Orb is a neat WordPress theme with grid style blog and portfolio. It is a 2-in1 WordPress theme as it can very well be used as a portfolio websites or a full blog website or even a combination of both. If you love the things neat and clean even when it comes to the user interfaces of Operating systems, softwares or websites then Orb is created for you. The downside is that most of the themes are trying to look like this and it is killing innovation but even then it still looks good.
Orb can be your one-stop solution for a website which looks good on desktop PCs and usable on smartphones and tablets with its responsive layout. The blog has a looks beautiful in its design as well. Theme Options can also be found in Orb, like typography customization, color customization, background, logo and favicon upload. Custom post type for portfolio and post formats for blog are included in it.
Orb – A Neat WordPress Theme for Blog & Portfolio has a reasonable price of $40 and it can be purchased on ThemeForest.
Orb has been defined as “Naturally Responsive” by its developers. Responsive means that it can respond to the devices you are using it on. Unlike fixed layout websites which can cause navigation and viewing problems on your small devices, it actually adapts to give an optimized view and navigation.
Orb is very much a blog WordPress theme as much as it is a portfolio WordPress theme. The design and layout of the blog is very clean and minimalistic which makes it easy on the eyes. Good thing is you can make different kinds of posts with post formats: Images, Galleries, Quote, Links, Standard, Audio & Video. It has a subtle but beautiful parallax background scroll.
The portfolio has the popular grid style with portfolio items shown in 4 columns. There are three variants available in it, fullwidth grid portfolio, portfolio with side margins and portfolio grid with margin among the items. All three are viewable within the demo. It also has a subtle reveal effect which reveals the faded items when scrolled down.
Theme Options is very much important because you can’t customize and configure your website without these options. Orb has colors customization and typography customization to make your website more personalized.
Orb was WordPress 3.8 compatible but WordPress 3.9 compatibility has been recently added. If sold well you may expect updates for the theme in the future. It is compatible with almost all commonly known browsers.
Other mentionable features are FontAwesome icons, jQuery contact form, settings for social media integration and Google analytics etc.
Support is available via support email firstname.lastname@example.org. In support you can have updates, ask questions about the theme and solution for your problems and get bugs fixed. Although nothing can be said about how well is the support as it is the first WP theme by this author and it is only just launched.