What is my favorite WordPress framework?


Three years ago, I discovered WooThemes, and it has transformed my technical work with WordPress.

After exploring other themes and frameworks when I first started, I landed on WooThemes and found a treasure trove of tools and themes and functionality that I was looking for.

Then in February 2010, the WooThemes team released Canvas – a nearly blank theme with minimalist default styling for designing totally custom websites. That changed everything.

Since 2010, Canvas has been the framework for nearly all of my client projects.

Each of my client’s website designs are completely customized, but the technical engine is Canvas. It’s my secret behind-the-scenes tool that brings technical ease and professionalism to each of my website design projects.

Over the years, I’ve been delighted with each new version of Canvas – including adding options for full-width headers and footers, full-width homepage slideshow, and integrated header widgets. It’s the simple things that make a designer/developer happy.


What about you? Have you used WooThemes Canvas or other skeleton themes for website design? What were the benefits and problems that you faced? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below or by email at lillie [at] thebrightstudio [dot] com.

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