Headway is a great framework that allows non-designers the chance to make an attractive looking website very easily. With a built-in Visual Editor, and a friendly and very helpful support community, Headway is shaping up to be a very tough competitor in the Framework world. Headway also has top notch search engine optimization, custom css/php options for developers, and a configuration panel that makes creating a website a snap.
RocketTheme’s Iridium is a WordPress 3.0 theme that has six style variations and a ton of widgets out of the box. It’s very graphic and great for sites that need more than a subtle look and feel.
Using an array of semi-neutral colors, this theme exhibits rich manila and art paper textures with details you could reach out and touch. It has a rich, distinguished approach displaying ripe berry accent colors and a smooth finish.
This theme is an ideal match for a wide range of website needs. It will go well with business or personal sites. It also lends itself to showing off treasured photographs, with its subtle but inviting presence. Paper is thick with widgets for all purposes and comes with two stylesheets dressed to kill, paying rapt attention to detail and aesthetics.
erin’s sketchbook is a minimal WordPress theme we built for ourselves a couple years ago. It’s designed to be a good theme for art or photography, using a black background and minimal design to draw attention to the art or photography. It was based on another theme we did before that, Simple Black which, like Simple Gray, was a minimalist blog theme based around Kubrik. Since the two were closely related, we combined them, offering a theme options page to choose which style you prefer. We also added Twitter @anywhere hovercards, WordPress 3.0 menus, installation notes, and Google’s Droid Sans web font.
eScape is business or portfolio type theme built on xScape Theme Framework. This is first theme to use new concept in xScape: creating a independent front page. Front page for eScape has slider with portfolio (or featured) posts, 3 static pages bellow and a widgetized footer. Main footer supports adding of menu or sitemap based menu.
eScape has additional portfolio template that is made to work with some lightbox plugin for displaying portfolio items (not necessary, but looks nice). And in the same time template displays the post title and meta allowing you to access full post, not only image assigned to it.
Theme has 10 color schemes, each one with 2 styles, one including background image and one without it. Image is located on the top half and blends in main background color. Without that image, theme is really lightweight and very fast.
WordPress 3.0 came out with a new default theme: Twenty Ten. The theme is compared to Kubrick an improvement, but still has mostly the same accessibility issues as its forerunner, e.g. not enough contrast in colors, few improvements for keyboard users and you get no real information about user’s location within a web page.
This is where Accessible 1.0 get’s into: a child theme for the default theme Twenty Ten to get the parent theme more accessible. You get all functionality of Twenty Ten plus accessible features of the child theme. That’s a nice deal. :)
Creating custom WordPress page layouts with Carrington Build is as simple as drag-and-drop. By adding content Modules and WordPress sidebars and widgets you’re free to create any page layout you can possible imagine.
Baby SweetTooth is a magazine-style theme styled for your baby girl. It takes inspiration from premium WordPress themes, scrapbooking, and baby girl’s clothing and decor. It’s built to share all of your thoughts and memories, pictures and videos in an easy-to-access page. If you use FeedBurner, you can add your FeedBurner ID in the theme options page and have your visitors, friends and family subscribe to updates by email. The theme options page allows you to specify which categories display on the home page, what images to use, everything that requires setting up, and the theme is smart enough to know if you haven’t set up some crucial areas, it won’t display them. Rather than forcing you to edit code just to get your site set up (which, if you’re doing a baby blog, you probably have much better things to do), we put all those variables in the back-end with easy documentation and a welcome page that lets you know when you need to set up your theme options.
In short, we took all the power and functionality of a premium theme and combined that with the appeal and design of a simple mommyblog. And made it free.