I am pleased to announce the release of my first WordPress Theme: ShprinkOne is a Customizable and Responsive (mobile friendly) theme that can fit any screen (Mobile phone, tablet, laptop, desktop).
Nowadays every Internet company is focusing on mobile, it has been a trend for a long time (“mobile first” was something I heard a lot at eBay) and might continue for a little while. Releasing a theme that would not be mobile friendly was then out of the question.
As an early adopter and big fan of the front-end framework Bootstrap I decided to use its ability to create Responsive markup structure and to provide a set of great UI (Navbar, Buttons etc.), tools (Slideshow, Affix, TypeHead etc.) for this project.
Besides the obvious technical advantages that Bootstrap provides, another aspect made the choice even easier: the Community! You would be amazed by the number of start ups that based their product on Bootstrap! For example some of the ShprinkOne pages were created using jetstrap.com (great mockup tool for Bootstrap) and if you like to often change your theme ShprinkOne allows you to select some of the best Bootstrap themes (from bootswatch.com, divshot.com) that exist directly from the admin page.
For this theme I also wanted to try out Masonry and the Infinite Scroll plugins for jQuery that appeared to be really easy to use. Masonry helps to re-organize the page content and creates a Pinterest like dashboard while Infinite Scroll plugin loads more blog post when you scroll down the page. The WordPress loop page (that is shared by most of the pages: Home, Category, Tag, Author and more..) uses both of them to create a great user experience(No need to switch from page to page, everything is displayed in a single page).
ShprinkOne is Open Source and needs your help to make it even better. If you are interest to help you can fork the project on GitHub.
- Home page Slideshow
- Theme customization (Select your style among 10+ free themes)
- Layout customization (Sidebar-Content, Content-Sidebar or Content)
- Posts as pins using Masonry
- Language ready: So far English and French