A Brief Introduction
Reverie Framework is an extremely versatile HTML5 WordPress framework based on ZURB's Foundation, a powerful tool for building prototypes on any kind of devices. Reverie follows HTML5 Boilerplate standard and is hNews microformat ready. It is optimized for Search Engine while at the same time improves readability.
It is extremely easy to create your blog, CMS, brochure and any other kind of sites with Reverie. You can see some samples on ZURB and how they make these prototypes. Did I just mention Reverie works well with bbPress 2.0 and BuddyPress 1.5?
Links of Reverie
- Homepage: http://theakiba.com/reverie
Learn more about Foundation
- Homepage: http://foundation.zurb.com
- Documentation: http://foundation.zurb.com/docs
- GitHub: https://github.com/zurb/foundation
Derivatives of Reverie
There are contributors, developers who loves Reverie and created other versions. If you are one of them, send me a link.
- Leonard Bogdonoff: ZURB introduced a standalone solution of Foundation 4 Sass (under Using Sass Standalone heading). Leonard has a beautiful solution.
What are the Features?
Reverie Framework inherits all the cool features from Foundation, and packs with several other interesting features to optimize the experience for WordPress and HTML5. Including customized output for WordPress menus and caption. You can view the features list by scrolling down.
Reverie utilizes Foundation's grid to implement layouts. It is quite easy to start building your own layouts (like this page). You can read Foundation's documentation for how to implement these cool features.
- Sass compatible.
- Mobile first.
- HTML5 Boilerplate standard and is hNews microformat ready.
- SEO friendly.
- Basic CSS included, you can also use it as a finished theme.
- Foundation files are separate (for vanilla CSS version), you can update Foundation without any problems. Of course, is is always a good idea to have some backups.
- Clean image HTML output for TinyMCE, only class and alt are returned. Post title will be automatically used for alt.
- Post formats support.
- Pagination for Foundation
- Custom Background Image and Color support
- Custom menu output for ZURB's top bar.
- Custom caption output for HTML5 figure and figcaption tags.
- Custom filter for images, will automatically wrap images with figure tag.
- Two Widget: sidebar and footer.
- Two menus: top navigation menu and footer information menu.
- bbPress.php included, compatible with bbPress 2.
- Several custom page templates are included in the package.
What about Mobile Devices?
Positive. With the power of Foundation, Reverie uses media query to adjust for all kinds of devices, including phones, tablets and computers. Reverie is also optimized for iPhone and iPad. Icons and loading images will be display when you save your website as a Home Screen app (example in the above image). Add this page to Home Screen on any iOS devices to see what I mean.
TheAkiba (Previously on ThemeFortress)
Reverie is a WordPress framework created by TheAkiba, my personal blog focus Japanese Anime and Games, instead of WordPress theme design. The old ThemeFortress website was no longer maintained and Reverie was now on TheAkiba, my other personal site.
Please note Reverie Framework is under MIT License, the same as Foundation.