Most Important Theme Feature Of 2012? is hosting a poll right now that asks, What Has Been The Most Important WP Theme Feature In 2012? Out of the choices listed, I voted for Responsive Design because of the prolific usage of Tablets and smartphones versus the traditional desktop computer. On that note, I think it was a very wise choice to have the new default theme in WordPress 3.5 have a responsive design by default. After you place your vote, feel free to come on back in the comments section and explain why you voted for that choice.


3 responses to “Most Important Theme Feature Of 2012?”

  1. I’m not seeing a poll, but I would definitely vote for responsive themes.

    I’m a club member over at WooThemes, and I won’t even bother looking at the themes that are not responsive, and pretty much stick to the Canvas theme.

    Not knowing how your website is to be viewed is a real problem these days, it was so much easier when I started out and everybody was on a 640×480 screen.

  2. Oooh, this was hard. I too voted for responsive design, BUT, I think that responsive design is being pushed a little too heavily in my opinion and people are seeing it as the “next big thing” without considering whether they actually need it.

    I actually think that most of the options on the poll are bad traits – I think theme developers are running away from good design in search of feature-enrichment, which is something that should be handled by plugins (not least because that functionality is lost when the user changes themes). Top of the culprits in that list for me is the SEO-ification of themes. Developers should just use wp_title() and leave the rest up to a dedicated SEO plugin like WordPress SEO.


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