We had to follow a very strict recipe to get Tempera just right. We started with a very solid framework of over 200 settings, added a very light user interface, threw in a couple of mobiles and tablets to give it that responsive elasticity, added over 50 fonts, weren’t satisfied so we poured all the Google fonts into the mix, then scattered 12 widget areas for consistency, dissolved a slider and unlimited columns into a customizable Presentation Page then mixed it in as well. We then sprinkled all post formats, 8 layouts including magazine and blog, powdered 40+ social icons and even blended in a customizable top bar for extra density. We also made it translation ready and gave it RTL language support for some cultural diversity. The secret ingredient was love and we might’ve spilled too much of that. But now Tempera has just the right feel and the right texture and is exactly what your empty WordPress canvas needs.
Yes, Tempera has finally entered beta state and is ready for download. We’ve just submitted it to the WordPress repository where it’s waiting for the review process to commence. Until then you can download it from here and we’re counting on you guys to give it a try and let us know what you like and what you don’t like about it, what works and what doesn’t, what is and what shouldn’t be, what could but may not, what must but could never… you get the idea.
Tempera WordPress Theme design is in some ways the opposite of Parabola, leaving behind the mathematical, well defined and contained layout and going for a more artistic design with many shadows, round corners and even some asymmetry here and there. It also embraces CSS3 in its entirety and takes full advantage of transitions, so subtle animations are present at every corner.
The theme settings are still there, giving you the creative freedom you’ve come to expect from our WordPress themes and, as usual, we’ve taken things a step further.