The WordPress theme industry is packed with highly functional themes. Talk about responsive design, custom headers, page templates and powerful theme options, it is no longer tough to find a theme that fulfill your functional requirements. However, most of the feature-packed themes tend to look plain and basic in graphic design.
With the mask idea, a theme can be transformed into an attractive design without sacrificing all the functionality inherent in the theme.
To demonstrate the concept of a theme mask, we take the Meeta theme as an example. As you see, the original design is simple. By masking it with nice images in the header, background and footer, the results can be stunning as shown in the examples below.
Original theme (before)
This gorgeous mask is perfect for sites related to the outdoors and nature. The header consists of a large image of a field at sunset, while the background and footer make the content area appear underground.
This mask features abstract design in the header and footer, combined with vector images of computers and monitors, make it an excellent choice for tech sites.
Music mask features a beautiful violin in the header. The background and footer are designed as a single sheet of musical parchment which surrounds the content area.
Art is an excellent choice for Meeta sites with topics that don’t suit more specialized masks such as Music and Kids. It features a subtle but attractive color scheme, as well as water paintings of flowers. While the mask is an obvious choice for an art related site, it could also work well with a variety of other niches and subjects.
If your site is related to animals or pets, especially exotic species, then Animal mask could be an excellent choice. The rainforest theme provides an attractive backdrop for a variety of animals, including a parrot and deer.
As the name suggests, this mask is designed to appeal to children. The mixture of children’s toys, garden fencing, crayons and a stylized blue sky makes this mask one of the most interesting in this list.
Another nature related mask for Meeta that deserves a mention. Nature mask is one of the most beautiful in this list, with sunlight peaking through trees and a woodpecker in the footer.
This mask features graphical representations of test tubes, planets and motivational images in the header, as well as a picture of a famous scientist. The subtle blue color scheme has a calming effect on Meeta, while the images make it a great choice for sites related to learning, teaching or motivation.
Gardening mask features ivy climbing a garden sign in the header, while the footer contains overgrown grass, gardening tools and fallen leaves.
Personal mask is another option for Meeta that could fit a range of site topics. The jigsaw based header is one of the most interesting designs of any mask in this list, while the jumping people add energy and excitement.