WordPress Starter Themes

The Default Themes

The built in themes that ship with wordpress are pretty good starting points for a custom theme. They are well documented and built to show the full functionality of wordpress itself.

Basic Clean Themes

  • A starter theme called _s, or underscores meant for hacking.
  • The slightly older Toolbox theme is clean with a little bit of structure.
  • Quark is a basic responsive custom theme.
  • Handcrafted wordpress starter theme
  • Roots with HTML5 Boilerplate, Bootstrap, Grunt, and Bower.
  • Bones is an HTML5, Mobile-First starter theme for rapid WordPress development.

Framework Specific Starter Themes


Responsive Design Overview

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Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors). A site designed with RWD adapts the layout to the viewing environment by using fluid, proportion-based grids, flexible images,and CSS3 media queries, an extension of the @media rule. – From Wikipedia

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