StartBox – A Powerful Theme Framework for WordPress

StartBox Theme LogoLast week my company,, announced the acquisition of StartBox. StartBox is a very powerful theme framework originally created by Brian Richards. If you haven’t used StartBox before, I highly suggest you give it a try. You can download the StartBox Theme Framework for free via Github.

StartBox has some very powerful and easy to use features. One of my favorite features is the extensive Options API. Utilizing the Options API you can easily create a custom options page for your StartBox child theme. You can also easily register various option fields. The Options API features 15 different option types to choose from, including text, checkbox, radio, file upload, color picker, and a WYSIWYG editor.

StartBox also features a huge list of hooks available to easily customization your child themes. It’s easy to tell the only limitation to creating amazing StartBox child themes is your imagination. Make sure you visit the StartBox Documentation website to learn everything you need to know to design and develop amazing StartBox child themes.

If you have worked with StartBox, or plan on checking it out, let me know! I’d love to hear what you think of the framework. I’m working on a new Startbox child theme for this blog, so stay tuned!

Fresh New Look for Summer is sporting a fresh new look! I haven’t switched the theme on this site since I launched it in 2006, so it was long overdue. I decided to go with a very clean minimal style using the Genesis theme framework. In fact I’m running the default child theme for Genesis. I plan on tweaking the design to give it my own personal touch, but for now I’m really enjoying the clean look. We use Genesis for a lot of WordPress projects at WebDevStudios and I’ve really come to enjoy working with it. It’s a pretty solid framework so if you haven’t tried it out I highly recommend it.

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