, but I would like to see some transparency with the customers.

    • It may have looked ready, but you forget about what goes on behind the scenes. Integrating it with the various WordPress features, creating the theme options page, alternate post layouts, integrating various scripts and plugins to handle things like Thumbnails, and of course, debugging IE6/7 (which you may have forgotten to check) all takes time. The theme probably didn’t validate a week ago either.

  83. I have a rough idea of what the theme might look like on my blog. Check it out. Click on my name. Or go to wristroom(dot)com. Nick your welcome to see it, im sure you’ll think its funny.

    • Any way i can email you Denis, wanna ask somehting.

      And it should be here soon. Pfff. Been way to long lol.

  84. WOW…did u realize how blogger will have this theme on their blogg? :)) A friend asked me a few days a go, if i want to give him a theme, from your work, i know that will violate your terms of agreement, and i’ve told him, to become a member ship, and he said to me, that i’m no friend to him :)) what a lamer.

    ps…coldstone coldstone :)) when it will be ready!!!

  85. I walk pass the PC at 2am on my way to use the facilities.. so I decided to check if the new theme was in.. unfortunately not..

    Oh and hello from Australia! It’s 2am FRIDAY!!

  86. zzzz….

  87. zzz is right.

    Nick? Update us? % pleaseeee…

  88. Hello to use this template ?
    as it is used?
    with a program that can open and edit it please?.
    With joomla does not work for me.
    Thank you.

    • The themes will not work with Joomla, as they are WordPress themes. You need to use WordPress for your blog if you want to use WordPress themes.

      • Thank you very much.

  89. wow….
    great theme
    i love it

  90. Thanks for sharing your work with us! Your theme is just awesome!

  91. Great work mister! keep it on! =)

  92. Great theme. implementing it now.

    Well done guys.


    Wedding Photographer

  93. That design is probably the best one I have seen that you guys have put out. Congrats on the design. And, for the price of a subscription, it’s a no-brainer!

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