Discover Intergalactic, a new free theme designed by Mel Choyce and developed by Caroline Moore. With prominent featured images, high-contrast typography, and a slide-out side panel for menu and widgets, Intergalactic makes a bold statement while keeping the focus on your images and text. Download it from the WordPress.org directory or explore the demo.
Penscratch, a crisp new theme designed and developed by Caroline Moore, made its debut in the WordPress.org directory this week.
“Penscratch was inspired by a similar portfolio theme, Sketch, which I designed for visual art. I wanted a clean, minimalist theme with a similar look and feel, but tailored to writers.”
With support for Jetpack Site Logos and special styling for pull quotes, Penscratch is worth checking out.
Minnow, a new free theme designed by Automattic’s Mel Choyce and developed by Caroline Moore, is now available for download in the WordPress.org directory. Looking for a fresh, clean theme perfect for a contemporary blog? Give Minnow a spin.
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.
Did you know that there’s a WordPress.com-specific version of Underscores?
By adding a special parameter, your download will include special code used only in themes on WordPress.com. Use it to make the greatest theme ever, and send it in to themes [at] automattic.com for consideration!
Bushwick, a lightweight, unique blogging theme originally designed by James Dinsdale, is now available for download from the WordPress.org Themes Directory.
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.
Nathan Ford wrote a great article about how you can use the attribute selector to define styles for a multitude of classes that share a common element. Initially I thought this was great (I actually still think this is a great idea), and used it in
_s and Twenty Thirteen to simplify the clearfix selector and some others. We used
[class*="content"], to grab all classes that contained those two words, essentially addressing our entire page structure with two selectors. Awesome, right?
Well, it turns out there are a few issues with this approach. After a while we received a report that Modernizr uses a
generatedcontent class on the html element, screwing with the rest of the site because the styles for the
[class*="content"] selector were applied. We also received reports from WordPress.com, where users specified tags, categories, or post titles that contained one of our two words. Since WordPress adds all categories and tags as classes in
post_class(), this, again, broke the site’s layout.
I still think this a valid approach in projects where you can control the class namespace. Since you can’t really do that in WordPress, it’s not a good approach for theme developers.