Sneak Peek of ThemeShift 2.0
Some of you who follow me on Twitter, G+ or Facebook might have noticed that it’s abnormally quiet over at ThemeShift’s. There is a good reason for that. I’m currently working hard behind the scenes and would like to give you a little preview of what will happen soon.
The most interesting fact is probably that I’ll be building future ThemeShift themes on a new in-house WordPress theme framework called err… FrameShift.
FrameShift is responsive and was built on Twitter’s Bootstrap 2.0. By now themes will still be offered as stand-alone solutions. In the future I’ll see if I offer FrameShift as a WordPress framework (as a parent with child themes).
Developers among ThemeShifters will be pleased with the use of WordPress actions and filters to tailor the themes to their needs. Pretty much everything (speaking of theme and post options, widgets, custom queries, layout structure and much more) can be hooked and easily customized without having to dive into the template files. More info to come.
As you can see on the screen shots below, the ThemeShift website will also be redesigned and reorganized to be ready for 2012. The new website is responsive and has a minimal style with a strong focus on content. If everything goes well I’ll be switching to the new version in a few weeks.
In the near future you’ll see free ThemeShift themes in the official WordPress repository. With this step I’ll try to give something back to the WordPress community as I’m earning my living exclusively with WordPress and am very thankful for that.
I already told some users in the forums that apart from ThemeShift I’m currently developing an entirely new project. wpCasa is a real estate WordPress theme framework. Especially my latest real estate theme deCorum has been very successful. wpCasa is the result of what I’ve learned from developing deCorum, my other real estate themes and the feedback from my estimated clients. If you’re interested, feel free to subscribe the newsletter on wpCasa.com.