The Contrast theme is designed for visual arts and photography professionals. It’s most striking feature is the fact that it allows you to have image content, video content and even content from mapping services used as backgrounds for the pages. This allows you to create full-screen backgrounds that transform your site in to a functional work of art.
The theme is heavily geared toward those who want to use it as a portfolio. With that in mind, there is a JQuery compatible portfolio page that allows you to easily showcase the best images you have to offer in a very attractive format. The theme is also provided with the ability to integrate Google Maps into your contact page, allowing you to help your visitors find you in real life if they’re interested in contracting your services. Where customization is concerned, this theme has a lot to offer.
While most modern WordPress themes offer a few different color scheme options, the Contrast theme offers unlimited options. These color schemes are controlled from the admin panel and it’s very easy to change them back and forth as much as you like. Instead of being limited to a handful of pre-defined choices, however, you’re given full reign to do whatever you want with the color scheme. The theme also allows you to access the XHTML and CSS files very easily. They’re commented, so you’ll be able to find whatever section you’re looking for very easily. This theme is also fully-compliant with web programming standards and will display correctly in any modern browser a visitor uses to make their way to your site.
If you want to get more sophisticated with your customizations, you can use the PSD files that are include with Contrast. These constitute the original files used to create the graphics for the theme and allow you to change them as dramatically or as conservatively as you want. There are plenty of other options you can change, as well, and there’s a help document included to help you figure out where to go when you get lost.
This theme has a great look. It’s modern, edgy and striking. The many ways that it can be customized, however, make it quite flexible, as well. If you need a good balance between those two aspects, you may want to consider giving this theme a try on your site.