What is a Responsive Theme?
“Responsive” is a hot new web-word that just means that this theme will adapt to the screen that it’s viewed on. There’s no fancy magic involved… just some basic CSS and a little advanced planning for how we can best display our content on different devices.
What you get is pretty radical though: A WordPress theme that looks great on a normal monitor, but will adapt its layout intelligently for a tablet or mobile phone so that no content is lost, but there’s also no need for silly zooming, pinching, or double tapping. Oh, and it’s infinitely more readable than a non-responsive theme.
I’ve designed this, my first official responsive theme, as a barebones version of the concept… so it should be perfect for customizing without dealing with a lot of “design” bloat.