If you don’t follow me on Twitter, you may have missed that a new coat of paint was applied here at StudioPress. We’ve very pleased with the outcome of the site, and are excited about some of the things we have to share.
The New StudioPress Design
It’s no secret that the signature StudioPress black/orange color scheme no longer exists here on the site – and that, of course, is by no accident. Every once in a while brands go through transitions which can certainly warrant a color change, and for StudioPress this was the perfect time.
It’s been nearly 9 months since StudioPress came together with a few others to form Copyblogger Media – a development company which provides a suite of tools to help publishers succeed online.
As we have slowly worked our development into the trinity of essential software products, we wanted the StudioPress brand to represent a vibrant and professional movement within WordPress – focused on design optimization alongside the Genesis Framework.
With the brilliance of our lead designer Rafal Tomal, the new StudioPress site has launched, and we can’t be any prouder to display the new branding.
Giving Back to the Community
Another reason we moved forward with a site redesign was to accomodate a number of things we wish to accomplish here at StudioPress.
Our community is extremely important to us – and we make every effort we can to exceed the expectations of our users with customer service and support. With a forum of over nearly 50,000 and a community who is running close to 250,000 sites on Genesis, that’s a challenge at times – but one we embrace with open arms.
As part of giving back to the community, I’m pleased to announce that in the coming weeks, we will be opening up a “Resources” section here at StudioPress which will include the following:
- Free Graphics for Designers and Bloggers
- Free StudioPress-developed Genesis Child Themes
- Directory of Third Party Genesis Child Themes for Sale
More Things to Come
Lastly, I wanted to mention what else is to come. First off, we will be refocusing some of our resources to our blog. Right now we are primarily using the blog to announce Theme Releases, but we plan on opening that up to include a few things such as WordPress Tips, Featured Sites built on Genesis and much more.
We’ll also be updating a number of our child themes such as Lifestyle, Corporate and a few more. (here’s the update Lifestyle design for example.) In addition to that, of course we’ll be releasing a number of new child themes.
All in all, we’re very excited about the future of StudioPress and what we have planned. Feel free to provide feedback about the new site design by leaving a comment below, or use it as an opportunity to request features in themes that you would like to see.