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Excellent modern theme,
By , for WP 4.2.4

resposive and with surprisingly cool efects and ease of use.

love it! simple yet sophisticated
By , for WP 4.1

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!

Modern, Clean, Elegant
By , for WP 4.0.1

Love it, professional look, looks great on every device size, lots of features

Simple, beautiful and efficient
By , for WP 3.8

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

By , for WP 3.7.1

simple, responsive, looks great! One of my favourite wordpress themes.

Ryu is excellent
By , for WP 3.6.1

This is the best theme I have ever used. Bravo to its designer, Takashi Irie.

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Quite Simple, but useful
By , for WP 3.5.2

This is a very simple, minimal theme that accomplish the objective. Very useful

Content oriented, simple and easy to read
By , for WP 3.5.2

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 :)

Great Theme, Little Usability Issue
By , for WP 3.5.2

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!

Simple, clean and to the point
By , for WP 3.5.2

It took me a while to find what I wanted; I was glad when I stumbled upon this theme.

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