Early Theme Adopters: Sorbet
In the few weeks since its arrival, Sorbet has already become a favorite among personal bloggers (and many others). Its upbeat, straightforward design shrewdly blends simplicity with a full array of great features.
Sorbet offers sharing buttons and widget areas discreetly tucked into the header, splashy featured images, and beautiful, colorful icons for sticky posts and different post formats. Like all our newest themes, it looks great on devices and screens of all sizes, thanks to its responsive design.
Here’s a selection of bloggers who are already putting Sorbet to great use.
Alicia, who uses her aptly named blog to chronicle her adventures in food and travel, embraced Sorbet‘s colorful palette. The theme’s vibrancy fits perfectly with her photos and other content. She makes great use of post formats (like the photo format in the screenshot above), as well as of the header, where she’s added social sharing buttons and a colorful header image for an extra customized touch.
Many of you love the clean simplicity of tumblelog themes, which allow bloggers to present an uninterrupted stream of content. Photographer Andrew Vokes has pared down Sorbet to make it the ideal space for his 365 project, in which he posts a photo (with related commentary) every day. Using the theme’s out-of-the-box design to great effect, he created a streamlined, one-column look by not adding any sidebar widgets beyond a subscription button.
Saskia, the young writer behind The Wrong Side of Sane, uses Sorbet for her personal blog. With a few subtle touches — a custom header image with a colorful rendition of her site title, a Text Widget with her own photo — she makes the theme her own. Sorbet‘s versatile header invites readers to share Saskia’s posts on social media, while the text itself is clear and highly readable thanks to the theme’s clean design.
Looking for more examples of blogs using Sorbet creatively? Take a look at these:
- Jean Fantuci, a colorful tumblelog by a Brazilian blogger.
- Dutch style blog Trendlish.
- PIX Me! Photography, where photographer Debra shows how Sorbet can also be great for a portfolio site with a static homepage.
Stay tuned for more examples of sites using recently-added themes — and if there are any particular themes you’d like to see featured, feel free to leave us a comment.
Being new to WordPress, it can be difficult choosing which theme to select and I tried out a few before settling on Sorbet because of its clear, clean and bright appearance 🙂
This theme is definitely very cool, and we thought about switching to it for a while- the image icon/text icon specification was not ideal though. Overall the fun spring colors really let a blog with this theme stand out!
Sorbet is a fabulous design, elegant, easy to navigate, “an Armani,” as one of our Twitter followers described it. 🙂