Voxel Theme Overview
This week we have a fresh new responsive WordPress theme from RocketTheme called Voxel. This magazine styled theme was released in December 2012 and is based on the Gantry WordPress Framework. Gantry is a rock solid and very powerful framework that RocketTheme uses as the base for it’s WordPress themes. Here is a video that explains the features of Gantry for WordPress, apologies in advance for the soundtrack! Gantry Features Video.
Voxel theme has native support for various RocketTheme specific Plugins. Out of the box Voxel comes with a handful of zip files used for installation and add on functionality including the Voxel theme, Voxel theme Plugins, Gantry Framework Plugin, Voxel Theme RocketLauncher and the Voxel Theme PNG Sources.
Check out the online demo version of a Voxel theme running on a WordPress site here: Voxel Theme Demo
Voxel uses a new RokSprocket Mosaic template that displays your content in a dynamic and interactive grid layout which is perfect for magazine style websites. The actual grids auto align by default so it doesn’t matter if you have different sizes for your images or text in each section. We think it has borrowed some styling from Pinterest as you can see in the image shown below:
Clearly this Pinterest/grid style layout is part of what makes Voxel theme work so well as a fully mobile responsive theme.
Roksprocket is a super powerful fully featured extension that really brings your content alive when used with WordPress. The plugin features RokGallery’s approach to User Interface Design and has an excellent new compound filter system based on the Mac OSX Finder.
We tested the Voxel demo site on our iPad Mini and on an iPhone 4S, see below for screenshots of how Voxel displayed:
- Responsive Layout
- 960px and 1200px Fixed Layouts
- 12 Preset Styles
- 82 Widget Positions
- 11 Styled and 26 Structural Widget Variations
- Powerful Core Gantry Framework
- iPhone/Android viewing support
- RokSprocket Mosaic Layout Integration
- Custom Content Typography
- Fusion MegaMenu & Splitmenu
- Load Transitions
- FF, Safari, Chrome, Opera, IE7+ Compatible
- W3C XHTML 1.0 / CSS Valid
Voxel seems like a sturdy well built theme with a nice feature set. We do like the RokSprocket Mosaic template layout, this theme would surely be a good choice if you need a Magazine style WordPress website. You can get Voxel theme from the RocketTheme website.