HTML5 is the new standard in web coding. Combined with WordPress, it gives you a super responsive clean code to work with. This post features some of the most highly recommended HTML5 WordPress themes to build your sites on in 2013:
1. Avada Responsive Multi Purpose Theme
Avada is a super flexible and responsive WordPress theme built on HTML5 and CSS3. It packs a super punch that will have both you and your users loving it! For you it has a powerful admin panel with many built in features and for your users it offers 100% responsiveness so it looks good at any size, as well as a completely retina ready display right out of the box. You won’t be stuck with one type of header, either; this comes with five so you can customize with your logo, secondary menus, or even social icons if you so desire. Check out all of the other amazing features – there are way too many to list!
2. SmartStart WP Responsive HTML5 Theme
Built on the most up to date HTML5 & CSS3 standards, SmartStart is simple to set up and use. Don’t let its simplicity fool you however, this theme comes with excellent customization and functionality. For instance, there are many custom items, such as: shortcodes with a shortcode generator, a slider manager, post types & widgets. Since it is built on HTML5, it comes with native audio and video support, and even has a Smart Start Slider with swipe gesture support!
3. SCRN Responsible Single Page Portfolio
Sometimes less is more. With the SCRN theme, that is exactly what you get. This single page design theme is perfect for your business, restaurant, or gallery showcase page. It is fully responsive so is made to look great across all devices and at all sizes. The theme comes with a ton of shortcodes as well as variants to these, so you can easily add in slideshows, social items, quotes, pricing tables, and more. Note that although this is a single page design, it also does have a blog option for convenience.
4. Viroshop Modern Responsive WooCommerce Theme
Do you need a theme that is perfect for either your or your client’s eCommerce site? Viroshop is the theme for you. It is a WooCommerce theme so you know it is based on solid coding, and comes with free support – they care as much about your site’s success as you and will go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable time building an ultimately successful site.
5. Alyeska Responsive WordPress Theme
Do you need to get your or your client’s website up and running easily and efficiently? Do you want an elegantly styled site that has so many layout options and convenient customizations that it will not only be beautiful but uniquely yours? Look no further than Alyeska. The theme is named after a mountain in Alaska and lives up to its name – beautiful and majestic. It doesn’t only look professional; it is backed by professional service as well – there are plenty of videos available to walk you through the steps of setting up your new site.
6. Beta – HTML5 Responsive Theme With Built-in Email Newsletter
Beta is a fully functional and responsive HTML5 WordPress theme that will take your business to the next level with style and ease. It comes packed with many features for your convenience, such as: a team member page template, social integration including sharing functions, a Facebook landing page, and a built in contact page complete with Captcha. The theme is fully supported so you will be covered when you need help.
7. Salutation WordPress BuddyPress Theme
Do you need a fully functional community site? If you are not familiar with BuddyPress, it is a premium social network WordPress plugin that will give you just that. Your site will allow users to communicate through forums, private messaging, status updates and much more. When built with Salutation, they will be doing it on a beautifully designed site. Your site will stand out and your users will keep coming back – which of course is exactly what you want!
8. Mingle Multi Purpose WordPress Theme
Mingle is an advanced WordPress theme that is also BuddyPress ready. It is adaptive and highly intuitive and features a drag and drop layout manager so you can individually customize each page and post to your liking. There is a contact form builder as well, so you can add in newsletter and email collection on the fly. The sidebar generator is going to be a quick favorite, as you can create any number and easily add them where you like with shortcodes.
9. Sideways Portfolio Website WordPress Theme
Sideways offers many options for the portfolio site enthusiast. You can choose either horizontal or grid style layouts and have a full screen image showcased that is dynamic to the size of the screen. User reviews say it all, such as that it has taken their brand further, it is brilliant, it is easy to install and modify and comes with amazing documentation, and much, much more. And of course, it features cross browser fully compatible HTML5 coding.
10. Linguini Restaurant Responsive WordPress Theme
If you or your client needs a template for a bar, restaurant, winery, or any type of food based business, Linguini is the perfect theme for you! Not only is there a perfect way to showcase your menu items through pictures, you don’t have to worry about them looking skewed as the theme is fully responsive and looks great at any size and resolution. You can also add in your menus easily and in many varieties whether you need food, bar, or wines.
Headway isn’t exactly a theme, per se, but is a theme builder. With its drag and drop features you can customize your site to exactly what you require and change it as needed, so it will always be completely unique to you. Not only is any layout you can possibly imagine available to you, you can customize pretty much any element within it, such as box shadows, rounded corners, and more. You never have to worry about keeping up with the latest coding either, like mobile capabilities and HTML5, Headway takes care of it all!
12. Office Responsive Business Theme
For corporate businesses, you cannot go wrong with Office Responsive Business Theme. It has a superior professional design that offers the admin drag and drop functions for the home page modules, 7 custom post types (HP Slider, HP Highlights, Testimonials, Staff, Portfolio, Services and FAQ’s), 3 menu regions, and a responsive layout that is optional to use, but makes the site look great across all browsers and even on devices like iPads.