Flat UI Design has recently taken the headlines in the design community and I for one could not welcome it with wider arms. The general idea of flat design is that all the 'fanciness' (ie – gradients, textures, 3D work, and lighting effects) has been stripped back to the point where only the essentials of design remain; functionality, color and shape, and when user interfaces are in question, these three are the most important factors. Making it a very popular choice when looking for a theme.
In this article we have compiled 8 Wordpress Themes that have been designed specifically for portfolio and blog use, oh and if you have not yet guessed, they will all feature beautiful flat design. For those of you that may be new to the web developing world, WordPress is primarily a website CMS (content management system) that opens the doors of owning and running a website to the masses, it can be used as a simple blog, a business website, an online shop, or in this case a portfolio. Themes allow you to customize the design and functionality of your website, and the WordPress system allows you to run it. If you want to learn more about WordPress I highly recommend WPbeginner as your go to source for everything WordPress.
"Business Essentials was written from the ground up with the modern business in-mind. From the elegant, clean and easy to read text, to the various fully featured page templates including staff, careers, home, and case studies your site looks gorgeous on a big screen all the way down to mobile with it’s responsive design"
INVIA has been built with Bootstrap 2.2.2 allowing its responsive qualities to be brilliantly slick and its cross compatibility to be flawless. It comes retina ready with the a bunch of icons to choose from that are also retina ready. The author of the theme has also taken this one step further and included a $15 slider plugin to help utilize the themes built-in slider function.
"The Vetro WordPress theme is so clean, super flexible and has a fully responsive design (try resizing your browser). Built with HTML5 and CSS3 . A lot of thought and care were put into Vetro making it a pleasure to use. The Flat, modern design can be used for any type of website; business, corporate, portfolio, products, etc. The Vetro comes with built in Under Construction page"
"Flatpack has a tonne of great features including, 11 different page templates, superior feature slider, portfolio section, contact page, visual customizer, eCommerce ready, boxed and full-width layouts, array of homepage layouts, sidebar layouts, social links, google fonts, custom post styles and so much more."
"Bloq is a high customizable theme with a full responsive layout. Trough a dedicated control panel is possible to configure the majority of theme’s aspects and to choose the favorite color among ten of them. Bloq take advantage of all WordPress features such as post-formats, page templates, custom widgets, short codes, including important features specifically designed for it."
"Artisan is a super clean Premium WordPress Theme with oodles of features. Artisan comes packed with our brand new options panel ‘Builder’. Builder makes it super simple to configure your site and get up and running as fast as possible!"
"The RedStar WordPress theme is so clean, super flexible and has a fully responsive design (try resizing your browser). Built with HTML5 and CSS3 . A lot of thought and care were put into RedStar making it a pleasure to use. The Flat, modern design can be used for any type of website; business, corporate, portfolio, products, etc. The RedStar comes with built in Under Construction page."
Octavus is another theme built with bootstrap in mind, and is completely compatible with it. The theme comes complete with 55+ custom short codes and a short code generator making it easy to customize the look of your pages and content. As well as being browser friendly, Octavus has been constructed using HTML5 and CSS3 making it perfectly responsive and future proof.