This theme is a perfect starting point for the budding wordpress theme creator looking to learn something, or the developer that's themeing a blog from scratch for the first time.
I've had questions twice and received a response in a VERY prompt and professional matter from the author.
I will be using this theme a lot. Thanks so much!
This is what I've made with this theme: http://blog.cell3studio.com
This is exactly what I was looking for being a designer and developer who takes great pride in clean code, doing everything from scratch, and not piggybacking off someone else's work.
This theme takes care of all the stuff you have to do to get the foundation of ANY theme, plus it adds all the html 5 stuff to stay modern. This allows me to not have to strip out crappy code. I simply add my OWN crappy code and have no one to blame but myself :)
Great theme guys!
As a starting webdeveloper this theme was very helpfull in finding my way in wordpress. Very clean code. A template wich I do not nead to break down before editing my own code.
A disadvantage in this theme is that the php-code is not lined out in a propper programming way.
I started using blankslate because the standard themes were to heavy and I wanted something easy to edit.
Blankslate is very easy to adapt and my only problem with the theme is that it uses tags like <article>, <figure> or <figcaption> in the functions.php file. With newer versions firefox and ie this is fine but with older versions of ie this really messes up the display. It effects people who use ie 8.0 and under which is about 12% for me, enough to want to change it.
It took a while to find the problems but I changed the tags back to the standard <div> tags and every thing works fine.
Also in the comments.php file I had to change id="respond" to class"respond" because as most people know you can't have more than one id with the same name in an HTML file.
Overall I am very pleased with the theme and credit and link to the Tidy Themes website on my site.
Exactly what I needed. A genuinely blank theme. Everything is intuitively organized and ready to start building on top of. I had my templates ported in with minimal work.
I just wanted to take a moment to say a huge THANK YOU for the theme BlankSlate. I am a web designer, and like using WP since it has the website framework already in place allowing me to focus designing rather than development. But since I am not very PHP literate, I'm not confident about building my own theme from scratch. Yet all the theme frameworks out there have so much CSS that gets in the way, which is frustrating. And then I found BlankSlate...
BlankSlate allows me to create my own design (without any previously added CSS) adding my code directly into the stylesheet (without having to build the WP php files). I have used it to design sites for 3 different clients now, and I am so happy with it. And TidyThemes support is wonderful. Every web designer building sites with WP should use BlankSlate!
I plan to continue to use this excellent tool... and maybe I'll even use it to design a theme to publish in WP theme directory! Thanks for the great job you do, for perfect freedom for commercial use, and for continuing to develop and improve this already great theme. I love the TidyThemes concept; please don't change that!
Again, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! :)
Comments need help. It looks like there are multiple div id's "respond" in comments. As well as in the functions.php when awaiting moderation the tabs render in the html as "\t\t\t\t\t"
It is nice to have a blank slate but it is frustrating to have random weirdness popping up while working with the theme.
can i remove the part "Theme By: TidyThemes"
This theme is just what I have been looking for to base my developments on. I have previously used child themes but no matter how simple they are I have found their CSS getting in the way and having to put unnecessary specificity into my CSS because it was done that way in the parent.
I dislike the standard themes where some modifications can be done in administration, some using hooks but some still need the code to be duplicated. I prefer knowing that all the changes are in a simple set of code in one place.