June 25, 2014 — By Dale Mugford

Prose: A New Mobile Theme for WPtouch

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Introducing Prose

Long-form content on WordPress websites on mobile devices just got a helping hand with Prose, our new mobile theme for WPtouch.

Prose was designed for one thing: showcasing content beautifully on mobile devices. With a focus on typography, color & and simplicity, Prose elegantly displays and organizes content for mobile device visitors, and gets out of the way as a mobile theme.

Delight Your Readers

We’ve included several reading optimizations in Prose:

  • Variable text size that allows readers to enjoy your content whether they need large type or enjoy smaller copy;
  • Hand-tuned typography options that let you personalize the look and feel of your site in more ways than ever;
  • How long is The Piece of String? 8 Minutes! Reading time indicators tell readers how long each post will take to read, encourage them to finish, and turn into a handy share bar when they reach the end of the post.

Off-Canvas Menu

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For the first time in WPtouch we’ve added an off-canvas menu to a theme. Prose’s off-canvas menu is smooth, user friendly, and works on all mobile devices.

We really wanted to include an off-canvas solution in WPtouch for quite some time, but found many of the available options out there not quite up to snuff. Either they didn’t work as smoothly as we thought they should, or they didn’t work on all the devices that WPtouch supports.

So— we wrote our own, based on a simple solution called Pushy by Christopher Yee. His solution was for left off-canvas menus specifically, and we extended it into a full-fledged jQuery plugin which works for left, right or both implementations. It also includes a fallback for mobile devices which don’t support CSS transforms.

We’ll be releasing it for free soon on our GitHub repository, but for now you can enjoy the new off-canvas menu in its full glory inside the Prose theme.

Available Today, For Everyone

Prose is a free addition available today for all WPtouch Pro customers and license types! That brings WPtouch’s theme count up to 6— including Classic, Bauhaus, Simple, CMS, Open and now Prose.

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