As we mentioned a few days ago, we were planning on adding more functionality to our Illustrious theme. And just now, we have released an update that has turned it into a responsive theme!

There were plenty of factors to take into account when creating a good mobile version of the site. We had to weigh whether it was a good choice to retain the widget sidebars, as well as the features shown on the homepage. In the end, we chose to show only the most recent posts in the homepage, since it is the most dynamic aspect of the homepage. Instead, we focused on retaining all the menu functions for easier navigation, allowing users to guide their visitors through well-organized content.

In the mobile version, everything is adjusted to the device’s width. That means images are limited to the maximum width of the screen, and zooming or horizontal scrolling is disabled for a more comfortable navigation. Some UI elements are also resized and adapted for a smaller resolution, making it easier to read on a mobile device screen without straining the eye.

Our next goal with Illustrious is to provide some more options to customize its layout, as well as fixing any deatils that might need a slight adjustment. We hope to be able to release our full CPO Core soon, as it will become the base framework of all our themes. Stay alert for more updates!

Go get Illustrious for FREE! or Check out the online demo.