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  • # May 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    So I have been using starkers for a long time, but it seems dated at this point with responsive web design etc.

    Chris tweeted about using a responsive theme, but he never replied when I asked what he would suggest, so I am asking here. What are you guys using as the best started theme for WP right now?



    # May 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    It’s not responsive out of the bag but I use the HTML5 Reset WordPress Theme. It’s very light.

    # May 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Netviper,
    I think this might be the one Chris was talking about

    I use it for projects that don’t need a 100% custom theme

    # May 18, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Is responsive really worth doing? Seems like a lot of extra effort when iphones, androids and BB all display websites pretty much exactly as any browser these days.

    # May 18, 2012 at 11:36 am

    @netviper and extremely small and hard to read. Responsive designs lets the page “scale” correctly no matter the window size and still be readable.

    # May 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I usually use Starkers, but I’ve since just created my own based on Starkers and added a few things that I found I added virtually every single time.

    # May 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Twenty Eleven is responsive. You can take it a long way, if you know your way around wordpress.

    # June 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    So I still haven’t started anything responsive yet. I hate to use someone else’s theme because I find I spend way too much time trying to make small changes that would be simple on my own basic theme.

    Any other suggestions out there like starkers?

    Anyone use:

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