The availability of thousands of high quality and simple WordPress themes and the fact that so many talented web designers found a way to make a living from WordPress may have changed the web deisgn industry for good. Over the years the WordPress platform have grown from being #1 in blogging into a position where it is the most used CMS system overall and further accounts for a significant portion of the most visited websites online. The battle with the two other popular open source CMS systems,Joomla and Drupal, seems to be won – at least for now. WordPress is open, extensible and simply eays to use and master. The availabilityof simple WordPress themes makes it pretty easy to find a good match for nearly any web site needs. Also recently WordPress theme developers have adopted best practice around responsive design which allow WordPress sites to be rendered nicely on any device. Responsive WordPress themes are certainly worth checking out before choosing. If you find the right on you save yourself the challenge of making your site mobile friendly. In this post I have collected my personal favourite simple WordPress themes.
Tip: You can test if a theme is responsive by changing the width of your browser window. Good responsive design will adapt the rendered page to the width.
Swagger (responsive theme)
Swagger use a layout builder giving you a lot of flexibility to model the pages as you like. You can also use the slider manager to create as many sliders as you want. Further there is a widget area manager you can use to create as many widget areas and sidebars as you want. The theme offers a a sleek, responsive HTML5 design preparing your site for any device.
Evolution (responsive theme)
Evolution is our first fully responsive design. The theme come with 4 layouts, each meant to improve your user’s experience when browsing on mobile phones and tablets. No longer will they need to zoom and scroll to view your site, as the theme’s layout will adapt to the small screen and serve your content in an intuitive way automatically. Just try reducing your browser’s window size when preview the theme to see the magic in action!
SevenWonders (responsive theme)
SevenWonders is a clean and modern business wordpress theme that Fully Responsive, which mean the layout will adapt depending on the device screen size.
Whitelight (responsive theme)
Whitelight features a clean and responsive design, customized modular homepage, portfolio functionality. Further it offers integration with WooCommerce (child theme) for e-commerce features.
MODEST – Simple WordPress Theme
Moderest is a minimal WordPress themewith beautiful typography and subtle gradients from Elegant Themes and it certainly belongs in this list of Simple WordPress themes.
Modulo (responsive theme)
This is a simple responsive WordPress theme which will match the needs of most business websites. It is a flexible, clean and modern theme with a lot of features.