I love new themes. I love new themes because every now and then you get to see a theme that has something new and exciting or it's using a technology in a way you'd either never thought about or thought possible.
Then, when you try to implement that particular theme on your site with those few extra scripts you've got, those few extra ads on your home page and your own custom piece of code that you must have - it doesn't work straight away and turns out to take twenty hours of forum searching to find the fix.
Sometimes you just want a theme that looks good and allows you to add what you want and be up and running very quickly.
Well, as a sports fan, this one immediately caught my eye and when I looked a little further I was actually quite impressed. It loads very fast, doesn't have anything on the front page that's going to make you dizzy and has loads of modules - handy when you've got lots of content.
I've not played with it yet, but I'm going to. The blurb says:Lightweight standards compliant Joomla theme thats no nonsense and doesnt have a too many design features meaning you can apply this Joomla theme to your site with minimal customisation.
If it does everything it says it does on the tin then I'm going to be happy.
- 100% CSS Driven layout
- XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS 2.0 Valid
- Semantic Markup used for Search Engine Optimisation – Content First source ordering (for those who don’t know or care what that means – Google loves it!)
- Advanced integration with the Extended Menu module for great split menus
- Flexible em based font sizing for optimal usability
- Section 508 Valid – Good for accessibility
- Joomla 1.0+ compatible, Mambo 4.5.2/4.5.3 compatible. Joomla 1.5 coming soon!
- Plenty of custom module positions
- Easily tweaked colour scheme
- Works great on the iPhone and iPod Touch!
- Easy to follow customisation and setup guide