As I’ve noted in recent posts I find it ironic (but not in a bad way) that WordPress is often lauded for its capabilities as a CMS above and beyond how well it performs as a blogging platform. While I love the fact that WordPress IS a powerful and versatile CMS, I first fell in love with it as a blogging platform and have a soft spot for themes that stick to that premise.
One such theme in 2012 is Rewrite. Rewrite is a fully responsive WordPress theme with minimal design and (in my humble opinion) an absolutely gorgeous layout best suited for blogging.
My favorite thing about this theme is it’s elegant design. The structure of each blog post is easy to read, attractive, and while providing the typical information like author/tags/comments/categories/etc, it does something very important. It gets out of the way. This theme is a content generators dream. It wraps whatever you write or display in clean, minimal design that’s a real pleasure to consume. And because it’s a responsive design that means your blog looks great on any screen size; especially since this theme has swipe support for your images and video sliders.
There are a number of other features that sweeten the deal, including: fully scalable galleries, fully scalable embedded video, twitter and flickr widgets, drop down menus on all sizes, a custom archive page, beautiful typography, a shortcode manager, social media icons, and a contact form.
You can pick up the Rewrite theme for a cool $40 in the Themeforest Marketplace.