Design is one important aspect of successful blogging. Most popular bloggers have their customized designs that makes their blogs attractive and promote readership. However, you need not spend huge amount of money on getting a custom design for your blog. You can find plenty of high-quality themes for free.
If you are serious about blogging, you will most likely use WorPress with your own hosting and domain. It gives you full control on your blog or website and can be customized to do almost anything. WordPress’ ever-growing popularity means that there is a huge community of developers and designers working on plugins and themes. You can find some good themes and plugins in WordPress repository.
We present to you a collection of some fantastic and useful WordPress themes that will give your blog a facelift.
Shaken Grid is perfect for a gallery/portfolio website. This WordPress theme uses the jQuery Masonry plugin which arranges elements vertically then horizontally according to a grid.
Boldy is a high-quality WordPress theme with an image slider on the homepage.
Though this WordPress theme has been designed for wedding sites or blogs, you can use it for various other blogs. All that you need is some imagination (and maybe some plugins).
Skeptical has a flexible layout. A clean layout with large images makes the blog design stand out. You can easily customize it to your own preferences.
Aparatus is a magazine theme with big title and gallery. It comes with a Mootools slideshow in the home page.
A dark magazine wordpress theme suitable for any nitche and community-based sites. You would love it if you are an Internet marketer.
Reptile is a plain and simple WordPress theme framework. The white and grey combination looks fantastic. Perfect for a no-non-sense blog or site. It comes bundled with a free child theme as well.
The Ideal Website
The Ideal Website is designed to fit Fibonacci’s Golden Section – otherwise known as the divine proportions. These measurements are said to be the most pleasing to the eye, and have been widely used for everything from judging beauty of a face, to the design of bank notes.
The Morning After
It is a clean and minimal magazine theme with lots of white space. Creative use of images makes the WordPress theme outstanding. Great pick if you want to start a newsy site or community blog.