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Best "base" themes for making your own? (5 posts)

  1. chadrew
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,
    What do you think are the best basic themes to build your own theme from? I am not experienced enough to create one from scratch. I am also not interested in "frameworks" like Thematic / Hybrid / whatever, because I haven't been able to figure out all those custom hooks, and it seems way to convoluted and complicated in any case.

    I've used Shape for one of my themes, and Starkers for another. Wondering if there's something better. Preferably very basic, not loaded with tons of extra functions and unneeded stuff, but standards compliant.

    I've found out about Notes Blog Core recently, any thoughts on that?

  2. Gabe Young
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It depends on whether or not you want to pay for a premium theme. I personally like Thesis and Catalyst.

  3. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So I've totally wanted to poke this one with a stick....

    http://themble.com/bones/

    (I just like the mascot)

    It's supposed to be exactly what you are looking for...... dunno if it actually is or not, but maybe check it out?

  4. chadrew
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, it definitely looks interesting. Although I see it uses CSS grids, something else I have never worked with. (Maybe it's time I learned though).

  5. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yup, I hadn't either. I have no idea if it's good or not, it was just something that came through my RSS reader a while ago I'd meant to play with

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