Suffusion today became one of very few themes to have been downloaded officially more than 500,000 times from WordPress.org. The other themes in this category are Atahualpa, iNove, Lightword and Mystique – all themes much much older than Suffusion apart from Mystique.
A Big Thank You to all of you users!
The next release of Suffusion is going to be a “framework release”. I am going to be pulling out a lot of bits and pieces of the code into separate files which you can override in child themes very easily. Some classic examples of this are the site footer that is displayed, or how the pullouts show up for different post formats. Apart from other things this will also reduce the load on the site. Suffusion holds the distinction of being a GUI Framework with ease of code modification, but this move will make it even easier to modify the code in the theme.
Of course, Photonic should be out rather soon too. But till then, enjoy the theme!