Happy New Year 2012!

2011 was great. Lot of things happened in 2011. I won a guitar competition, got sponsored a guitar from another internet friend whom I have never met, was invited to the US and the WordCamp from my colleague/friend/partner, Thad Allender, whom I had never met despite having worked together for 3 years (it was a blast), met Matt Mullenweg (co-founder of WordPress, with which I am making my living), created some really nice Photographer’s themes at Graph Paper Press, got a working iPhone in my hand after 2 years (yes, I just received an iPhone 4S) and was blessed with a lovely baby girl.

To add to these wonderful events, I got some time to rework on my age old idea of this website (WPshoppe) and in real released a premium blog theme — Sleeek.

It was a wonderful year with so many great things to list. I hope 2012 brings more adventures in life.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very successful 2012. May this year bring you all the happiness, success and good health. Happy New Year!

simpleX 2.0

simpleX 2.0 is a revamped WordPress theme. It is developed to take advantage of latest WordPress features such as post formats, custom header and custom background. It also takes full advantage to work on modern browsers as well as all types of screen resolution, a responsive design. As always, its minimalist, simple and clean.

You can view the demo of simpleX here.

As this theme has been very popular in WordPress.org, it will be available for free. simpleX is now in the WordPress.org repository. Grab it here.

This theme works best for bloggers.

Once again — Merry Christmas to ya all… :)

I have seen couple of users wanting older version of simpleX. You can grab the version 1.3.3 here.

A brand new theme — Sleeek

Christmas on the door and it couldn’t be better timed for this release, a brand new minimalist blog theme — Sleeek! If you love blogging and if you have lot of photos from your tours recently, Sleeek is an awesome theme just for you. I would recommend you to view Sleeek Demo here before buying.

While everything is documented on its page, I would like reiterate that Sleeek features responsive design, post formats along with full width Image and Gallery post formats and a smooth gallery slideshow. With Theme Options, you can stylize the theme to add more features.

Its been 3 good years that I first published a WordPress theme — SimpleX. Since then, I have been frequently releasing few other themes for free. I would like to thank everyone who have been using these themes and who have donated to support WPshoppe to survive. Thank you all.

Just as a good gesture, I am bringing you Sleeek at a minimum price. This special introductory price will remain until Jan 15, 2012 just so Christmas is more fun. :)

Also, I am adding a new Support Forum so you can ask some questions if you are stuck at something with this theme. A new site, a new theme, a new forum, an special price and Christmas! Can it be any better?

Cheers!! Merry Christmas to ya all.

What’s cooking, huh?

Aite, there has been quite a long silence here on WPshoppe.com. I know I have been inactive on here although you might have noticed quite some updates on twitter. Well, I am still working on WordPress themes, trying to come up with unique ideas, well its hard. :)

Anyways, after the WordCamp San Francisco in August this year, doors opened up for few things. First and important for a UX designer is definitely Responsive Design. Well, I got busy for these months or so trying to convert some themes over at Graph Paper Press into responsive design. It just feels great that now your themes just work on every device.

Apart from that, the GREAT news is that I am once again getting my gears over here. I will be more active.

To share some inside news, I have a brand new (premium) theme completed. Its called Sleeek — just to represent another minimalist clean blog theme. It caters to bloggers mostly. Supports post formats and the best thing is if you have a image or images to share, just create a image post or gallery post and bang, you have a full width slideshow. On top of that, it gets rid of small boring thumbnails for gallery posts. Every gallery post now has a slideshow, how cool is that? It even replaces your header image with a slideshow if you want. Many things to come but the first version will be coming out for Christmas.

Not just that, you can’t beat the price for a premium theme. Guess the price!! 😉

I will add more when Sleeek gets out! Cheers!!