Fashion

Oblique

Screenshot of Oblique Free WordPress Theme

The Oblique WordPress theme is a masonry-based theme targeting fashion bloggers, but works for any creative professional that’s looking to for a bold and unique theme that’s a little different.

Layout

The asymmetrical layout isn’t for everyone, but definitely leaves a lasting impression. The parallax header image is striking at first, but feels gimmicky viewing it on every page (it would have been nice if it was the post/page featured image instead).

The masonry layout is a nice touch to the indexes, and archive pages, and ensures that it looks good on all screen sizes. Two templates are included, single and page.

Typography

Typography was definitely a focus for Theme Isle, establishing great lines, and hierarchy giving a clear separation of content. Google Fonts comes pre-bundled, allowing you to customize it further without any additional plugins.

Oblique WordPress Theme Typography

Conclusion

Oblique is simple WordPress theme that provides a different layout for bloggers that aren’t afraid to take a chance, but is missing some of the tried and tested layout tools readers expect.

Pros

  • Slick menu transitions.
  • Good typographic hierarchy is complemented by an integrated Google Fonts library.
  • Fast! GT Metrix times page load speed at 2.0 seconds.
  • Masonry layout gives a premium feel to this free WordPress theme.

Cons

  • Fixed header.
  • Contains a few minor bugs (e.g. when modal is dismissed in Safari, parallax scrolling broke).
  • Animations feel sluggish.
  • No sidebar options leave something to be desired.

Editor Rating:

Price:

FREE

Developer:

Theme Isle

166

3 User Reviews

  • Kate 4 years ago
    3.75/5
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    Love this theme, but it isn’t very flexible.

  • John 4 years ago
    4/5
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    Nice theme.

  • Ahmed 4 years ago
    2.75/5
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    It’s okay, not a lot of use but I see why it’s popular.

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