Epik Theme Overview
This week we are taking a look at a new totally mobile responsive WordPress theme made by StudioPress called Epik. This theme demands attention with it’s modern styling and unique design elements. Epik has nine colour schemes to choose from, has a great portfolio design layout and it is based on the super sturdy and reliable Genesis Framework. Hopefully we don’t have to tell you how great Genesis Framework is, out of the box it adds an incredible amount of useful functionality to a default WordPress install.
Epik theme is truly mobile responsive so it displays beautifully across all devices from desktops to tablets and mobiles. This should be a standard feature in all WordPress themes in our opinion, we are living in a multi device world so you need your website to work on mobiles just as well as it does on a computer.
The Portfolio page layout is very sleek and minimalist with a design very reminiscent of Pinterest. There are a handful of different post types you can link the Portfolio thumbnails to so there is quite a bit of flexibility depending on what your actual content is like. Check out the Portfolio page layout below:
This grid style translates very well on mobile devices, it looks particularly good on a mobile phone size screen.
Epik themes features a nice selection of buttons and boxes that can be added simply via CSS classes. It also has a very minimalist landing page template that will perfectly suit squeeze pages and landing pages for PPC advertising campaigns.
One of our favourite aspects of this theme though is it’s Blog page template layout. It’s got a very ultra modern feel about it, the social sharing icons in the sidebar look great too. See the blog page layout below:
We tested the Epik demo site on our iPad Mini and on an iPhone 4S, see below for screenshots of how Epik displayed.
- 10 color styles
- 6 layout options – Archive, Blog, Portfolio, Columns, Landing, Contact
- Custom menus
- Featured images
- Fixed width
- Mobile responsive
- Theme options
- Button & Boxes shortcodes
- Landing page templates
- Threaded comments
- Includes the Genesis Framework
- Unlimited Updates, Support & Sites
- Access to Detailed Tutorials
Epik WordPress theme by StudioPress seems like a very strong contender if you are looking for a modern responsive theme. We can definitely see ourselves trying it out on a website project in the near future. You can get Epik theme at StudioPress here.
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