A brand new Evolutive Engine
Evolutive, our core template engine, it’s now more than one year old and since it’s first release a lot of upgrades and bug fixes have been developed and included. We’re now about to release 2.6 and we’re quite excited to announce that this will be the most relevant upgrade since the release of 2.0.
Almost all theme dynamics have been rewritten with a completely new approach making E2 once again, technically speaking, the most advanced portfolio theme available today. Since it’s very first release our work has been focused in providing a smart, dynamic and flexible canvas to showcase your awesomeness with ease and class. Doing this without a direct connection with our customers couldn’t be possible and we’re extremely proud of our one-to-one connection with almost each of them. User’s feedbacks, suggestions, and feature request have always been at the top of our task list and we consider them vital for our development. We are actually building the product you want.
With 2.6 your Evolutive experience will be easier, faster and more powerful with the new dynamics structure, and a huge plus since E2 now supports Child Themes.
What is a Child Theme? basically those themes are E2 special tweaks in terms of layout and since they stand on top of it, they keep full LTE capabilities (the Live Theme Editor that you can try out in our Live Demo as well).
A burst of new Child Themes designs are about to be released. The first one will be Evolutive Horizons (codename: e2-horizons): a completely new, kickass, amazing, horizontal navigation theme 100% customizable with LTE.
Can you imagine what we can create with this? For now, this theme seems great for small magazines, horizontal portfolios where the descriptions an text plays a significant role.
With 2.6 we’ve also added a new lighbox view mode for galleries, basically you can choose to directly link your galleries from the grid with a smooth lightbox effect. Check the live example on our revamped demo (look for the Gallery Lighbox post).
If you’re an Evolutive customer you’ll find Horizons (beta) and a two lines setup guide in your Versioning Board right now. Child themes as Horizons will also support Presets with a new constantly growing designs pool free for you.
Very big news are coming from September so, if you’re planning to become a Superthemes customer, you shall accelerate your choice as our early customers will receive significant pluses and advantages – in exchange of the trust they gave us.