“Alien WP” Responsive Themes

Good Mobile Responsive WordPress Themes are scattered throughout numerous websites, and many of the better ones are on commercial sites that offer (for a price) Child Themes based upon their proprietary Frameworks. StudioPress and their Genesis Framework is a good example of this.  They are currently undergoing a rewrite of as many of their Child Themes as possible into a Mobile Responsive Format.  Other WordPress Theme developers are still producing both Responsive and Non-Responsive themes, based upon the sales statistics they get from their customer base.  I was browsing the Web looking for new free, Mobile Responsive WP Themes, and came across the Alien WP website. Galin Simeonov is the site’s developer, and he currently offers three WP Themes based upon the Hybrid Core.  They all require a minimum version of WordPress 3.3, PHP 5.2.4, and MySQL 5.0 to work properly.  Galin is designing for the future, not backwards compatibility (“more power to him”).  Here are links to his theme demos, all of which use attractive images of women for their feature illustrations ( I only found a surreal image of a young girl and her dolphin ).

Oxygen Magazine Theme

Hatch Portfolio Theme

Origin Minimal Theme

As you go through the demos, drag the right edge of your browser window from right-to-left, and watch how the Theme Layouts are restructured to fit the viewport size.  Also, use both of these Free Screen Layout Testing Tools to check each Theme’s adaptation to various mobile devices:

Matt Kersley Responsive

Screenfly

Good Luck, and I hope you like them (they are currently Free!)

  2 comments for ““Alien WP” Responsive Themes

  1. March 5, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    What is the best CSS3 framework for responsive theme design?

  2. March 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    iamAbdus,

    Please forgive my 5-day delay, in responding to your comment. I’ve been working in the mountains (herding sheep), and had to think about an appropriate reply. First of all, in my opinion there is NO BEST CSS3 FRAMEWORK for responsive theme design. They are ALL compromises, and you will get a different answer from whomever you ask. That said, statistical polls will show some more popular than others. Matter of fact, I hope others will post their particular preferences here as they see fit. The other thing that you need to consider is this: what is the Width of the Fluid Grid that you want to use? Do you want to use the popular 960 width, the 1140 width, Create Your Own, or go Gridless? There is NO BEST ANSWER. Choose an option that makes it easiest to produce The Result, that you are after.

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