A beautiful magazine style skin for Thesis your niche site needs now!

I recently started a brand new site that I intend to be an online magazine about cats, and I knew I had to get just the right theme for it. I’ve tried free magazine themes and oh they often turn out to be such a PAIN. And every time I’ve done that, I’ve always ended up coming right back to Thesis because of all the wonderful and easy ways it handles everything for me. Not to mention the amazing SEO, which is the whole point, right?

Anyway, I came close to buying a premium magazine theme or even buying a new framework so that I could get a magazine child theme, but then I discovered the Laveo skin for Thesis. I love it! The home page is fully widgetized, so you can have that big slider anywhere on the page you like, and you can also put those news widgets anywhere. There’s also hot news widget which I’m not currently using since my site is so new.

Although I love the colorful look that the designer has shown in the demo and adopted it for my own site, you can put in any colors you want for any and all of the news widgets and the categories in the menu. You can make all of them the same color or use two colors or three – it’s totally up to you. And when you want to do something crazy that’s not in the admin area, there’s prompt and friendly support via forum and email.

Check out the Laveo skin and see if you can’t think of a project or two you must have it for! And if you like cats, I’d appreciate a friendly comment on the new site, too! :)

Update February 2013:  I asked in the support forum if this skin will be updated to support Thesis 2, and the author said that it should be updated this week!

26 thoughts on “A beautiful magazine style skin for Thesis your niche site needs now!”

  1. Ok I checked out the Laveo link but still could not find a working demo to see how it looks. The screen shots usually looks better than actual websites.. I also visited laveo .com site which is not the right one I guess… Please let me know where I can see a working demo.. Thanks

  2. You’re right this is a nice theme. I especially like your catsdigest.com. Who doesn’t love a bunch of cute cats and you’ve got some good info. I saw a dog site that is similar the other day…doggietonpost.com or something like that. I might also say, “How did you score that domain name, catsdigest.com?!?”

    1. Thanks Stan! It was a matter of me being so domain-obsessed that I truly enjoy the search for a domain for a new site. I just keep trying everything I can think of, using GoDaddy bulk domain section so I can try a whole list at once. I knew I wanted a domain that indicated a book or magazine, so I used a thesaurus to come up with every synonym for “book” or “magazine” I could. I couldn’t believe it when catsdigest.com was available, but I grabbed it quickly!

  3. Great post , had always believed thesis wasn’t that good , but it looks awesome , your site on cats is wonderful and very clever how you have written articles from the cats point of view , will be recommending that site to my friends .
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    1. Hi Mikael, Yes, I’ve been a little concerned about that. I’m using some pretty large pictures in CatsDigest because of the large slider at the top of the page. I’m not sure what I’ll do long-term, because by the time the site has hundreds of articles that’s a lot of large images.

  4. I find the website you have shared on your article interesting! I have so much themes that I love from the site when I viewed it that I want to purchase for my upcoming blog.

  5. Honestly, I have not tried the magazine theme in my personal site before. It looks very nice though. My only concern is the prices for all kind of skins. The prices are usually for the life time subscription but I just could not make the decision…

    1. Yes, since we have to pay for the skin, it’s quite a decision! I do have one friend who selected the wrong skin (by that same company) and since he changed his mind within a day, the company was nice enough to switch his license to the skin he decided he wanted and let him download that one at no additional cost.

  6. I think i would love to try that web layout too. I ‘ve been looking for a perfect theme for my blog , however, every time I tried to input the codes and so on, i always turn to a mess. One thing I like about the theme is the huge space to showcase your pictures. I think it will definitely make your blog more appealing. However, the navigation our quite confusing because you don’t know where to start. Oh I’ve noticed that the Date are highlighted so I guess it is not that confusing at all.
    Thank you for this link, I will probably try it on my site and see how wonderful will it look like.
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