Click on image for a live demo of this theme.
A New year: 2013.
I have tested this theme with the latest browsers and although they all render it adequately, they certainly do not do it with equal accuracy and performance. For best result, I suggest Firefox, followed closely by Google Chrome. It was a welcome surprise to see Safari deliver a good and quick rendition of this theme. The centerpiece signature for this theme is the sliding (garage door) effect for the link gateways on the welcome page and the header on the main site. Unfortunately it is not compatible with previous IE versions other than the latest IE10 which will at least flip the shutter images and make a good show for the rest.
There is a fairly large download for this theme (6MB) because of the included city images and 3 PSD files to easily replace the shutters with your own theme images and logo. All changes and menu links are easily accessible from only one commented template: GLOBAL_HTML_WRAP.tpl. If you have just a basic understanding of HTML tags, it should not be difficult to change the menu links with your own. The Welcome page images, JS, and special css files are contained in a separate "/themes/CityScape/welcome_zone/" folder.
I hope you will like this theme and be able to adapt it for different projects.
Edited: 06/03/2013 - Updated the download file with a lighter version of the color palette. No more dark backgrounds and the etched text effect was replaced for sharper text.
Important installation notes:
To ensure best functionality please enable the following features on your browser and site:
Separate zones for the Welcome page and Site page.
Admin Zone-->Setup-->Configuration-->> Accessibility
You will find the fixed width and welcome/site zones elements during the Setup Wizard step 3 and 5
You can also change the Welcome zone feature by going to the Admin Zone-->Setup-->Configuration-->Site Options-->General