We’re happy to announce the launch of our first new theme this year: Grid Focus, by Derek Punsalan.
It’s a clean and simple three-column theme with a couple of special features you’ll dig:
- Two widget areas. Widgets on Grid Focus can be placed in two sidebars.
- Front page icon synced with your blavatar. The blue icon that appears on the front page of Grid Focus by default will change to your blavatar if you’ve uploaded one.
- Jan 12, 2009 @ 7:53 pm
It is quite good, but I miss more choice and more support for widgets …
Lovable ! I think i am gonna try it :)
Lovely. We definitely need more choice in themes. When will the threaded comments be up?
It’s great. But how can I remove the blogroll and meta widget at the right? ‘Cus now I have the links at two places on my blog. I couldn’t get meta removed though I removed it at widget settings.
When blogroll and meta are where they are, the posts are so tight. the posts don’t have enough space.
Looking gr8 :D finally.
any link to download it from ?
Nice theme, but not to my taste. I hope you have a variety of themes coming up.
Gorgeous! Drag-and-drop editing of widgets would be nice too.
I’m still waiting for a “newpaper” theme. This is amazing but not my kind :)
It is a pleasing theme, but I’m too attached to having a big customizable header. A new theme is always an exciting thing, though. Looking forward to seeing more of them this year! Thanks.
looks good! thanks WordPress!
This does look like a theme more suited to budding photographers and anyone wanting to show off any kind of images. I’m not sure how good it would look for block text posts. It’s nice and clean cut though and I’m sure a lot of people will dig it!
this looks like a good option
wordpress needs a widget to list all your posts in date order; i’d like that!
Oh – no individual header image. What a pitty … ;)
One question: Can you change the width of the content and sidebar layouts with the CSS upgrade?
The content width seems too narrow right now and, if I decide to change themes, the narrow layout will adversely affect my archived material.
Thanks so much.
I like this and if I start a new blog, I might try it, but it’s not right for my current blog. Keep ‘em coming.
Great theme! Derek’s work is awesome!
Wow this is a very nice theme thank you. :)
Just in time, year 2009!
Hello, Grid focus template!
Thank you, Derek Punsalan
I must be missing something…I don’t see it showing up in the selection of available Themes.
Oooh! Two widget columns. I like, I like :D
it looks great, but not my style. i agree with guiye when he says there should be more choice on our end for widgets.
thanks super theme
Nice! I will see how this looks with my photo bog. Thanks.
clean and simple, i dig. i tend to prefer themes with one column being much larger than the others though.
yay new themes!!!! keep em coming! =D
hmmm, i’ll have to check this out!
Thank you for adding another Theme…was getting kinda boring with playing with the ones available…could we have more with flexible width themes pls?!
more themes, alright?
wordpress is utterly cool!
Its nice theme, but not my choice, I’d prefer to choose Misty and Albeo, I’m waiting for more exciting theme.
Thanks for the information.
WP still the best!
Sweet new theme. Could you make a new version of FRESHY? :D
thank you for new themes
Congrats! Great choice..I was waiting for grid focus since long..
Yeah!! A new theme!! It looks good so far : )
is custom heder available ?
is custom header available ?
I think I’m going to try it
I’m very much looking forward to the new Comments Features. Great work to the creators here at WordPress and to Derek who did Grid Focus. To put it more mildly, Well done.
Sounds good, I’m a relative newbie, Where can I find it and how can I learn to use this feature. I like to use a lot of pictures too.
And this time I am checkmarking the box for emails because I can never find the responses to my posts. Sorry, I told you I was new. :)
Thanks so much.
sweet! even though I like my theme i might do it on another site…
oh, clean and organized. Might try it.
How about a good search engine which is capable of mining the old articles?
How about a way to set up an index page with a table of contents?
At last, a theme that can display more visually.
Will check it out.
Thanks a bunch.
This is a very nice looking theme…. but still not quite what I need. I would like a four column theme that allows me to put the blog in one medium-large width column, an RSS feed in another medium-small width column, a third column like the second for another RSS feed, and finally a narrower fourth column for other widgets. None of the current four column themes quite work for me. In particular, none have the simple design I would like.
Sounds good, thanks.
Well, m usin’ mobile right nw. Maybe will try it later. :)
nice, good and beautifful…thanks :lol:
I feel a strong urge to use this theme, but then again probably everyone else looking for a change would use this. Hehehe I’ll wait for the next themes to be uploaded. Very nice theme though.
I’d like to be able to utilize widgets at the bottom of my pages, as well as alongside, ideally for any theme.
wow, nested pages! don’t think i’ve seen this elsewhere. very clean–i may have to give it a test drive!
keep bringing us more more more themes! (thank you!) and i vote for flex widths, customizable headers, and fonts that are large enough to read both in the posts and in the comments please oh please
Good job! You’re adding a lot of themes in the last months, but not a black/dark one. I, for one, would love a new one. Is any black theme on the line?
Good news, I like it, thank’s !
Well done Heather! Looking forward to the new theme.
hmmm… not my kind of theme, but thanks for adding it.
Who do I have to hug to get another Photoblog Theme??!?!?
Please please please please…. You guys are SOOO awesome, but the photoblog thing is one type you’re a little thin on…
I like the way WordPress always try and introduce new things. New Grid Theme isn’t really for me, but I am exploring others that I like. Well done WordPress for trying to keep us all happy! lol.
It is too simple, however thanks for adding
this theme sucks…
I like the “Browse by Topic” feature of this theme. I am not into 3-column page though.
BTW, I told Justin Tadlock of WordPress.org that I wished he would develop a theme for wordpress.com.
This was his reply:
“I’m not even sure how to get a theme on WordPress.com. If Matt ever opens up the WordPress Theme Marketplace, I’ll definitely add some themes.”
I really wish Mr.Matt would open up the WordPress Theme Marketplace. I like the style of Justin Tadlock’s themes. It’s simple, yet you’ll love to see the site theme again and again. Usually his themes have “Excerpt” feature for blog posts, and that’s another feature I’m looking for in a theme.
Do I sound demanding? :D This is just a wish. :)
Might be an idea to tag it with ‘three columns’ ?
And if only this came in two columns like The Journalist, sigh :-)
Nice theme. I’d like to use a version of this that had two columns.
Thanks, but my widgets do not work with it.
Great theme,but need a theme that looks like washingtonpost.com,cnn.com or bbc.co.uk website.
That’s one thing that would be great … flexible width themes. For me a two column, flexible width, with customisable header.
great theme! modern and clear
Looks good and I’m tempted to try it out.
Thanks and great to hear that, since there are so many widgets out there, 3 columns themes will definitely gain a lot of popularity. What will it be available? i do not seem to see under appearance yet. Will it be possible to have a customised header?
concentrate…focus….quality is better than quantity…
Not diggin’ it. I can’t get into it.
but i still love depo masthead..
i agree.. we need a lot of NEW themes…
focus on grid huh? might as well try this, but i’m looking for another theme that suits me^^
…so i’ll stick with my default
Oh wow, thank you! :D
Isn’t the enduring obsession with blue and grey a little, I don’t know, 2006? It was nice to see some innovation going on last year with genuinely new themes such as Monotone and DePo Masthead, so it’s disappointing to see you falling back on something that’s been knocking around for nearly two years now. We already have plenty of similar themes from that era, how about adding something more contemporary?
BTW, the only thing I wished you could add to this theme, if at all possible for later changes like a version 2, is to allow visuals of 500px × 375px because that’s the size I like to post on my photoblog. ^^
A pity that the main header is in uppercase fonts…
don’t these designers know that uppercase is a long time passè, gone forever ???
anyway thanks, I’ll wait for WordPress’ next
Nice theme, looks very clean and fast loading.. :)
Been looking for a clean theme like this. Thanks WP and Derek! :)
already using it, thanks a lot. i love this section: Browse by Topic. It’s useful for blog that have many categories. moreover, it’s clean and tidy layout. like it so much.
Love this theme. Please please come up with more 3 column themes.
I wish, somehow, that it would be more obvious to the casual blogger how some of these themes can be the base for a customized look.
I think if there was a showcase of sites that use customized themes using the base themes available at WordPress.com would be cool and help those designers who do good work with CSS get their name out there.
With that said, I am glad of all the cool stuff WordPress is doing, and there continued effort to giving us all sorts of themes to use. I think we have almost 20+ themes at our disposal. Keep up the good work.
Thanks alot wordpress! :)
hopin for more :P ( can’t have enough ;) )
good theme, need more
Nice. So where is it in the wordpress.com Manage Themes? I can’t find it. Or is this not available to wordpress.com users even though this is a wordpress.com blog? Just asking.
Great news. I’m already using it in one of my blogs. :) Good job, Derek!
Hm…nice. I’ll try it an other time! ;)
Looks unbelievable! Sleek, stylish, has that come hither look while establishing a don’t waste my time attitude.
I was talking about Heather’s new pic… the new theme is ok… I guess.
Looks great – thanks :)
Oh I like this one. Will give it a try later.
mmmm great theme but not really my taste of themes
It’s a good theme, but I prefer darker themes (but not black). Gray is best because it’s easier on my eyes. This one is too bright for my tastes, but I’m sure it will appeal to someone out there.
Kudos to WordPress for making new themes available.
It might be helpful if you tagged it “three columns” in keeping with the other 3-column themes.