Finally, DIY Themes officially announced the “Responsive Skin + Child Theme Starter Set” for Thesis Theme. The starter set is created by their in-house developer – Alex “the kid” Mangini.
The responsive design came out, after they ran a survey about thesis, there were loads of people who said they wish the default Thesis Theme Framework was responsive.
The starter set is absolutely free and here’s the direct link to download the pack.
For those who don’t know, what responsive design is?
Responsive design is, the design that will be automatically adjusted based on the width of the device. In the simple words, your blog will work perfectly on all the smartphones or tablets without any mobile version or WordPress plugin.
The responsive design can undoubtedly increase improve the way your readers experience your site on mobile devices.
Responsive skin + child theme for thesis theme
By downloading the responsive skin set, you get the framework for an ideal Thesis skin or child theme, and you’ll also have a responsive version of Thesis right out of the box.
The responsive set will work perfectly, no matter which column layout you choose to go with. The theme isn’t limited to columns, you can even change the width, flip the column order around and it still stays responsive.
How to make your Thesis theme responsive?
Want to make the current design of your site responsive, use this thesis starter set to convert your old design into responsive one.
All you have to do is to download the thesis starter set and delete the current “custom_functions.php” and “custom.css” files (make sure to keep a backup of both the files), then upload the custom_functions.php and custom.css files from your download in their place.
If you don’t want to manually upload the files, you can use a child theme, instead. That won’t take much efforts from your side but it will only work with the fresh installations.
Do you already have a responsive blog or website using thesis theme? Will you be using the thesis starter set to create the responsive design for your blog? Please let us know in the comments below.