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Back in Black: Introducing Eclipse, a Free WordPress Theme

In this video I take a look at an excellent free WordPress theme called Eclipse, an example of a theme that puts dark backgrounds, colours and fonts to effective use.

With so much emphasis in the theme world on so-called “clean” and “minimal” design, and a fetish for “whitespace”, it’s all too easy to lose sight of the fact that other colour combinations can create just as effective designs.

This is an ode to black and I draw parallels with a couple of professional portfolio websites, created by professional designers, in which dark tones are put to powerful use.

Go check out the demo version of the Eclipse WordPress theme then let me know what you think about this theme and whether you have a particular preference for one colour palette over another.

Written by Will Ellington

Originally from the UK, I currently live in Osaka, Japan, where I work in higher education. I’ve been a WordPress user since 2004 and have developed numerous projects with it over the years. Wpliving is a place to share things i've learnt along the way, and to explore innovations in WordPress too.

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