Feedback on my theme / framework? (Rapid Platform)
First off, thanks for reading this! I haven’t had much luck yet finding a good place to receive feedback and criticism on some of my WordPress developments, so I’m kindly asking the WordPress community to do just that.
What I would like to share is a platform (plugin) for developing responsive WordPress sites and themes, as well as the first theme that I’ve created using this platform.
I’ve setup the domain and website here: http://therapidplatform.com, feel free to take a look around as most pages do have content. There is a certain philosophy and direction this platform would be heading which coincides with my own needs as a WordPress developer, and there are some obvious kinks which still need to be ironed out. It is however fully functional as the website should demonstrate. Shrink your browser window down to mobile width and you’ll see the responsive mobile menu, which is the latest addition to the responsive shortcodes library.
The first “quirk” you’ll notice, Rapid Platform is not like most frameworks (Hybrid/Thesis/Genesis/Thematic/PageLines/Underscores) which rely on a parent theme as the foundation for a new theme or design. Also it has been advised that a custom theme shouldn’t require plugins, but for now we are completely breaking that rule based on the idea that the Rapid Platform plugin can be installed and used to enhance existing themes, not just new ones. I haven’t had the chance to test this across various themes yet, but I’ve setup a TwentyEleven site which demonstrates how the platform’s responsive shortcodes work in existing themes.
I would like to provide a beta download, but I’m waiting to get a feel from other people on whether or not this seems like a useful tool, or if I’m simply pursuing a flawed approach. Thanks again for your…
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