TypeMagz Theme by Colorlabs Project
TypeMagz is an eye-catching blog portal theme from Colorlabs Project, who have kindly given me the opportunity to try out the theme for this review.
Typemagz has a professional news / magazine appearance; its black background and white text (with red headlines) gives it a very striking look. The gray welcome and subscription boxes complement the main content in a visually pleasing way.
Up to three large header images may be displayed, which rotate on page refresh – or by clicking the refresh button on the header itself (this button elegantly changes the image without refreshing the whole page).
Attention to typographic impact is demonstrated in the use of Cufon font embedding for the headings, which are shown in a range of sizes on the homepage and single post pages.
The homepage is divided into three main columns, with one wide content column (subdivided into three parts) and two sidebars. Below the red featured article section, the content column provides excerpts of recent articles next to an integrated Twitter section.
As well as the integration with the Twitter Tools plugin, Typemagz also works with Flickr-RSS, Get Recents Comments and Popularity Contest, which are all included with the theme. Once you’ve uploaded the theme and plugins, it’s time to visit the Theme Options page.
The control panel facilitates integration with flickr, YouTube, Google Analytics and Feedburner, as well as the management of banner ads (or Google Adsense ads). In addition, there are options for selecting the categories for the featured post and featured video, plus the header images, logo and favicon images.
With all of these features, Typemagz is definitely a top-quality theme for running any professional news or magazine website.
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- Google Analytics and Feedburner support
- Twitter, Flickr and YouTube Integration
- Theme Options Panel
- Automatic Thumbnails
- Ad Management
- Threaded comments with Gravatars
- Cross-browser compatible