In this post we release a yet another WordPress theme: Sight is a powerful WordPress 3.0.1-ready theme which will work best for magazines and blogs. The theme was designed in modern minimalistic style and has two views: the standard blog view and a grid view. A big image slider on the top gives you extra ability to show the most important content. The theme was designed by WP Shower exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers. As usual, the theme is absolutely free to use in private and commerical projects.
Download the theme for free!
The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish.
- live demo
- large preview (.jpg, 1 Mb)
- video presentation
- download the .zip-package (updated, v2) (zip, 0.2 Mb)
- alternative download link (.zip, 0.2 Mb)
- WordPress 3.0.1 Ready
- Theme Options page
- Two Pagination types (Default + WP Page-Navi support & AJAX-fetching posts)
- Valid XHTML 1.1
- jQuery-powered Featured Post Carousel
- Custom Widgets
- 2 Custom Menu Locations
- jQuery-powered Drop-down menu
- Nested comments
- Two post view types: standard blog view and a grid view
- Google Analytics Ready
- Custom Logo Upload
- Gravatar support
- Search Engine Optimized
- Browsers compatibility (IE 7 , IE 8 , Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome)
- Built in support for Social Bookmaking on Blog Posts – tinyurl.com API support for URL shorting
Motivation for the design
As always, here are some insights from the designers:
Sight is a powerful WordPress theme, best suited for Magazines and Blogs. The theme was designed in modern minimalistic style with Golden Grid usage. It has two views to get information in the way you want — a standard blog view and a grid view. A big image slider on the top gives you extra ability to show the most important content.
The theme supports the newest WordPress versions and has 2 Custom Menu Locations. 2 pagination types are available: Default with WP-NAVI support and Ajax-fetching, like in previous Twitter interface. The Sight theme supports Social Media. It has links to share each post to Twitter, Facebook, Delicious Digg, no plugins needed. It is also Search Engine Optimized, so you don’t need to care about it, just set it up and get love from Google.
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