Early Theme Adopters: McKinley
Among its other great features are three custom color palettes, distinct looks for post formats like quotes and links, and an adaptive widget area that self-organizes into neat columns in the footer. It comes as no surprise that since its launch in January Mckinley‘s already become the theme of choice for thousands. Here’s a sample of some notable early adopters.
In this site, the sons of late artist Elizabeth Paterson showcase and catalogue their mother’s paintings. It’s a lovely tribute, and the art is treated with all the respect it deserves.
They created a homepage with an elegant, full-width slider featuring Elizabeth’s work, as well as designated pages for the different media she worked in, like oil and watercolor. The pages are all easy to find with the theme’s clear, customizable menu.
Peter, the Berlin-based photographer behind this captivating photoblog, capitalizes on McKinley‘s sleek out-of-the-box look. From architecture to concerts, the theme’s streamlined look keeps the visitor’s eyes where they belong: his photos.
Courtney and Drew Basik blog primarily about food, as well as about other activities they enjoy, like traveling and hiking. They’ve created a bright, inviting site with McKinley.
A custom header channels the same cheerful vibe the reader also encounters in their food posts (which are also organized in a beautiful recipe page). Their photos look particularly sharp against the theme’s crisp background, while their custom menu helps visitors find content quickly and smoothly.
In case you’re looking for more inspiration from sites using McKinley, take a look at:
- German photographer Sascha Rheker’s blog, with stunning, full-width images.
- Novelist Amanda Mininger’s clean, inviting site.
- The website of Canadian juice bar, The Green Moustache.
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.
Thanks a lot for being included here, Ben. I’m honoured and flattered at the same time. And thanks for sharing the links to the other fine blogs.
I just switched to Ubud theme for my butterfly blog. It is exactly what I have been looking for in a theme for ages! I’d really love to see what some other people are doing with it. I really enjoy the early adapters feature…I always get inspired by the selections.
Loved reading this post!