After quite a few emails requesting it (and even a little begging), I decided to make the theme public.
Since I don’t like releasing my personal designs, I decided on a compromise — a starter theme. This theme is just the base layout. Most of the design elements have been left blank so that you can customize it to your heart’s content.
It is meant to be a starting point for your own custom design. Of course, you can use it as is.
What are the features of the Critical theme?
Since it’s a child theme of Hybrid, it makes use of all of its features.
- It makes substantial use of the Get the Image script to load thumbnails on archive-type pages (including the home page). This is probably the most fun I’ve had with the image script since I started developing it in 2007, and it really highlights how cool the script is.
- Integrates with the WP Post Ratings plugin to handle the ratings system.
- Comes with an additional widget area called Utility: Header (on top of all of Hybrid’s preexisting widget areas).
- It’s pretty much a blank slate, so you can put a personal touch to your site.
Download the theme
Note that you need to be running the latest version of Hybrid and WordPress 2.8+ for this theme to work correctly.