“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”
—Dr. Emmett Brown
The streets of the future probably won’t be filled with flying cars and hover boards but the Web will be filled with more semantic content thanks to new markup elements introduced in HTML5. Today’s new theme will let you take advantage of that future right now, right here, on WordPress.com. It’s called Toolbox.
Much like the Sandbox theme, Toolbox provides all the markup you need to build your very own theme with CSS alone–with one difference. Toolbox uses some really exciting new HTML5 elements–like <article>, <header>, and <nav>–that better describe what your content is all about.
What can you do with it? Anything you want. :) Since HTML and CSS go together like peanut butter and jelly we’ve put together a small demonstration. Clicking the image below will take you to a demo site where you can see—and download!—some really cool Custom CSS working in concert with the Toolbox markup.
If you need some more inspiration, take a look at a small sample of the infinite themes styles available with Custom CSS. All you need to get started is the Custom CSS upgrade and some experience with CSS.
If you’re building a WordPress theme for a self-hosted site, you can use Toolbox too! It’s available right now in the WordPress Themes Directory.
- Dec 10, 2010 @ 4:35 pm
I would really like to know where our hover-cars are! They’d be pretty useful on my commute.
Great new theme!
Love it…as usual!
I like this one a lot. I’m always glad to see new themes available! :D
I’m gonna check this out a bit closer.
I’ll be learning this over the winter break!
Looks like some study is required – I like the flexibility though.
It’s cool. Gonna try it later.
Well done. Great addition.
I think I should start learning CSS right now and here … in a train station where I have just missed a connection. Where’s my manual?
I like how WordPress comes out with great new stuff. Keep it coming.
Great! Maybe I can finally put the CSS lessons I’ve learned to good use. :)
WordPress is the best. Works so well with my IPad
VERY cool stuff! I look forward to seeing how others use these tools!
I love my CSS upgrade, but I’m not ready to create a blog from scratch. I’m sure this new theme will be perfect for the techies in the crowd. Thanks Theme Team for the regular flow of new themes. I’m always tempted by I’m pretty hung up on Inuit Types + CSS upgrade.
I think the streets of the future WILL be filled with flying cars and hover boards!
Great! I’ve been meaning to mess around with CSS. Great job WordPress!
I wish I knew how to play with this!! Looks great!
Very, very cool. Shame I just dabble in css. Looking forward to seeing what others do with it.
Nice, but I still think a flying Delorean would be more awesome.
Cool, but I’ll stick to my current theme :)
Nice theme. Simple and clear.
I love WordPress and all the different cool stuff it keeps offering. Keep the good work going guys. Nice theme. :D
Could I use it without the css upgrade? And if i use it , the theme will be only in white like the sandbox theme?
Woooow…. great! I like it.
I love WordPress but I´m a new blogger so I have to study on this possibility. But it seems nice.
This was a great idea!
Keep those themes coming! :)
Yoho this seems to be a good tool, I really have so much to learn about CSS … Thanks!
As usual… WordPress are rocking it!
Oooh! I love this!! See, I knew getting that CSS upgrade was a good idea. ;)
Very nice theme…
Wow, great one when it will be available for use with wp sites?
Hmm… very simple one, eh? Nice anyway. : )
Nice, I may look into this in the future, but for now, my current theme seems okay.
Uber cool :)
Nice idea. Simple and sweet.
Very nice addition. This will give many the opportunity to learn css. Good work :)
Look forward to seeing this in action – anyone got it up and running yet?
The road is a lighter highway. This is cool but I still prefer it simple… as simple as Coraline…
Very nice. :-)
Interesting. Thanks for the new themes!
Wow, light themes! i love it. Maybe i should give it a try..
Thank you! Hope to see more themes coming on.
I think i found a winner. :)
Eh, kind of bland.
I don’t like it.
Well, the theme is fine. I just haven’t found the right theme for me yet …
Oh, cool! You guys are awesome… I love to learn new stuffs.