Howdy! and welcome to the new look WPLift. It’s taken me a while to get the new theme finished but I’m pleased to finally unveil it today. As you can see I have freshened up the branding and gone with a new look red color – I felt the purple was a little dull and looked quite dated. We were well due an updated theme as the last one was built in 2010 so I got a good two years out of it!
I have a lot of practice building responsive layouts over at ThemeFurnace so it made sense to use one here as well. The default width which the majority of visitors will see its a little wider 3 column design and I have included a few break points for screen sizes of 1024 px, Portrait Tablets and Phone Vertical and Horizontal.
I decided to keep our logo the same as I think its nice and simple and pretty recognisable. Typography has been updated to use the excellent Open Sans which is a free font included in Google’s Web fonts.
Along with a new look for the blog itself, I decided to add some new sections – The main ones being the Theme & Plugin Directories and the Coupon Code section. I also updated the recommended Web Hosting into it’s own section and will be keeping that updated as well as adding in customer reviews in future.
I have taken the decision to open up my company to providing WordPress Services, from Installation to custom theme design and consulting. This is something I’ve long thought about, WPLift was initially going to be a place to offer such services but I postponed doing this untill now.
I am in the process of adding more themes and plugins to the directories so you will see these growing over the next few days ( they are a little bare at the moment!) , if you are a theme provider who would like to see their themes featured on WPLift, then give me a shout. Even better if you can provide a coupon code as well!
I don’t want to go on too much – Id prefer to get back to providing our normal content. If you spot anything broken, do let me know and I’ll get it fixed.