Early Theme Adopters: Syntax

Early Theme Adopters: Syntax

We release beautiful new themes every week. In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers who are using the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the first blogs to have made Syntax, a striking, minimalist theme, their own.

With large, highly readable type and striking featured images, content creators have been enjoying Syntax since its release a few weeks ago. The theme’s responsive design, which ensures that users’ content looks sharp across devices, is yet another reason for its popularity. If you’re looking for inspiration, or have been considering a theme change, here are a few examples of how it’s being used in the wild.

Purely Photography

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Navaneeth, the camera-loving blogger behind Purely Photography, writes about the craft and technique of taking great pictures. Syntax‘s default, out-of-the-box look fit the blog’s focus perfectly — all that was needed to create a beautiful site was some excellent content. The clear, high-contrast text jumps out of the screen, while the splashy featured images take Navaneeth’s points from theory to practice.

Florals for Spring

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Syntax might be a text-focused theme, but its versatile minimalism can equally work for visuals-heavy blogs. Nicole, the blogger behind Florals for Spring, is a great case in point. The theme’s crisp white background provides the perfect backdrop for her colorful photos from her travels. A custom header, styled with black-on-white handwriting, completes her site’s clean look.


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Stephen Labit has chosen Syntax to create a beautiful, inviting site where he collects his writing and photography. He opted to create a site with a static homepage, using striking images to link to his blog, as well as to pages dedicated to specific topics, like travel.

His site feels particularly fresh thanks to his clever use of the theme’s custom header option: he’s uploaded six different header images, which he then set to show randomly on his posts and pages. (To achieve the same effect, go to the Customizer‘s Header panel, and check the “Randomize uploaded headers box.”)

Stay tuned for more examples of sites using recently-added themes — and if there are any particular themes you’d like to see featured, feel free to leave us a comment.

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