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Twenty Twelve


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4.6 out of 5 stars
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Don't have anything to compare it to, but nice
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I tried this theme before and quite simple to manage. It is simple and easy for beginner to learn how to manage their blog setting.

Don't have anything to compare it to, but nice
By , for WP 3.5.1

I do like the responsive theme and how it displays on smart-phones. I also like the ease at which you can create child themes as I have done http://skeeterZ71.com

Haven't use any other version, so not able to offer a comparison.

Best for beginner.
By , for WP 3.5

I tried this theme before and quite simple to manage. It is simple and easy for beginner to learn how to manage their blog setting.
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Stop hunting for the perfect theme. Make a child!
By , for WP 3.5.1

Pros: This clean responsive theme is an excellent basis for your own child theme. Most of what you need is here.

Cons: Wish it had a 3-column blog layout option (currently 2-column).

Minimalistic, a good base theme
By , for WP 3.5.1

I am building a number of websites on this currently. It lends itself to easy coding, though the IE8 issue raises its head for me too.
CSS I add, works fine in Chrome and IE9+ but in IE8 looks pretty ugly.

However, I really like this theme!

Light, responsive, using as a small framework to build sites
By , for WP 3.5

It's also very minimalistic which has some effects on features, but I'm adding them back within child theme.

Useful starting point for some prjects
By , for WP 3.4.2

More minimalist than Twenty Eleven. Good starting point....

Almost Average
By , for WP 3.4.2

I loved the simplicity of the design, but the color choice hurts my eyes. It's too white. I wish that it had a place to change the colors. Otherwise, I think it's perfect.

I will second the impact of lack of support for Legacy IE in Twenty Twelve theme
By , for WP 3.4.2

I second the issues with the IE Browser support. I don't agree with the previous poster below that this is now fixed. {Or may be it is fixed for IE 8 and ot for IE7).

A lot of people accessing my site from 'managed cloud' or 'corporate desktop' are on Windows Server 2003 clients - which only supports Internet Explorer 7.
I wish it would gracefully downgrade the user experience for these people (rather than render the mobile theme).

The serious problem with the Mobile theme on a desktop IE 7 is the lack of up and down scroll functionality!!!

Solid reboot and excellent base for future child themes
By , for WP 3.4.2

Twenty Ten was great in its simplicity. Twenty Eleven was somewhat cluttered and filled with extraneous bulk. Twenty Twelve has gone back to the minimalist roots of Twenty Ten and taken things a step further by simplifying and de-complicating everything. Because of this it is a great parent for child themes. But that's not all. The extremely well documented theme files also make the theme an excellent starting point for people wanting to learn more about how to build themes and it sets a new benchmark for simplicity and minimalism where coding is concerned.

The one major drawback of the theme is the lack of support for IE8. Though this looks to be fixed in the next version, the real problem here is the reasoning behind the decision to not make it IE8 compliant. This was not a case of lessening the quality of the theme, but rather one of jumping ahead of the curb and leaving those cursed with IE8 in the wake. It is unnecessary and sets a bad precedent. Whether politically motivated or just the result of an oversight I hope that future theme releases will take a less extremist route. But like I said, this is a small hitch that looks to have been resolved.

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