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Genesis 2.0 hits the streets: Complete with gorgeous HTML5 ready child themes

genesis version 2 plus four HTML5 ready child themes

The mist of anticipation was lying heavy in the little town of Genesisville as the release of Genesis version 2.0 was awaited.
But it couldn’t be released until WordPress 3.6 was available and the WordPress devs were having problems and there was talk of delays.

WordPress beta versions were released by the bucket load then we had 3.6 Release Candidate and 3.6 Release Candidate 2.0 and then, one moonlit night, the WordPress upgrade notice appeared in dashboards throughout the land and a few days later… Genesis 2.0 was released.
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Almost there with Genesis 2.0: Are you getting ready to rock?

Genesis version 2.0 and WordPress 3.6

Do you remember when you were young and you were waiting to go on holiday?
The whole family had been talking about it for months, you’d looked at pictures on the internet, decided what you were going to do when you got there and then the day of departure arrived.

You were up at the crack of dawn, the car was packed to the gunnels, and you felt as though your head would explode with excitement, and then… you had to sit and wait.
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Runway – Genesis child theme for WordPress by Heather Jones of Viva la Violette

Runway Genesis child theme for WordPress by Heather Jones of Viva la Violette

It’s easy to take a WordPress theme and strip it down to its bare essentials… but it’s not easy to make it look good.
In fact the more you strip a theme down the more the remaining elements have to work together perfectly.

A great example of how it should be done is Runway the latest Genesis child theme by Heather Jones of Viva la Violette. [Read more…]

Epik 1.0 – Genesis child theme for WordPress by Wes Straham of Appfinite

Epik 1.0 - Genesis child theme for WordPress by Wes Straham of Appfinite

One of the big problems for any WordPress theme designer is coming up with something original. If you’ve tried it yourself, you know how difficult it is.
One guy who comes up with original themes and who does it theme after theme is Wes Straham of Appfinite themes.

I’ve no idea how he does it, but as if to prove me right, he’s just brought out a real honey of a theme… Epik 1.0.
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Fabric8ted 1.0 – Genesis child theme for WordPress by Eight Crazy Designs

Fabric8ted 1.0 – Genesis child theme for WordPress by Shannon Dow of Eight Crazy Designs

I have a client who runs a local re-upholstery business.
In his work he deals mostly with women so for his new website we needed to find a theme that was artistic and feminine and at the same time modern and packed with features.

I looked long and hard before I found the perfect theme and that theme was by Shannon Dow of Eight Crazy Designs and the name of the theme was… Fabric8ted 1.0.
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Modern Portfolio – responsive Genesis child theme for WordPress

modern portfolio mobile responsive genesis child theme for wordpress

Some themes look good, some themes are functional and some themes are clever… the Modern Portfolio theme is all three.

The homepage has a single top menu, which includes: About, Portfolio, Services, Blog and Contact and each menu item is a “scrollable link”, which scrolls you slowly down the page to the appropriate section.

Modern Portfolio is a specialist theme, it’s been designed for anyone who wants to provide a graphical display of their work and needs that display to be totally mobile responsive.

As Studiopress put it:
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Metro magazine theme – responsive Genesis child theme for WordPress

metro news theme - a responsive genesis child theme for wordpress

The Genesis Metro magazine theme has just been released.
Is it any good?
Let’s put it this way… it’s the sort of theme that you look at and think… I have to find a site where I can use this theme, I have to.

I like the way the background image fades in slowly, I like the colours and the fonts, I like the proportions of the layout and the use of whitespace and I love the cheeky little gap between the content and the footer.
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Genesis WordPress theme framework version 1.9 – a box of delights

genesis wordpress theme framework version 1.9

Death and taxes are the two certainties in life and to those I’d like to add a third… changes on the internet.

Code changes, browser changes, WordPress changes and constant tweaks from Google.

If you’re a website owner or a blogger, trying to keep up with the changes can be a nightmare, unless…. you’re using the Genesis theme framework.
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WordPress and the Genesis theme framework – a marriage made in heaven

wordpress and genesis theme framework

At WM Web Design we produce all our client sites using WordPress plus the Studiopress Genesis theme framework.
It’s a combination that allows us to build gorgeous looking websites quickly, easily and at affordable prices.

But now and again we ask ourselves… “are we using the right combination, the best combination?”
Is WordPress the best CMS platform and is Genesis the best theme framework?
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Pretty Pictures – Genesis child theme for WordPress

Pretty Pictures 1.0 genesis child theme for wordpress

Oh dear, I’m in love again.
As soon as I saw the Pretty Pictures theme I fell madly and deeply in love with it.

The wide open layout, gorgeous colour combinations and inspired choice of fonts have conspired against me and stolen my heart.

If you’d like to see why I’m so infatuated then head over to the Studiopress website and gaze upon the beauty of the Pretty Pictures theme.
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