[theme-reviewers] Really Unique Theme
jesserfriedman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 18:25:55 UTC 2013
Here is a link to download the theme. Thank you for taking the time to
On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Jesse Friedman <jesserfriedman at gmail.com>wrote:
> Style Tiles allow you to see the style, branding and marketing message
> of a site before its built. It's about creating and setting the mood.
> You can see an example of the theme here: http://styletile.jes.se.com/
> It will likely look really strange as I was just testing a lot of the
> My concern about it passing the test is that, it is simply not a theme
> used for making a website or blog. It has one very unique purpose. I
> did not test it with the Theme Unit Test because it just doesn't make
> sense to.
> It did fail and mostly because I haven't built a full fledged theme:
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> as to make the editor content match the resulting post output in the
> theme, for a better user experience.
> WARNING: could not find the file comments.php in the theme.
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> paginate_comments_links() or next_comments_link() and
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> See: add_theme_support
> <?php add_theme_support( $feature ); ?>
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> On 3/7/13, Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net> wrote:
> > Caveat: I read, but I still don't grasp what "Style Tiles" are. So, I'll
> > start from a different angle:
> > 1. What won't pass the Theme Review Guidelines?
> > 2. What is the justification for allowing an exceptoin?
> > On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM, Jesse Friedman
> > <jesserfriedman at gmail.com>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.
> >> WHAT IS A STYLE TILE?
> >> 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*
> >> jes.se.com *
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