6. Carrington by: Crowd Favorite
Carrington is a theme platform for WordPress from Crowd Favorite. It includes the Carrington Core, a reactive templating engine that makes it easy to create different visual styles for different site areas and content and Carrington Build, an advanced drag and drop page layout system that enables full editorial control for complex pages.
7. Hybrid by: Justin Tadlock
Hybrid is a user-friendly, search-engine optimized parent theme, featuring several custom page templates and multiple widget-ready areas, allowing you to create any type of site you want.
Like WordPress, this theme is completely free and open source. You can use it for your client work or for a blog about your grandchildren. It is continuously being developed and has a community growing around it.
- Completely modular — use what features you want.
- Custom-made widgets.
- God-like image thumbnail script.
- Super-intelligent breadcrumb menu.
- And much more.
8. Ashford by: Tim Bedford
Ashford is a CMS framework that enables WordPress to build a web site as well it runs a blog. It is trusted by online pros and coders use to customize, build and grow remarkable web sites. It can build any type of site because it can build any type of page: front, landing, squeeze, slideshow or FAQ. And when you are done, no one will know that it is “just another” WordPress theme.
The Ashford CMS Framework is FREE. It is a “brilliant”, “high-quality” parent theme for a personal or small web site. It has loads of features, but not all are enabled. If your project requires: mobile, mega menus, slideshows or support—consider buying the Pro version.
9. Genesis by Studiopress
The Genesis Framework empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress. Whether you’re a novice or advanced developer, Genesis provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go.
Gantry is an amazing free WordPress theme framework by RocktTheme. Gantry framework is available for WordPress and Joomla. Gantry is highly customizable, you have to install Gantry framework and you can also use free child theme available for Gantry framework. RocketTheme is developer of premium WordPress theme there themes are developed on Gantry framework. You can buy premium themes or use some free theme from RocketTheme for Gantry framework.
- 960 Grid System
- Stunning Administrator interface
- iPhone and iPod Touch custom theme support
- XML driven and with overrides for unprecedented levels of customization
- Per-menu-item level control over any configuration parameter
- Preset any combination of configuration parameters, and save custom presets
- 65 base module positions. Easily add more!
- 36 possible layout combinations for mainbody and sidebars
- Up to 3 sidebars for a total of 4 column layouts
- Many built-in features such as font-sizer, to-top smooth slider, IE6 warning message, etc.
- Flexible grid layout system for unparalleled control over block sizes
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