“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
Dec 10th at 5:52 pm
I would really like to know where our hover-cars are! They’d be pretty useful on my commute.
Great new theme!
Dec 10th at 5:54 pm
Love it…as usual!
Dec 10th at 6:16 pm
I like this one a lot. I’m always glad to see new themes available!
Dec 10th at 6:30 pm
I’m gonna check this out a bit closer.
Dec 10th at 6:41 pm
I’ll be learning this over the winter break!
Dec 10th at 8:25 pm
Looks like some study is required – I like the flexibility though.
Dec 10th at 8:54 pm
It’s cool. Gonna try it later.
Dec 10th at 9:07 pm
Well done. Great addition.
Dec 10th at 9:11 pm
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?
Dec 10th at 9:37 pm
I like how WordPress comes out with great new stuff. Keep it coming.
Dec 10th at 10:49 pm
Great! Maybe I can finally put the CSS lessons I’ve learned to good use.
Dec 10th at 10:53 pm
WordPress is the best. Works so well with my IPad
Dec 10th at 11:14 pm
VERY cool stuff! I look forward to seeing how others use these tools!
Dec 10th at 11:29 pm
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.
Dec 10th at 11:44 pm
I think the streets of the future WILL be filled with flying cars and hover boards!
Dec 11th at 12:15 am
Great! I’ve been meaning to mess around with CSS. Great job WordPress!
Dec 11th at 12:51 am
I wish I knew how to play with this!! Looks great!
Dec 11th at 12:57 am
Very, very cool. Shame I just dabble in css. Looking forward to seeing what others do with it.
Dec 11th at 2:08 am
Nice, but I still think a flying Delorean would be more awesome.
Dec 11th at 3:28 am
Cool, but I’ll stick to my current theme
Dec 11th at 4:19 am
Nice theme. Simple and clear.
Dec 11th at 6:08 am
I love WordPress and all the different cool stuff it keeps offering. Keep the good work going guys. Nice theme.
Dec 11th at 11:29 am
Could I use it without the css upgrade? And if i use it , the theme will be only in white like the sandbox theme?
Dec 11th at 12:13 pm
Woooow…. great! I like it.
Dec 11th at 2:33 pm
I love WordPress but I´m a new blogger so I have to study on this possibility. But it seems nice.
Dec 11th at 3:24 pm
This was a great idea!
Dec 11th at 6:39 pm
Keep those themes coming!
Dec 11th at 8:01 pm
Yoho this seems to be a good tool, I really have so much to learn about CSS … Thanks!
Dec 12th at 12:20 am
As usual… WordPress are rocking it!
Dec 12th at 12:34 am
Oooh! I love this!! See, I knew getting that CSS upgrade was a good idea.
Dec 12th at 9:36 am
Very nice theme…
Dec 12th at 11:50 am
Wow, great one when it will be available for use with wp sites?
Dec 12th at 5:06 pm
Hmm… very simple one, eh? Nice anyway. : )
Dec 12th at 6:52 pm
Nice, I may look into this in the future, but for now, my current theme seems okay.
Dec 12th at 7:33 pm
Dec 12th at 8:19 pm
Nice idea. Simple and sweet.
Dec 12th at 9:10 pm
Very nice addition. This will give many the opportunity to learn css. Good work
Dec 13th at 5:21 am
Look forward to seeing this in action – anyone got it up and running yet?
Dec 13th at 7:36 am
The road is a lighter highway. This is cool but I still prefer it simple… as simple as Coraline…
Dec 13th at 11:06 am
Dec 13th at 3:18 pm
Dec 13th at 6:21 pm
Interesting. Thanks for the new themes!
Dec 14th at 8:10 am
Wow, light themes! i love it. Maybe i should give it a try..
Dec 14th at 5:15 pm
Thank you! Hope to see more themes coming on.
Dec 15th at 9:06 am
I think i found a winner.
Dec 15th at 7:32 pm
Eh, kind of bland.
Dec 17th at 8:42 am
I don’t like it.
Dec 20th at 7:19 am
Well, the theme is fine. I just haven’t found the right theme for me yet …
Dec 22nd at 8:18 am
Oh, cool! You guys are awesome… I love to learn new stuffs.