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  • # October 15, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Is Starkers still the best place to start a new WP theme from?
    I have been using starkers as a base to my WordPress themes for sometime now. But I was just about to start a new site when I suddenly thought, ‘Is this still the best default starting theme?’

    Are any of you out there using Starkers, and what are your thoughts on it?

    Or do you perhaps use an alternative starting theme, or even just start from a blank .php file?

    Would love to know your thoughts on this.

    Dave

    # October 16, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I’m going to have to claim naivety here, I have only heard about Starkers on this forum and I haven’t looked into it (nor really know what it is). For the few WP themes that I’ve marked up, I’ve started with a blank php file and just go piece by piece. I think I’d hate feeling restricted to a template.

    # October 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I’ve tried about 3-4 different "base" templates, and for me Starkers really is the best. Most templates just have too much to rip out to make it work for you and I don’t quite want to code it from the absolute ground up.

    What I’ve done with Starkers is created 2-3 different versions of it, like a horizontal menu, vertical menu in fixed and fluid configurations. So I just kind of pick the type of basic configuration and then I’m adding to it.

    # October 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Thanks for the replies and if anyone else has an opinion please feel free to add yours!

    # October 22, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I’ve found that I prefer the Whiteboard theme, seems the simplest to me.
    http://plainbeta.com/2008/05/20/whiteboard-a-free-wordpress-theme-framework/

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