Responsive design is the latest trend in web design and development circles in response to the changing ways people access and use the web. In particular the growing popularity of interfacing with the web on mobile devices. In this so called ‘Post PC world’, people are using the desktop computer less and increasingly using all manner of mobile and multipurpose devices to visit their favourite websites. Everything from iPhones, smartphones, iPads and tablets, mobile phones, video game consoles, TVs, netbooks, Kindles and other e-readers are used to access the web.
To cater for the endless number of new devices and resolutions being used to access the web, responsive WordPress themes are being designed with responsive layout systems that adjusts automatically according to the screen size, resolution and device on which it is being viewed. This means the website should look great whatever the screen size and device the visitor uses, without the need for separate mobile themes, plugins or stylesheets.
Many WordPress theme developers are seeing the importance of responsive design and there are a growing number of responsive WordPress themes becoming available. We profile 15 of the best responsive premium WordPress themes below.
Responsive WordPress Theme
Response Theme is a versatile, multipurpose premium WordPress theme which is fully responsive and retina optimized. The minimally designed WordPress theme from Organic Themes is extremely versatile and could be used for any type of website including business sites, portfolios, ecommerce stores or a blog. It includes a heap of great features but still has an easily understood code base making it ideal for beginners as well as designers and developers to work from. The theme is compatible with the Gravity Forms plugin and the WooCommerce plugin so you can easily start selling products from your website. The homepage has a full width featured slider capable of displaying full width background images, patterns and colours. It supports post formats for displaying blog posts in various formats, and a portfolio template and slideshow template. The Options Framework includes options for changing colours, site width, social media options and more. The theme also has shortcodes for easily displaying beautiful buttons, icons, tabs, headlines, toggles, modal boxes, galleries and much more within any page or post. Response is optimized for retina displays and is also has a fully responsive design so will automatically adjust and fit all mobile devices perfectly.
A really stylish minimal WordPress premium theme from Themify. The theme has beautiful typography, good white space balance, and minimal graphics. The design is completely fluid and responsive, meaning the layout automatically adapts based on the user’s viewport. It works on all desktop and most mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. Other features include list view or multiple grid view layouts, WordPress post formats support, 11 colour skins, comprehensive options panel and more.
Fluid & Responsive Design
A responsive premium WordPress theme from Themify. The colourful and trendy theme has a post notes like design with an auto stacked layout that automatically adjusts and restacks according to the browser window size. It support WordPress Post Formats, and you can choose a colour scheme to reflect the mood of each individual post. It also has 7 theme skins, list view and multiple grid layouts, theme options panel and much more.
A unique premium WordPress theme from Organized Themes designed for fashion sites, restaurants, cafes or other business websites. The stylish theme features full image backgrounds which can be customised to be a slideshow (with 7 transition effects), a specific image, or a random image with every page load. Other features include optional staff, menu and services section, responsive design, colour style editor and easy to use theme options.
A responsive portfolio WordPress theme from Theme Trust. The premium theme has a clean, minimal style, and the responsive design means it automatically adjusts to look great no matter what the device or screen size it is viewed on. The theme also features an Ajax powered portfolio, masonry or grid layout for portfolio thumbnails, Google fonts integration, shortcodes, custom options panel and more.
A stylish premium WordPress theme from Themify with a responsive layout that could be used for a variety of purposes including a portfolio, blog or a static website. The theme has a responsive design, which means it’s completely fluid and adaptive to the browsers viewpoint. It doesn’t matter what device or resolution the visitor is using the theme will automatically resize and flow with the viewpoint. It works on most desktop browsers, and mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry. Other features include 6 colour schemes, post / page layout options, advanced theme options panel and more.
A clean and simple premium WordPress business / portfolio theme from The Theme Foundry. The theme has a minimalist design, with a fluid and responsive grid layout that allows for easy viewing on mobile devices and tablets. Other features include custom topography, custom background (hides automatically on small screens), projects portfolio template, easy to use theme options panel and more.
An ecommerce WordPress theme with a responsive design from Tokokoo designed for online stores to sell sports equipment or any other products. The theme has a responsive layout for desktop, tablet, and smart phone views. Other features include a product slider on the homepage, 6 colour schemes, Facebook fan page integration, theme options panel and a range of other ecommerce features.
A business WordPress theme from Colorlabs with a responsive design. The responsive layout means the website will look good no matter what the device or screen size is used to view the website. The theme also features portfolio post type and portfolio page template, image slider and photo gallery, custom widgets and more.
A modern premium WordPress theme from Colorlabs for online magazine, news portal or personal web sites. The theme has a responsive design meaning it automatically adjusts to suit the device or screen size on which it’s being viewed.
A versatile premium WordPress theme from Themify with a fluid, responsive layout and funky, arty design. The theme works in all modern browsers and mobile devices (iPhone, Blackberry, Android, etc.) with the fluid layout automatically adjusting according to the width of the display resolution. The theme is also extremely customisable with 21 different layout possibilities (3 sidebar x 7 layouts) and options to set default layouts for home, categories, posts, and pages. Other features include 14 different colourful skins, customisable featured slider, comprehensive theme options panel and more.
A unique Tumblr style premium WordPress theme from The Theme Foundry. The theme allows you to post articles, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from the dashboard and has a fluid, responsive layout that works great on the iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices with swiping. Other features includes built in keyboard scrolling, WP 3.0+ support for custom menus, logo, backgrounds etc, and handcraft social icons. It also comes in a Tumblr version.
A premium WordPress business theme from Themify designed with great attention to detail. The theme includes 9 colour schemes, backend options panel, and options for you to customize the default layout for index, posts, and static pages. The unique homepage design has a customizable slider, highlighted services/products, call-to-action text, and optional widgets. The theme also offers custom WordPress post formats allowing you to associate a post type to each post such as: image, video, gallery, quote, etc.
A minimal Tumblr like premium theme for WordPress from Themify. The theme support the new WordPress 3.1+ post formats for videos images, galleries etc. Other features include 3 layout options, 10 colour schemes, theme setting option panel and a liquid layout that works with all browsers, resolutions and devices.
A micro blog style premium WordPress theme from Themify that makes your WordPress site look and feel a Tumblr blog. The theme offers 9 different post types for various multimedia elements (notes, video, image, gallery, quote, audio, links etc), 3 different column layouts, 15 post colour schemes, 7 theme skins and more.
The Best Responsive WordPress Themes – large gallery with all the best premium responsive WordPress themes