StartBox is a great theme framework for WordPress. It comes with an incredibly easy-to-use, modular settings page. For users, this means a quick and painless setup for your website, for theme authors this means an incredible new level of control for your themes.
lightScape is another highly customizable theme that comes with 14 built in styles. lightScape can be used as business, blog or portfolio theme. It will allow you to set up static front page with featured posts slider and static page content, and you can use slider on any other template.
Footer can be part of the content area, or can be stuck at the bottom, full width. Top header is added to allow for another menu and some additional elements like search box or social network icons. Content background can be transparent or opaque, and there are few more special effects you can turn on or off.
As all the other themes, this one fully validates for both XHTML and CSS 2.1. It’s fast to load compared to similar themes from other developers and easy to customize thanks to our xScape Framework control panels.
Ex Libris was designed for writers and typophiles. Lacking fancy graphical bells and whistles, we focused our attention, instead, on making your content readable with full typographic control. Ex Libris features a unique approach to choosing the typography for your site. Rather than relying on the tired basic web fonts, we’ve embedded the gorgeous free fonts from font foundry exljbris, giving you freedom to style your site with access to full font families and unique typefaces, while maintaining a consistent visual style. We’ve also built the theme with a unique, optional home page layout (Magazine Style, pictured above), and kept an uncluttered approach to page layouts.
If you’re a writer, if you love minimalism, clean design and unique typography, Ex Libris was made for you. Literally.
An elegant, versatile and browser-safe theme with a power-packed set of options. It has 19 widget areas, one-column, two-column and three-column fixed-width formats, 10 pre-defined templates, 17 pre-defined color schemes, two customizable multi-level drop-down menus, featured posts, a magazine layout, tabbed sidebars, widgets for Twitter, Social Networks and Google Translator, translations in many languages and RTL language support. WP 3.0 Menus, Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies are integrated. A BuddyPress support pack is available on the theme page.
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.
Impress your first time visitors and blog readers with Phanatics. Perfect for image-rich contents and news site. Its flexibility will pawn your competitors. You publish the contents and Phanatics will take care of the rest.
This WordPress 3.0 based theme is a free theme that is the perfect starting point for theme developers making a new theme. It has many common features used by plugins built-in as well as a pre-made custom post type that allows you to build a site where you or your users can post links to your favorite sites, which will automatically generate a screenshot image of the website to be displayed on the page.