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Responsive WordPress themes are a huge trend in 2012 and very much the future of web design. Responsive designs allow your site to display perfectly across a range of devices, from laptops, to ipads, iphones and other mobile devices.
Many designers are redesigning their portfolios to be responsive, and as the design-savvy it is our responsibility to keep ahead of trends and make our sites accessible and usable.
The difficulty is that responsive sites can be tricky to develop. The designer/developer must develop a range of designs at different resolutions, and then coordinate the final site to shift seamlessly between these varying designs.
Luckily, if you’re not a coding ninja there are a growing number of responsive WordPress themes available. If you run your own blog or want to launch a responsive portfolio then there are a fantastic range of designs to choose from. Today I’ve compiled some of the absolute best responsive WordPress themes to help make your life easier!
Elegance. Flexibility. Awesomeness. These are the words that instantly come to mind when trying describe this amazing WordPress theme. This is the theme that’s going to get you or your client’s site up and running in no time. With all of the possible combinations of layout options, you’re sure to end up with a unique, elegant website that you can be proud of. Nothing has been held back with this one. It has all the professional touches you’d require in a WordPress theme along all the personal ones, as well – I’ve even named this theme after the mountain I grew up shredding as a kid in Alaska. It’s professional. It’s personal It’s the best. This is Alyeska.
Reaction is the second of my “Super Skeleton” themes, which feature an incredibly powerful responsive framework, capable of doing layout gymnastics without the need for you to think hard about it. Add your content the way you normally would to a kick-ass WordPress theme, the theme will do the rest for you.
Reaction is more than a WordPress theme, it’s a comprehensive HTML5 framework and it includes a full templating system as well; A collection of several incredibly powerful scripts and CSS structures that’s been tied together into a kit that’s perfect as a jumping off point of your next project.
SuperSkeleton is more than a WordPress theme, it’s a comprehensive HTML5 framework and it includes a full templating system as well; A collection of several incredibly powerful scripts and CSS structures that’s been tied together into a kit that’s perfect as a jumping off point of your next project.
Oh, and the markup, it’s fully standards compliant and written in a way that’s easy to understand. No messy naming silliness… just simple, semantic class names that anyone can understand within minutes. Heck, it’s based on the popular 960.gs, so unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know this is going to be pretty simple to use.
SuperSkeleton is well organized. Take what you love, leave what you don’t, customize the rest. It’s completely in your hands – turn it into the next big thing, or just as your little personal projects, it’s up to you.
Angular is a responsive WordPress Theme (try resizing your browser), suited for users who want to showcase their work on a neat portfolio site. The Theme is built on top of the fabulous Avia Framework and comes with support for the bbPress Forum plugin, just in case you need it
It comes with a plethora of options so you can modify layout, styling, colors and fonts directly from within the backend. 28 predefined skins (which are easy to modify from your backend), font and color options as well as dynamic template builder will help you create the Website you need in no time.
Propulsion is a responsive WordPress Theme (try resizing your browser), suited for users who want to create a business, portfolio or eCommerce site. The Theme is built on top of the fabulous woocommerce shop plugin as well as the bbPress Forum plugin. It comes with a plethora of options so you can modify layout, styling, colors and fonts directly from within the backend. 3 Slideshows, 21 predefined skins (which are easy to modify from your backend), font and color options as well as dynamic template builder will help you create the Website you need in no time.
Aware is an interactive, responsive portfolio theme perfect for freelancers, web designers, photographers and videographers alike. Its user interactive interface delightfully enhances your most loved portfolio pieces. Now, you can take your portfolio with you, in your pocket.
Swagger is built on top of the all-new version 2 of the Theme Blvd framework. Use the layout builder to accomplish just about anything you could ever think of. Use the slider manager to create as many sliders as you want. Use the widget area manager to create as many widget areas and sidebars as you want. With just the right amount of theme options and flexibility, the power is all in your hands. And with a sleek, responsive HTML5 design, you’ll be sure no one will miss out on your new website built with Swagger.
Office is the ultimate WordPress theme for any corporate business. Featuring a very professional design, 7 custom post types, drag and drop homepage modules, unlimited highlight color option, optional navigation icons, 3 menu regions, an optional responsive layout…Office has everything you’ll want for your business website.
Office is a responsive theme that has been tested and looks beautifully on mobile devices like the iPad and the iPhone. You can try resizing the demo to see the responsiveness take effect. All responsive css has been added to a separate css file and you can easily toggle the responsiveness on or off.
Fully responsive design with three alternate themes.
Slate adapts to your style as well as the device it’s viewed on. Featuring a responsive design, you can scale Slate all the way down to iPhone size and still have a beautiful, full-featured site in the palm of your hand. Try out the demo!
Slate has built-in swipe support for your portfolio images, videos and more! That means your entire portfolio is now fully scalable AND swipe-able. That’s pretty rad! Using a mixture of custom styles and shortcodes, it’s really up to you how you utilize this adaptive theme!
This theme, like all Okay Themes, comes with an extensive help file and installation video. Like a boss.
Responsive layout, three different skins, filtered portfolio, jquery enhanced.
Website is a responsive theme, which means it adapts to the device on which it’s displayed.
The theme cares for your content so it looks great on all devices, but you can also decide to show part of a content on some versions only, and hide on others.
This is one of the highest quality responsive WordPress theme on the internet. I mean it.
We created Jigsaw because we wanted to create a theme that looked great and performed really well on mobile and tablet devices. To that end, we’ve built it on an extensible and flexible responsive framework, and taken care to test it on as many platforms and devices as possible. Tweaks were added and the code structured to enhance performance on iOS (both the most current and slightly older versions) and Android (2.3 and 4.0).
The result is a smooth, responsive theme that looks great whether it’s visited by an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android device, laptop or desktop. Visit our preview site and resize your browser to see it in action. Or, visit it with your smartphone or tablet to touch and swipe away! Jigsaw will automatically display your content across the full range of devices people use today—and it’ll make it beautiful and compelling. Join the internet’s multi-device revolution today!
Responser displays your work beautifully on every screen. The world went mobile, now your portfolio can too.
Portfolios are about one thing, your work. And responsive portfolios should display that work well on any screen. That’s why this theme shows your portfolio images in fullscreen and swipe-enabled on mobile and in a lightbox on desktop.
Barely Corporate is a clean WordPress theme that couldn’t be more easy to use. With a beautiful exterior and a backend that gives you ultimate versatility and freedom, Barely Corporate will have your website up and running in no time.
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Swix is an extremely customizable and flexible theme, suitable for almost any kind of website. It is responsive, so it adapts to any device from mobile to high-res computer screens.
Size Mttrs is a responsive and unique theme designed for Designers, Artists, Photographers, etc, who want to show their work from a wider view, but adapting it to any device. All your content will adapt to any screen, wide screen, laptop, tablet and smartphone.
Because ‘Size Mttrs’!
Featuring a responsive design, you can scale Radius all the way down to iPhone size and still have a beautiful, full-featured site in the palm of your hand. Try out the demo!
Radius has built-in swipe support for your portfolio images, videos and more! That means your entire portfolio is now fully sortable, scalable AND swipe-able. That’s pretty rad! Using a mixture of custom styles and shortcodes, it’s really up to you how you utilize this adaptive theme!
This theme, like all Okay Themes, comes with an extensive help file and installation video. Like a boss.
Lulu is a fully responsive, minimalist, awesome WordPress theme, with 4 custom post types, responsive flex slider, filterable portfolio/gallery, built-in contact form, and on and on. If you’re looking for a classy responsive theme, Lulu is patiently awaiting your arrival…
Instyle is a responsive HTML5 & CSS3 Portfolio theme with WordPress post format support. Instyle uses Twitter Bootstrap CSS3 / HTML5 framework for easier development.
Mercurial is a responsive WordPress theme for corporate-esque business sites. Smart, sharp and simple at the same time. There’s three homepage templates on offer and a spread of handy custom widgets & shortcodes at your disposal.
Darwin is a simple to use responsive wordpress theme, it can be used for almost any purpose: blog, bussiness, portfolio, magazine.
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