I have always been a fan of Theme Hybrid’s Hybrid Core theme development framework. The themes based out of this framework have one of the best designs with excellent SEO functionality. Lately, there has been a lot of interest around building HTML5-based WordPress themes so that the website is responsive across a variety of mobile devices.
Though there are tons of premium responsive themes, there are very few FREE themes that fall under the responsive category. In most cases, even if a theme happens to be absolutely free:
- it may not look good
- might have clumsy headers and narrow sidebars
- may have obscenely high page load times on both the desktop and mobile browsers
- might have very bad SEO – trust me, this sucks!
So, after experiencing the aforementioned points with most of the free responsive WordPress themes, I was in the verge of shunning the idea of looking for HTML-5 themes. But wait…there’s this AlienWP that I never noticed! AlienWP has three brilliant, responsive, fluid, SEO-friendly WordPress themes; they are FREE! Most importantly, these themes are based on the Hybrid Core framework – the SEO and speed factors are taken care of.
So, here’s the best part – all these three themes would serve a multitude of blog categories. Hatch for photoblogs, Oxygen for magazine-style blogs and Origin for the simple, straightforward blogs.
When you demo the aforementioned themes, do try it from your mobile device. I’m sure you’ll love it!