The Problem: You want to start hacking away at a WordPress Theme and get your site online. You don’t want to start with a Parent Theme, or a Theme Framework. You want to make your own theme—and you want it to be ready for HTML5. Only, you don’t know where to start.
The Solution: Start your WordPress theming engines! The delightfully blank, and stripped down, Toolbox theme is here.
The Toolbox Theme: What’s In a Name?
I think the best way to introduce Toolbox is to talk a little about it’s name. Why Toolbox?
A toolbox is something you keep by your side when you’re working on a project. When you need a tool, you reach in and grab one. We hope that the Toolbox theme can work the same way when you’re renovating your own WordPress themes. Reach in to the Toolbox and copy-paste whatever you like into your own theme. It can be a big help.
And, moreover, toolboxes are for building things, right? Sometimes big things. We want you to take this theme, hack it up, and make it your own. You can use Toolbox to build your own HTML5 WordPress themes—right now—for commercial projects or publicly-released themes.
The Elevator Pitch: Why You Should Use Toolbox
Alright. Toolbox is a blank, HTML5, WordPress starter theme. Out of the box, it features:
- The latest in plain, old, semantic HTML5 markup.
- Ultra-minimal (it looks like there’s no CSS at all), fluid, em-based CSS that won’t get in your way when you’re starting a design.
- It’s free to use for commercial and public projects.
And that’s it! A short list of features is the feature.
Remember: toolboxes are for building things. Build your own HTML5 WordPress theme with this one.
Awesome Toolbox photo by skistz.