I had several reasons for letting it go, but I always thought it might be a theme I’d bring back in some form.
Version 2.0 is now a child theme of the Hybrid theme framework. The theme has been returned to its purest form — a typographically-beautiful, pixel-perfect theme that should suit just about any blogger’s needs. This version is much closer to my original vision than earlier versions.
Why bring it back?
What many of you might not know is that the Hybrid framework was actually built with the original code from Structure. Nearly every project I done for over a year started with the code I had built into that theme. While other themes were discontinued at the same time, it was the only one I was a bit sad to see go.
After asking a few of you if you’d like to see it returned and reading your responses, it was a no-brainer.
Will we see the return of Options and Visionary? I know that’s probably on some of your minds, so I’ll answer that now — it’s not likely. I have no plans to bring back those themes at the moment, but you never know.
What’s different about this version?
For starters, it’s now a child theme. I suppose that’s a huge change, but there are some other differences:
- It has all the features of the Hybrid theme (e.g., drop-downs, widgets everywhere, excellent code, etc.).
- The code has been rebuilt from the ground up to be as lightweight as possible.
- Special care has been given to the typography.
- Created purely with CSS (i.e., no images were harmed in the creation of this theme).
- It’s a bit wider, so there’s more breathing room for your content.
- The theme has an additional widget area in the header (plus all of Hybrid’s widget areas).
- It has a custom-built home page that features excerpts and thumbnails.
Download the theme
Before installing and activating the theme, make sure you’ve installed the Hybrid theme.
I hope everyone enjoys this release.