When a new design feature makes its way into one WordPress theme, it doesn’t take long for it to gain traction and spread like wildfire through the rest of the theme development community.
The latest WordPress theme trend that seems to be taking off right about now is expanding and contracting header menu areas (for want of a better name). This follows on from the fixed/floating header menu trend that while useful, was probably due a refresh in the fast passed world of theme development.
You can see it used in anger on many sites now including the PushUp desktop notifications service website, and if you are looking for a quality theme with this feature then the Centric Pro Genesis child theme from StudioPress.
Personally I find this animated feature a little distracting – what do you think?