This piece of news falls under the “cool news we didn’t quite get to right when it happened” category. Ben Gillbanks of Pro Theme Design (which survived Round 1 of Theme Madness and will play again next week) launched a new testing ground for their paid WordPress themes.
Instead of a demo filled with example content, potential customers can now create a site using WordPress Multisite and apply a theme they would like to test out. Then, the theme can be used in just about every which way (aside from modifying its files, of course) to give the user a solid idea of what to expect when they purchase and install it.
What about all of the extra demonstration sites cluttering up Pro Theme Design’s world wide home? They thought of that: all created sites are cleared out every 36 hours. What do you think of this method, and have you seen any other theme developers or services using it?
While you’re digging into noteworthy Pro Theme Design activity, have a look at their blog for Elemental theme users and developers called Elemental Hub.