The Scrapbook theme is for those who love the warmth and energy of handmade things. I have always believed that a design is more beautiful when it shows a bit of the creative process. Our world is filled with amazing textures, colors, raw edges, spills and beautiful accidents. Scrapbook brings a little bit of the handmade, haphazard beauty to the screen too often dominated by the aesthetics of machines. It incorporates lively background textures of patterns and paints with papers to hold your words. Scrapbook Summer is a celebration of color, while Scrapbook Winter delves deep into rich red hues and resonates there. If you have a website with personality, this theme will allow it to shine.
Scrapbook has a lot of features under the hood, too, like a fully widgetized sidebar and footer. There’s optional social networking links and Twitter integration, and built-in Twitter hovercards and sharing links on posts. We’ve integrated formalizeCSS to beautify the boring form fields, dropdowns and buttons and give them a standardized appearance across all browsers. We also added a shortcode that lets you integrate fancy text into your posts and pages simply by wrapping your desired content in [fancy] tags.
This theme, inspired by vintage Indian batiks and tapestries, exudes grace and sophistication. 6 color palettes are available so you can choose the one to fit your mood, office or season. Built into the theme are our normal treasure trove of customized social networking icons, automagic Twitter hovercards for @usernames and configurable tweet displays, and social bookmarking options on posts. The theme is optimized for readability and includes built-in WordPress post thumbnails, custom nav menu and widgetized sidebar and footer.
Yesterday we released our fifth Museum Theme, Ex Libris. If you’re reading this today (August 4, 2010), there’s still time to get $10 of the purchase price with the coupon code ‘exlibris’ (no quotes).
Ex Libris was designed for typophiles and writers, putting the focus on type and content rather than graphics and bells and whistles. Everything about the theme was done with readability in mind, from the background color to the font size, but we also added some of our own creative flair to give it a bit of minimalist edginess. We used fonts from the reputable exljbris font foundry, which also inspired the name of the WordPress theme. We’re excited about the powerful type controls we’ve added to the options page, allowing users to have full control over the typefaces and font families used on their site.
Ex Libris was designed for writers and typophiles. Lacking fancy graphical bells and whistles, we focussed our attention, instead, on making your content readable with full typographic control. Ex Libris features a unique approach to choosing the typography for your site. Rather than relying on the tired basic web fonts, we’ve embedded the gorgeous free fonts from font foundry exljbris, giving you freedom to style your site with access to full font families and unique typefaces, while maintaining a consistent visual style. We’ve also built the theme with a unique, optional home page layout (Magazine Style, pictured above), and kept an uncluttered approach to page layouts.
If you’re a writer, if you love minimalism, clean design and unique typography, Ex Libris was made for you. Literally.