Genesis Designer 0.9 Alpha Available

We are happy to announce the release of Genesis Designer 0.9, which is now available for download to StudioPress Pro Plus members only at this time. The Genesis Designer is a child theme which includes a Design Settings page to easily control elements of the Genesis theme.

Alongside our wide variety of child themes, the primary intent of the Genesis Designer will be to provide users a way to quickly setup a blog or website without having to go into the code. Many bloggers simply want a basic theme which allows them to use organic WordPress functions such as custom header and custom background. This will provide them a simple way to customize the basic elements of their site – fonts, colors, etc.

A Few Things…

The Alpha version of Genesis Designer is in its infancy stage. We do intend on providing more options, but wanted to test the basic elements of the Genesis theme framework first. Once we have spent a period of time testing that, we will take it to the next level.

Also of note, the Alpha version currently outputs the CSS into the head of the source code. We realize that this isn’t the proper way to handle things, and this will certainly change. For testing purposes, it was easier to start this way, but I can assure you that the final product will be optimized and done right.

We’d Love Your Feedback…

If you would like to provide feedback on the Genesis Designer theme or report a bug, feel free to leave a comment here on the post. We’d like to thank you in advance for your time while testing the Alpha version.

Lastly, for those of you curious folks – the Genesis Designer child theme will be freely available to anyone who has purchased Genesis or a combination of Genesis and a child theme.

Below is a screenshot of the Design Settings page:

Genesis Design Settings Page