New eScape theme is completed, and it will be released on Monday evening. And new framework version that will be included in that theme is also now part of photoScape and baseScape. Here is more info on this update, and also other framework and theme news.
This version of framework is only for bug fixing, and no new features are included.
New theme is available on demo website and for test drive from yesterday. Theme has 20 styles built in (10 color schemes, each one with or without background image), and can be classified as business or portfolio theme. This is first theme to use new front page feature in xScape allowing use of template that is not made of normal content. This front page has own layout settings. In the next 2-3 days I will post tutorials on how to set eScape theme.
Next major iteration of framework is in works. And as a result, there will be new theme released before already announced news type theme. That next theme will be very simple, will have two sidebars (plus footer widgets area), and design will be controlled through control panel. This will be primarily personal or blog theme with very clean design, fast and as usual packed with all xScape features. Also, this theme will add another new feature in xScape and that is resize-able sidebars. That feature will be available in all themes once completed.
Another new feature is part of the next xScape release cycle, and that is Typography settings. First versions will add some decoration elements, but more will be added later.
Work on starScape II theme has also begun. So, current plan for theme release:
- Yet to be named theme: May 13 2010
- News theme: end of May 2010
- Another work in progress theme: middle of June 2010
- starScape II: end of June / first week of July 2010
Also, during next week, new Showcase page will be completed, and you can submit your websites using xScape for review and adding to the Showcase page.