Serenity is new upcoming theme based on xScape Theme Framework. It will have both standard and Core version. Serenity is portfolio, gallery and blog theme that will have separate front page layout, soft/pastel colored default styles, it will use jQuery powered Nivo slider.
This will also be our very first theme that will be HTML5 based and will rely on CSS3. Layout will use no images, it will use CSS3 for shadows, gradients, borders. CSS code will contain elements made for different browsers, and so far it looks great in Opera, Chrome, Firefox, Safari. As for IE browsers, IE9 supports most of the elements used, IE7 and IE8 will ignore some of the styling, and I will try to add some support library that can transform the styles for IE7/8. I am not sure yet, if all the next themes will HTML5, this will be sort of a test to see how the theme will work and what are problems still with the compatibility.
Image on the left is a widget using gradient background and shadow for the whole widget. And the image on the right is detail of the slider area for the front page layout. Normal layout and front layout will use different configuration for sliders and different set of options. Normal layout will use same settings as the R8 theme used for Nivo Slider.
Right now front layout is done and working, and some elements for the normal layout are completed. Theme is expected in the next 7-8 days.