Nice idea! I miss trying out templates on my own domain before. I have used Squible Theme. Or anything that has drop down menus for Blogroll links, Archives lists, or a theme with a Threaded Comment plugin.
As a coder who posts random code bits, a theme that truly understands code snippets. Mark’s Freshy Theme seems to do that in old linebar-themed style. Past that, I really like that theme (Freshy) except that it’s fixed width. If you could customize the %-width or span it 100%, that’d be a slick theme.
Also a Technorati widget or something… since we can’t post the code directly into the site.
i like dario’s suggestion. it’s wide enough to fit all our thoughts as well as the side columns. very sleek! i also was thinking of something that looks like a notepad? something contemporary and simple?
My vote is with everythingelse’s suggestion, “…why dont you widgetize and custom header-ize all the existing themes.” As well as liquidat, “…something which has no fixed width!” Oh and I’m a big fan of all things Googie. http://www.spaceagecity.com/googie/
I’d like a theme where there is a creative background (with pensil stripes or cicles or something like that) and where the blogpart and the sidebar are two seperate things, they don’t hang together. Know what I mean?
I’d like to see some more themes that use as much of the screen space as possible. All in CSS, not static, plenty of widgets, 3 column, tabbed “pages”, cross browser compatable, less fancy more funtional AND…..(drumroll) a Footer!!!
In the footer we could place widgets like counters and copywrights and powered by wordpress…stuff like that.
And maybe better widgets (like the del.ico.us widget isn’t so good because you have to name the tags that you want to show, what if you want to show all of them??). We just plain flat out need a Creative Commons widget.
I hope I’m not asking too much. I hate to be a bother. But I think these additions would be very useful to everyone.