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I don't feel like making my own theme from scratch, so I looked for some theme frameworks, but they're all old and when I install them on WP 3.0 they produce loads of errors and don't behave properly. I just need a 3.0 ready blank theme with the bare elements (just text, but functional) to then shape myself into a good looking blog. Thanks in advance.

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From what I understand Starkers 3.0 fits the bill. Do you want something this naked, or less?

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    Starkers looks good, but the implementation still contains a lot of cruft from Twenty Ten. For example, there's code to handle the custom header. It would be nice if the PHP were cleaned up to match the HTML. Jan 24 '11 at 22:20
  • @Bennett McElwee - heh, no doubt. Jan 24 '11 at 22:22
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The new default TwentyTen is always a very start, because it has best support for the new 3.0 theme features.

If you feel more HTML5-y, Toolbox is your theme.

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Roots is a blank theme with a lot going for it - HTML5 Boilerplate + Blueprint CSS + more.

http://www.rootstheme.com/

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I know that the Genesis theme framework is 3.0 compatible, and utilizes many features such as custom nav menus and featured images. studiopress.com/themes/genesis - it is a premium theme, is supported, and gets regular updates.

Thematic is also 3.0 compatible, if your not looking for a premium theme framework. Check out themeshaper.com/thematic/

If you are into the whole BuddyPress thing, check out Buddymattic at wordpress.org/extend/themes/buddymatic

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I was going to suggest the Starkers theme too, it's worth pointing out that Starkers is a stripped back version of the default Twenty 10 theme that comes with WordPress 3. I only mention this as it may be useful to use that as a starting point for WordPress 3.0 site development from the perspective of seeing what the new features are like.

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I use Genesis and it was just updated to work with 3.0. It is a framework and you can build child themes on.

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I agree that Genesis is worth a look. I also use, and like a lot, Builder from iThemes.

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I have used Thesis theme which serves as a framework too and I like it a lot.

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Hybrid with Skeleton child theme is good combination to make use of framework, but start with minimal design.

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You may also want to take a look at Bones. Although it's arguably not a bare theme, the idea is to cut it back to what you need. it's only fairly new and certainly works with WP 3.0

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Check Blank Theme by Chris Coyier[css-tricks.com].

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WP Basis ist als a theme for this job.

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