Pure Magazine News Theme Concept

July 7th, 2009

My previous concept, vCard theme wasn’t accepted as planned so I’ve put it away for a while and started working on new theme concept, Pure Magazine.

Lately, I got few mails from readers that were asking for WP news theme that wouldn’t include unnecessary designer graphics but pure news theme look with as little white space as possible. I’ve decided to go for it and came up with design concept you’ll find in concept images below.

Please note that this design can change as it’s just a rough sketch of its look which will be polished until it gets released.

Features:

  • Featured post on top (with top stories on right)
  • Latest news stream below featured spot (AJAX-ed)
  • Fully widgetized look
    • Custom Category widget
    • Custom Video player widget
    • Custom Ads widget (AdScripts + AdBanners)
    • Popular News widget
    • Twitter widget
    • Default widgets …

Front page look (click to enlarge)

Better news concept 2

Front page sketch (click to enlarge)

Better news concept 2 - sketch

Looking forward to your responses…

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32 Responses to “Pure Magazine News Theme Concept”

  1. John Bates

    7 years ago

    Another great design. I have a couple of domains in mind where this design would work very well. The sites I’m referring to (though unnamed) are both large portal websites. The content is ready – we just need the design.

    Looking forward to the finished product. Now I’ll check your site for a place to register so we know when it’s ready to roll.

    Keep up the great work!

    Cheers,
    JB

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  2. Oreille malade

    7 years ago

    looks great !

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  3. Shimon

    7 years ago

    It looks great the only thing I would change is the location of the rss icon and the styling of the date and time at the top. I don’t think the rss should be everywhere, and if you keep it in every widget then I think It should be specific to the category.

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    • Željan Topić

      7 years ago

      Rss icons are specific to each widget but I also think I should somehow change them to suit the overall look. You’re right on styling of date and time on top, I’ll move it elsewhere or change its look.

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  4. SuperMario290

    7 years ago

    Very nice theme. The only thing I would criticize about it is that I think the RSS feed icons should be gray(er) so that they match the overall look and feel of the theme. What do you think?

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  5. David Markland

    7 years ago

    Oh, yeah! I’ve been looking for a theme like this for a while! As usual, genius stuff!

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  6. eris

    7 years ago

    Nice theme! Is the featured post a rotating one? I feel that it would give major boost to the overall look n feel

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    • Željan Topić

      7 years ago

      Featured post will be static, but top stories next to it will give readers more options to read whats important at the moment.

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  7. Ivan

    7 years ago

    Nice, looking forward to see it.

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  8. KI

    7 years ago

    Very nice as always.

    What about being able to change one of the large category boxes on the right to 2-4 125×125 or 250 ad space?

    I like the large search bar at the bottom and I can see why we need it at the top, but what about moving the large one above the fold under latest news feeds and then go with a widgetized footer section instead and remove the right search bar and make that an ad space?

    Cheers!

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    • Željan Topić

      7 years ago

      125×125 will also be included as a widget which you’ll be able to position wherever you want.

      Good idea about search spot positioning, I will try this out to see how it works 😉

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  9. Narenubi

    7 years ago

    Excellent layout. I reckon it must be super-fast too. Are you also including the google script to enable translations from within the website? Instead of creating a new page on Google’s translation server…this would be an excellent add-on.

    Would love to see the demo soon 🙂

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    • Željan Topić

      7 years ago

      Will see how fast it will be,…translations will be available from admin area as in all of mine themes – haven’t tested how google script does this yet.

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  10. Jason

    7 years ago

    Wow, this one looks -really- good! Awesome work!

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  11. mkd

    7 years ago

    I’m sorry I can not speak very good English language, so I have converted with google. I like the graph below I have a suggestion how about

    http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/2569/examples.gif

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  12. mkd

    7 years ago

    thanks 🙂

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  13. debra

    7 years ago

    This looks great. There is one thing I’d love to see, and that’s a nice, solid magazine format like this, COUPLED with a forum, or some social place, so that at the bottom of each category, people could go NETWORK about the subject matter in general. Now, that would be a dream come true.

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  14. mkd

    7 years ago

    When to download?

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  15. Yip Bop

    7 years ago

    This looks amazing. Looking forward to trying it out.

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  16. Felini

    7 years ago

    It’s magnificent theme.

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  17. I Want

    7 years ago

    Super theme for magazine … Beautiful, clear and simple. Good job …

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  18. Mijk

    7 years ago

    Thanks, another great concept. It is shame that vCard wasn’t accepted, i think it would be awesome for small microblogs.
    But this… is going to be something really special.

    I cannot wait to use it.

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    • Željan Topić

      7 years ago

      Unfortunately vCard is off the table, but if you like it I might code it for you specially, contact me if to receive a quote if that is the case.

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  19. irfan

    7 years ago

    wow, thats cool concept, zeljan.
    i try to graph, how about this?

    http://i27.tinypic.com/msyrmh.png

    and from the admin panel we can change the background color or image?

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    • Željan Topić

      7 years ago

      @Irfan, cool modification, unfortunately Purenews development is in its final stages so I cannot change grid structure. Still thanks for yor time to designing (;

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  20. irfan

    7 years ago

    it’s okay zeljan… 😉
    i’m waiting for that release… lol 😀 looking forward to download and try…
    keep work zeljan…

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  21. Ron Tarpley

    7 years ago

    Can’t wait to check it out. I have been using IsoTherm on my site since its release.

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  22. ananth

    6 years ago

    I am getting head ache on making thumbnails.

    check my site i could not make the thumbnails proper. so i removed all the content. can you suggest how can i make it possible.

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  23. ananth

    6 years ago

    i even forgot to ask you.

    can we add 4widgets footer. i dont know how to explain but il tel you like this.

    footer 1, footer 2 footer 3 , footer 4 .

    i hope you understand. please i am week at english n explain.

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