Oliver Dale, who runs the fantastic blog WP Lift, released his first WordPress theme a week or so ago. Busby is a blogging design that was developed using the UpThemes. Oliver has released the design for free however it wouldn’t look out of place in a premium design store.
The design shows the number of RSS subscribers your blog has at the top of the page with icons linking to your RSS feed, Twitter and Facebook accounts. The home page has a featured post slider too which allows you to highlight your best articles.
Since the theme uses the UpThemes framework, it comes with a great options area. You can upload your logo, change your theme colour schemes, change the style of your fonts, change your SEO settings and much more.
With a minimal design and an easy to use theme options page, Busby is a great first release from WP Lift and a fantastic design for anyone who is launching a blog. The theme is free to download so I recommend trying it out if you are looking for a good blogging design 🙂