Thank you, WordPress. I wouldn’t be where I am now if you weren’t here.
Thanks for waiting, Ryu is now available for self-hosted users!
I recently wrote a story behind the design of the Ryu theme on ThemeShaper.com. Check it out.
The theme this blog uses, “Ryu” is now available on WordPress.com. Yes, you guessed right. It’s named after the main character of the classic game :) If you know why the character was named Ryu, you will understand why I named this theme Ryu too :)
I’ve created this free theme specifically for the Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter generation of personal bloggers.
What I mean by “Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter generation of personal bloggers” is bloggers who don’t necessarily spend long time writing long articles but often post more shorter ones or just images, videos, links, and so on. As you can see in this blog and the demo site, each post format has own style but the image format has a notable characteristic.
Do you remember the classic theme called Duotone? One of my teammates, Matías Ventura created Tonesque, a fantastic plugin inspired by Duotone. Tonesque lets us grab the average color of an image. Ryu uses it as an instrument to automatically change the background color of each post with image post format.
Other main features of the theme are the following:
Don’t worry, self-hosted users :) Ryu is
going to be also available on .org for you soon now available in Extend.
I recently wrote a story about behind the design of the Further theme on ThemeShaper.com. Check it out.