Good Wordpress theme are hard to find now that the market it deluged with sponsored-link bearing crap. A search for “wordpress themes” in Google brings up advertisements to the max, most of which seem to be created by color-blind SEOs looking to get link-love and a buck with Google. Still, there are truly great new themes being made, you just have to be able to separate them from the noise.
Theme #1) Andreas 1.12
It looks like Wordpress’ default theme should have. Simple, with three columns, nice blue colors, and big text. It’s also got the Kubrick inspired top header image for your customization or monetization delight.
Theme #2) Presscut 1.0
The thing that got me about this one is the brilliant use the left and right column whitespace to put up a patterned background / extra-wide border.
Theme #3) Iceburgg
Iceburgg, dogg. The one thing that can be said about this cute, blue, cold, colorful theme is that it suits–and only suits–a winter season. If you were to use this as your general theme, you should probably customize and genericize all the graphics to taste.
Theme #4) Gridlock 1.4
The only thing I don’t like about gridlock is the large, grey right hand column, which seems out of place with the rest of the theme. Overall it has a very magazine-style text-based approach that works well.
Theme #5) Deep Red
Unique, this theme is thick. It’s got Web 2.0 written all over it, with big regions of text and color. The innovation is in the massive right-sidebar and header which wrap the content with text, rather than widgets or images.
Theme #6) Beautiful Day
Yep it’s the same theme directory again, but this one gets a nod for its well-done colorspace and menu bar. The image overlay hovers are beautiful, and the blue colors make it look as good as Windows Aero.
Theme #7) Dark Theme
Bartelme, again, shows us how it’s done. I thought I’d end this list with BIG BANG, and here it is. This is the theme that powered his site until he recently redesigned it into a sleeker, sharper look. If you like wide, you can’t get wider than this. And, it’s professional–this guy’s a web designer by trade!
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