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!