Design for newsScape theme is almost done, and theme is in works. This post contains more details about the theme features and contains several small previews. Demo version of the theme will be online on Tuesday/Wednsday next week.
This is news type theme, as the name suggests, and the intention was to make it simple and clean, easy to read, with many interesting features.
Some of the previously standard elements of the layout will be used here also. There will be 2 vertical sidebars, one footer widget area, top header (with menu, date, search, social icons), header (with main menu), featured posts slider, categories latest posts block and footer. Bye default, per design, only one sidebar will be active by default.
Theme is very clean, with almost no images used. Theme is in gray, with one important color that will be available from the control panel and in several of pre-built sets. There will be no background apart from small header tile. Featured slider on top will be different from previous themes with 2 different widths (fit with sidebar, or above it full width). Also, by default sidebar will use already existing tabbed widget as on the image on the right.
All theme colors will be settable from the control panel, so you can make it more colorful.
Theme will be released on xScape.info as a Beta on Tuesday or Wednesday. Stable version will be released on September 20 2010. Expect a discount coupons for club membership and individual themes next week when Beta becomes available for test.