Upward – Experimental Portfolio & Blog is an original choice for showcasing artwork and illustrations with style and balance.
The Upward Theme by Strict Themes is an edgy, experimental portfolio theme focused on images. This theme boasts an unusual diagonal gallery presentation, and its aesthetic might not be for everyone. There is a quirkiness to this theme that may appeal to artists or bloggers with an eye for something different.
As a portfolio WordPress theme, the design does not have the same universal appeal that other Strict Themes themes tend to offer. Functionally, the Upward theme operates according to the traditional blogroll style of a WordPress site, but visually it incorporates some unique features. With an emphasis on images, some might find the diagonal arrangement and framing of visual elements distracts from the readability of the site, while others may find it a refreshing departure from traditional layouts.
Ultimately, Upward is best-suited for users who are looking to create a portfolio that doesn’t look like every other portfolio.
Upward – Experimental Portfolio & Blog Features
- Responsive and Mobile-Optimized Don’t leave visitors behind. All themes created by StrictThemes are fully responsive and look great on all kinds of devices and screen sizes from widescreen desktops to tiny smartphone displays.
- HiDPI Ready All themes created by StrictThemes are fully compatible with high-resolution screens such as laptops with Retina-display so your text and images will look absolutely gorgeous!
- Color Schemes The theme comes with two color schemes – Light and Dark.
- Style Customizer Tweak styles with three clicks. Unlimited colors available.
- Translation Ready The theme has been designed from the ground up with translation in mind. It comes pre-packaged with a .po file containing all of the theme’s text strings ready for translation.
- Unlimited Sidebars With individual sidebar areas for the homepage, posts, pages and portfolio projects, you can easily customize sidebars for different parts of your site. In addition, you can create your own custom sidebars. If you don’t need multiple sidebars, use the predefined sidebars.
- Search Engine Optimized Built with clean, semantic and search engine optimized HTML5 and CSS3 code, so all you need to do is add great content!
- Clean, Valid and Well-Commented PHP & JS Code Readable code is the key to quick customization. No dirty code. No bloated code.
- Valid HTML5 All themes created by Strict Themes are built with respect to W3C standards.
Upward – Experimental Portfolio & Blog Installation Process
Firstly, to install the theme you need to open this big folder ‘Theme Master.zip’ with 9MB of size. Found and open a file called ‘Theme-Files”. Inside this file you will see 2 files, theme.zip with something like 3.4MB of size in .ZIP format and theme-child .zip. As a result, you need to extract/remove/unzip the theme.zip with 3.4. All you need to do is click on this file and drag it and drop this file on your desktop area.Finally, it will unzip the theme and you will get the ready-to-install file.