Something interesting popped up today in the twittersphere with the release by Ian Stewart of a new free HTML5 WordPress theme called Toolbox.
Ian is one of the smart guys in the wordpress community and it must be said that having taken a quick peek under the hood of Toolbox, it really is an excellent start theme for anyone looking to get their hands dirty with HTML5 wordpress themes.
So what’s a starter theme?
A starter theme is not an all singing all dancing full featured wordpress theme with widgets, theme options etc. It’s a stripped down bare bones starting point which is more suited for a developer or designer looking for a rock solid starting point for building their own wordpress themes.
As Ian says:
Alright. Toolbox is a blank, HTML5, WordPress starter theme. Out of the box, it features:
- The latest in plain, old, semantic HTML5 markup.
- Ultra-minimal (it looks like there’s no CSS at all), fluid, em-based CSS that won’t get in your way when you’re starting a design.
- It’s free to use for commercial and public projects.
I’ll certainly be playing around with Toolbox a bit more over the next few weeks to see what how I can put it to good use.
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Also check out http://html5.mimoymima.com which is a good starting point for developing HTML5 themes for wordpress!
Looks great. I’ll be sure to give it a spin soon.
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