For more than a year, I've been working on a little startup called BioThemes. Last week, it finally launched and is now open to the world.
BioThemes is a premium WordPress themes company with a twist. We aren't making blog templates like lots of other theme companies already do, instead we're building mini web applications on top of WordPress. Our first release is a theme called ShowOff, it's a theme built for creatives: illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, people who want to get their portfolio online quickly and easily. It isn't just a portfolio theme, it customises and builds on WordPress functionality to turn your site into a dedicated portfolio platform. Think of it a bit like CarbonMade running on WordPress - but with more advanced functionality.
We've launched both the theme and the site itself in beta - so there's still a long way to go, but I'm really excited about where we're going.
"We" - for the record - is myself and Gilbert Pellegrom, who is my partner in crime and one of the most talented and dedicated developers who I've ever had the pleasure of working with. You might have seen some of his work before if you've ever used the (world famous!) Nivo Slider.
If you want to know more - check out the BioThemes release post on the company blog, and watch this space for a lot more exciting things coming soon. Oh, and if you want to be one of our first customers (highly recommended) then here's a discount code to make the decision an easy one: ONOBIO
I'm seriously excited about BioThemes, I've been working on it for such a long time and we've changed direction countless times. It feels good to have something out there in the open. Roll on the rest of 2011.
I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below!