If you are a WordPress site owner, then you must have experimented with various free WordPress themes yourself. You must have come to realize that the responsive WordPress themes are surely the best ones as they provide mobile and tablet users a smooth browsing experience. A responsive theme allows the content on your website to adjust to different screen sizes and layouts in order for a user-friendly navigation.
There are several responsive WordPress themes that you could choose from that would also adapt not just to your desktop but even when you browse in your mobile devices. Some of these Responsive WordPress Themes have standout features such as full CMS control, 11 Widget Areas, Webmaster tools, 6 template layouts, 9 page templates, Search Engine Friendly, and Multilingual Ready, among others.
Today’s we have collected Best Responsive WordPress Themes for 2013 that we have gathered just for our readers.
deCente, by ThemeShift, who I recommend, is a newly released (March 2013) business/portfolio theme. It’s my favourite theme of this collection, if my opinion matters to you. The home page is the most well structured, making fine use of columns and widgets to create a professional looking, trust inspiring layout. Those widgets are going to ensure adding content to your home page is simple as pie – drag and drop all the way.
The portfolio is a flipping wonder of the earth:
If you click on a category (branding, graphic design, etc), the portfolio filters right before your eyes, without re-loading the page. You see this feature on some premium but hardly ever, if ever, on free ones. When you click on an image to bring up the related post, you can then click next or previous to cycle through the entire portfolio.
Full marks for the shortcode offering. Extra marks for including a page where not only do you set out the available shortcodes, but explain what they are and even examples of how to use them!
Overall, I’d award deCente 5 out of 5 stars for features (for a free theme). It looks great, too – very professional. It is possibly worth nothing that there is no support for the theme unless you make a purchase (starting at 39 euros for a single theme – other, more cost-effective options are available).
Attitude is by Theme Horse, a new theme shop. At the time of writing, they have only 3 themes to their name. They are however quickly gaining traction: Attitude is currently in the top 20 most popular WordPress themes by number of downloads (see the list here). So, you may be wondering, what’s so great about Attitude? Well, it’s got a big featured slider on the front page. 5 page/post layouts (left sidebar, right sidebar, no sidebar, full width and one column). A widgetized footer. Social icons. 4 widget areas. The design is clean and light. All in all, it provides a solid base on which to build. Which may be the sum of what one can ask for from a freebie.
In the demo, Andrina is imagined as a theme for a restaurant business, but there is no doubt it could serve equally well for other types of organization.
- home page slider
- 3 widget areas in footer, 2 in sidebar
- gallery with lightbox
- full width page template
- contact us page
- social media icons that spin when you mouse over them
Golden Eagle looks like another foodie business theme, but again, it doesn’t have to be. As it’s developed by the same folks, Ink Themes, Golden Eagle’s features are very similar to Andrina’s, above, so I won’t go over them again. Were you to have to choose between these two, the decision would mainly come down to looks. If it were me making the decision, I would opt for Golden Eagle, for three reasons:
- the slider has ribbon left and right buttons and feels zippier. Also, the slider navigation is clearer.
- The home page thumbnails in widget below the slider on the home page slide upwards when you mouse over them.
- I prefer the color scheme and social media icons.