The theme does what it says it will. A plain typographically clean template for a simple blog.
resposive and with surprisingly cool efects and ease of use.
I run a family blog for few members of family to read. Theme is supposed to be useful but not distracting. Ryu does the job perfectly and on the top of this it manages to be sophisticated in its simplicity.
Great great theme! And great support I got from the forum in setting it up to my preferences!
I do have few slight suggestions:
- title font is a bit too big; mobile screens (or at least mine) will not manage with a very long word, but its easy to 'correct' in CSS;
- top menu could potentially remain visible while you are scrolling down the page? kind of 'fly' with the screen.. I am sure there is some technical word for it ;-)
Again, great theme, give it a go! I am done for next few years! My last theme served me for 6 years. Unless things will drastically change I anticipate long life for Ryu on my blog! ;-) Thank you Takashi!
Love it, professional look, looks great on every device size, lots of features
As a personal blogger I don't need a magazine theme or any theme like that.
On the other hand I don't believe all the links on blog's sides are really usefull, mots of my traffic comes from search engines, so a good SEO is (for me) more efficient than a lot of links to the archives, to the last posts, to the last comments and so on..
Ruy does that, it display only the post and do it beautifully
Best theme so far for me
simple, responsive, looks great! One of my favourite wordpress themes.
This is the best theme I have ever used. Bravo to its designer, Takashi Irie.
This is a very simple, minimal theme that accomplish the objective. Very useful
Its so far the best theme I've encountered on WordPress open source theme directory which provides best combination of fonts, font-sizes, content placement and simplicity. It focuses on the content instead of any glitter or shimmer here and there to distract the users from reading the actual content. Really like the theme. Keep up the good work :)
I love the minimalistic approach of this theme and I use it for my blog.
The only issue I have with it is that on the mobile version the menu is compacted and only the word "MENU" appears. I did some informal user testing with friends and noticed that people don't see the menu (they just don't tap it because nothing is indicating it can be tapped).
I solve the issue adding a little arrow to the "MENU" label:
<h1 class="menu-toggle"><?php _e( 'Menu ▾', 'ryu' ); ?></h1>
I don't know if this is the best way to solve this usability issue, but it is at least a quick one!
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