We’re tremendously pleased to announce the WordPress.org launch of three gorgeous portfolio themes and two elegant business themes by Automattic.
Espied, Illustratr, and Sketch take advantage of the portfolio custom post type available through Jetpack to let your projects shine. Illustratr was designed by Thomas Guillot and Sketch is by illustrator and web developer Caroline Moore. Espied was created by Takashi Irie, designer of the upcoming Twenty Fifteen default theme.
Edin and Goran both showcase your company or organization through an optional front-page template featuring a large full-bleed featured image. A grid page template provides the perfect place to display a range of information, like team members, case studies, or services. Thomas designed Goran, a child theme of Edin, and collaborated on Edin with Takashi.
We hope you enjoy these new themes – let us know what you think!
A trio of themes from Automattic designers has launched in the WordPress.org Theme Directory.
Designed by Tammie Lister, Adaption has a bold, contemporary, vibe. It features full-width images, two widget areas, and an optional third column.
Looking for an uncluttered single-column theme with strong typography? Check out Bosco, crafted by Frank Klein.
Isola was inspired by a “less is more” philosophy and influenced by mobile design patterns. This minimalist theme was designed by Joen Asmussen, with web development by Caroline Moore.
All three themes are responsive, and look gorgeous on devices both small and large.
Kelly, a colorful personal-blogging theme designed by Automattic’s Kelly Hoffman, is now available for download from the WordPress.org Theme Directory. Here’s how Kelly explains the creative inspiration for her namesake:
I really wanted to keep it simple but fun, which is why I went with bold splashes of color and large type. I went with the complementary color palate of reddish orange and green as a fun reference to my red hair and green eyes.
Over the last few months, Automattic has released a half-dozen new free themes in the WordPress.org theme directory, ranging from stylish personal blogging themes to photo-intensive portfolio themes.
Meet the class of 2014:
Designed by Automattic’s Dan Hauk, Pictorico is a snazzy portfolio theme with large featured images and a classy post slider.
Caroline Moore launched three flexible blog-oriented themes of her own design: Fictive, as well as Quadra and Circa, both child themes of Hexa. All take attractive advantage of post formats, with charming use of colorful geometric icons throughout.
Tonal is Tammie Lister‘s debut solo theme in the WordPress.org directory. Tonal’s graceful, minimalist look also comes with a bonus: change the site’s background color to a shade of your liking and the theme automatically adjusts the typography to ensure your text stays clean and readable.
Musicians have been taking full advantage of Singl‘s strong, contemporary vibe. Crafted by Thomas Guillot, it serves its creative niche with polish and panache.
We hope you enjoy our Spring Collection!
If you’ve read my previous articles you’ll recognize the title of this post. For those of you who are new, these are my thoughts behind the themes I’ve designed. This time, I’d like to talk about Forefront — a responsive Business theme.
Forefront, a responsive business and corporate theme that helps you to create a strong—yet beautiful—online presence for your business, is now available on Creative Market.
Writr — a minimalist, content-oriented tumblelog theme developed exclusively for WordPress.com — is now available in the official WordPress Themes Directory.
Misty Lake and Untitled are now available in the official WordPress Themes Directory!
Ryu is now available in the official WordPress Themes Directory! It’s a clutter-free theme that is perfect for personal bloggers.
Much like I did for the Further theme, I’d like to share my thoughts behind Ryu — the free theme I released recently.
Yes, you guessed right. It’s named after the main character of the classic game. If you know why the character was named Ryu, you will understand why I named this theme Ryu, too. :)
I mentioned this in my previous post about the Further theme, Behind the Design of the Further Theme, too that I strongly believe that we, as WordPress theme designers, should create amazing themes for specific purposes/audiences rather than multi-purpose themes that are just good. In many cases, themes designed for a specific purpose or a targeted audience perform better when people use them for that purpose. I’ve created Ryu specifically for the Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter generation of personal bloggers.