Aquarius is a new free theme in the WordPress Themes Directory. The typography features the Georgia font and the home page is geared toward personal bloggers. The single post design focuses on the content with post meta data displayed unobtrusively at the bottom of the page.
In addition to being fully responsive, Aquarius has two other mobile-friendly features. The slide-out sidebar is hidden from view but can be pulled out when needed. Also, its sticky top menu (fixed navigation) helps mobile visitors move around the site after scrolling far down the page.
Aquarius is a theme that was created to highlight blog content and as such does not include an host of confusing options for customization. It does, however, pack in all the basics one might look for in a modern WordPress blogging theme, including:
- Responsive and retina-ready
- Supports all built-in post formats with basic styling
- Two widgetized areas – sidebar and footer
- Fixed navigation
- Custom navigation overlay pattern
- Clean Georgia-based typography
- Very easy to use – no theme options
Check out a live demo to see Aquarius in action with some sample content.
This is the first theme created by the individual behind wplovin.com. He/she plans to expand the collection throughout 2014, as stated on the theme’s homepage: “So, I’ve challenged myself to handcraft twelve free WordPress themes in 2014. That’s one awesome theme per month.” The planned themes will be “newbie-friendly,” easy to use and will follow WordPress’ standard theme development practices. It’s an interesting concept and we’ll be watching the site to see how it unfolds.