[theme-reviewers] Really Unique Theme

Daniel Tara contact at onedesigns.com
Thu Mar 7 16:00:22 UTC 2013

We like to call these "barebones themes". There are several themes like this in the repo, like Toolbox, _s, Biolerplate etc. Unless I'm missing something I don't see any reason not to accept such a theme in the repo.


On Mar 7, 2013, at 5:55 PM, Jesse Friedman wrote:

> Hello All
> Steve Fisher (@hellofisher) and I have created a very unique WP theme.
> It serves one single purpose and that is to create and present style
> tiles.  This theme will not serve to help create a website or blog.
> Instead it will utilize the customize.php to create responsive
> interactive styletiles live in the browser.
> We would really like to submit this to the Theme Directory but since
> its so unique I'm not sure it will be accepted. It def does not follow
> the guidelines of the theme unit test.  However it is coded under
> WordPress best practices.
> I can attach the theme for review, but right now I'm on an airplane
> with really poor wifi. For now any advice on the subject would be
> greatly appreciated.
> Samantha Warren explains on styletil.es that:
> Style Tiles are a design deliverable consisting of fonts, colors and
> interface elements that communicate the essence of a visual brand for
> the web. They help form a common visual language between the designers
> and the stakeholders and provide a catalyst for discussions around the
> vision and goals of the project. Style Tiles are similar to the paint
> chips and fabric swatches an interior designer gets approval on before
> designing a room.
> As everything we do is represented in a browser we wanted to take our
> style tiles a bit further. So here it is. An in-browser style tile
> that helps us establish a visual language and design direction for
> your project. Plus it is viewable in any modern device so you can get
> an idea of how things might feel on your device.
> -- 
> thanks
> *jesse friedman*
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