In this video I take a look at some clean, horizontal WordPress themes suitable for housing a collection of artistic images that might be part of a catalogue or portfolio.
I’ve spoken before about the distinct lack of WordPress themes oriented towards artists and these themes offer an interesting solution to anyone looking for a simple blank canvas to house their artwork.
The horizontal format is usually not a practical option for content heavy websites, but for a focused series of photographs with textual inserts, these themes work well. The horizontal effect emulates something of the experience of viewing a gallery or an exhibition.
Moreover, scrolling horizontally is a lot less problematic in a world increasingly moving towards tablet devices (note the announcement of Microsoft’s Surface today) for which touch-sensitive navigation is an integral part.
The themes were developed by horizontalwp.com, they are all premium themes, but the price tag of $40 seems reasonable enough to me. Let me know what you think in the comment section below.