The WP Theme Team have been churning out new themes at a frenzied pace; the hundredth had to be a good one, and a good one it is: introduced today, Modularity Lite is a dark theme, great for photo blogging (but not only). See announcement and demo.
• Optional slideshow on blog front. [*] Displays images from your front-page posts, at 950×425 pixels. If you use the feature, make sure your images are in those dimensions, otherwise they’ll be cropped (if larger) or not show up (if smaller). Note that you needn’t concern yourself with all the images you upload and/or insert into each post: the slideshow takes the first image you upload from your computer or insert from your Media Library via the “Add an image” button of the post editor.
• If you set featured images to your posts, they’ll show up as thumbnails on category/archive pages.
• Category/archive pages aren’t limited to the number of posts per page you set in Appearance > Reading.
• Optional “Welcome message” on blog front. [*]
• Optional header image. [**]
(If you use all those optional features, the order is: title & tagline – top navigation menu – header image – welcome message – slideshow.)
• You can change the background color or upload a background image.
• Dropdowns to child pages.
• Custom menu supported (one).
Excerpts supported in category/archive pages. [Changed]
• Two widget areas: sidebar and footer (four columns); both optional. If you activate the sidebar, it can be deactivated on any individual static page.
[*] Provided you front displays your latest posts, not a static page.
[**] The header image is 950×200 pixels. But thanks to the “Welcome message” option, you needn’t be confined to that height. You can create a a 950px wide image, upload it via Media > Add New, copy its URL, then go to Appearance > Theme Options and put the image in the “Welcome Message Content” box this way:
(Drawback: will show up on blog front only.)