A beautiful theme for WordPress
This new version of the KillerLight theme is available for free
to all WordPress users.
It has been produced by Simon from killswtch.net, a blog which was the
trigger for the creation of the original version of this dark but
The theme has been based on the Thematic theme
framework, which provides a tested and stable base on which to
build new WordPress themes. Should you choose to use KillerLight
v2, you can be assured that there are unlikely to be any major
How do I install the theme?
Once you have downloaded the ZIP file that contains the theme,
follow these instructions to install it into your
What browsers does it work in?
This theme takes advantage of CSS3 trickery to make it look
pretty. This includes things like font embedding and shadows. It
should still look ok in older browsers (IE7+, FF 3.5+, Safari 4+)
but to get the best results, you and your visitors should be using
the latest version of whatever browser you use. IE9 may not get
things entirely correct though.
If you expect the majority of your visitors to be using older
browsers e.g. IE6, then you may want to consider a different theme
with simpler styles.
I don't know what Thematic is - do I need to?
Nope. It just means that KillerLight v2 has been built on top of
something existing, designed to make new themes strong and
Can I run it alongside other Thematic-based themes and child
You shouldn't experience any problems doing this.
Where's the header animation from the original KillerLight
The first version of the KillerLight theme for WordPress, now
defunct, featured a cutting-edge animated header which brought the
page to life. Unfortunately, even very powerful computers struggled
caused a lot of confusion for people, and has been dropped - for
now. Maybe we'll see something in v3 of KillerLight?