Yes Atahualpa 4 will be fully responsive, and modular.
I am working on the last few things. I refactored everything once again to make it very WP compliant, lighter, easier to understand and modular.
- I threw away a new feature where you could build layouts with shortcodes, as a middle ground between "point and click" and "child themes". Similar to what Montezuma has, but with shortcodes instead of pseudo PHP code. However these "middle layers" apparently do not provide enough value while necessarily making the theme structure unorthodox and thus surpsrising (and annoying) for more experienced users who want to look under the hood and perhaps make a child theme.
- Yesterday I threw away the OOP oriented "options engine" I had made. Like all other existing option frameworks it grew big and complicated, while still not being able to cover every theme option page layout need. The new options engine is just 1 file of 10 kbyte. It is still OOP and still uses the WP Settings API
and validation but without some of the unnecessary functions that WP provides, which do nothing more than spitting out the options in a linear fashion.
- The theme option pages will be relatively small. All visual things can be controlled through the Live Customizer.
The theme itself is just 1 Megabyte and a bit over 100 files.
It has over 20 accompying plugins that add functionality. The plugins won't be free
(but the theme itself still won't be crippled, it has Masonry Layout, Slideshows for galleries etc.).
The plugins are
- Live Customizer
- Revolution Slider
- Siteorigin Page Builder Extension (adds image, parallax, video background etc...)
- Google Fonts (complete set, all subsets and variants, auto-updates itself)
- Upload Fonts
- Upload custom Icon Font (also has 3 integrated icon fonts)
- Pricing Tables
- Woocommerce Integration
- bbpress Integration
- Portfolio Custom Post Type
and a dozen others.
The WooCommerce and bbpress "Intergration" plugins carry the theme's custom page templates and necessary CSS and functions for those big plugins. So if someone doesn't want a shop or forum he just doesn't install those integration plugins and keeps having a lightweight theme. This is usually not the case with other "Woo/bbpress ready" themes.
For shortcodes I've made it play well with Shortcodes Ultimate. Any custom shortcodes I might add would be available through the Shortcodes Ultimate user interface.