WordPress developers spend so much of their time thinking about site optimization. Is it fast enough? Is the layout intuitive? Are the images the right size and resolution? Is the content interesting? Accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. Theme is aware of accessibility best practices such as color contrast, keyboard navigation, and form/link focus.
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1. Twenty Fifteen
Twenty fifteen is super-clean, content-focused, and designed to bring a little more simplicity to our blogs. Its careful attention to typography, featuring the expertly designed Noto font set in elegant and harmonious margins, makes it beautiful in multiple languages around the world. It looks great on devices of all sizes, from desktop to mobile and everything in between. The theme adapts to any screen without sacrificing usability or design integrity.
A Storefront child theme designed for small WooCommerce stores / boutiques. Boutique features a simple, traditional design which you can customize using the settings available in the WordPress Customize. Developers will love it’s lean and extensible codebase making it a joy to customise and extend.
InDreams is a beautiful theme, designed especially for business websites. This theme has many customizable features that will help you showcase your company’s web presence. Creating your website with InDreams is completely easy. You just need to perform few tweaks in the theme option panel and your website will be ready to use. You can showcase all important aspects of your business here on home page.
Intergalactic is a stunning specimen for your personal blog. Bold featured images act as the backdrop to your text, giving you a high-contrast, readable theme that’s perfect for making your content pop. The one-column layout provides a distraction-free environment for reading, while the slide-out menu keeps your navigation and secondary content readily accessible.
5. Twenty Fourteen
Twenty Fourteen is a great fit for content-rich sites. It allows you to highlight specific articles on the home page, and to balance readability with a powerful use of photography – all in a layout that works on any device. This theme rewards the use of Featured Images for posts. Displayed with great visibility in both the Featured Content area and above post and pages titles in the normal layout, the images quickly grab readers’ attention.
Bosco gives your viewers the ultimate in readability. Tightly curated fonts and whit espace combine with bold image presentation for a clean and seamless reading experience, on any screen size. This doesn’t mean Bosco is stripped down or lacking in features – quite the opposite. Three full widget areas are located below the content, accessible but not stealing the focus from your message.
7. Compose WP
Starter template for your web projects, powered by Bootstrap. Use it to build a blog, a business website or an eCommerce store all fully responsive! Feature your favorite content on the customizable home page and use the entire site in full width if you like. 5 widget ready areas are available for you to show any content you like.
Kuorinka is an accessible, translation-ready theme. It supports right-to-left languages, Schema.org microdata, and all of WordPress’ built-in theme features. It’s also child theme friendly. Theme itself is a free and made for business types of site, schools and bloggers, you name it. Better CSS support for Custom Content Portfolio and Our team CSS. Remove default footer text and add some of your own text.
Simone is a responsive, accessible, high-resolution theme featuring custom header and custom link colors, large images, and easy to read typography that scales to fit all screens. Other features include keyboard accessible navigation, optional social menu, sidebar- and footer widgets, no-sidebar page template, Aside post format, and collapsible author profile box.
Storefront is the perfect theme for your next WooCommerce project. Designed and developed by WooThemes, it features a deep integration with our market leading WooCommerce plugin, several layout & color options to personalize your shop, multiple widget regions, a responsive design and much more.