It’s important that your blog looks it’s best across a wide variety of displays – especially with the huge increase in different device sizes out there. Even though tablets haven’t been popular for that long, there’s already a huge variety of different tablet sizes, whether they’re Android tablets, iPad or iPad mini. Phones too are changing in size constantly, with larger screen sizes and widths becoming more prolific. Instead of keeping your site up to date to suit each format, or using a mobile friendly site – consider using a responsive design instead.
Responsive designs use CSS to automatically resize based on the browser or device size, and ensure that your site looks good no matter where it’s displayed. They save you time, too, and make sure that it’ll still render nicely even on screen sizes that you’d never considered before.
We’ve brought together a collection of some of the best designed, beautifully crafted WordPress themes that use responsive layouts. We hope you find the collection useful for your next blog redesign.
The examples below are free to use, but please check the terms for each before using them as you may need to credit the author.
Workality is a fully responsive portfolio theme, perfect for creative people and agencies.
Less is a free, minimal WordPress theme that uses a single column layout and large typography.
Gridly is a free minimal and responsive portfolio theme that’s perfect for photographers and graphic designers.
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Tetris is a responsive Tumblog style WordPress theme created by AJ Clarke from WPExplorer.com. The theme features a masonry style homepage and archive pages to showcase your posts in a modern fashion and makes use of WordPress post formats so sharing different media types is extremely easy.
Respo is a free, fully responsive WordPress theme with a clean, sleek and customizable design – perfect for blogs or magazines.
Photo is a responsive gallery and photography WordPress theme. This is a simple theme perfect for photography, web designs, graphic art, or any other collection of projects that you’d like to share with the world.
Thoughts is a simple responsive WordPress theme created for writers. The theme doesn’t have any widgetized areas, no sidebar or footer…it’s literally intended for your to share your thoughts and media.
Zoren is a free responsive wordpress theme. The theme supports and adjusts itself to screen resolutions across various devices ranging from desktops, notebooks, tablets and down to mobile devices.
Best is a beautifully designed theme that uses multiple menus, shortcodes and a whole range of customizable theme options.
A beautifully designed grid based theme that resizes the number of columns used based on the browser size.
Shell is a responsive parent theme based on the Prototype theme, developed as a solid starting point for blogs. Its primary goal is to get your site up and running without a lot of hassle and allow you to make quick customizations.
An ultra minimal, beautifully designed theme that’s simple, clean and to the point.
Corporate and portfolio, simple and responsive theme.
A simple, minimal and easy to customise WordPress theme that’s available free. Blog posts load quickly using Ajax and the navigation switches to a drop down options box for mobile.
Clean Retina is a Simple, Clean and Responsive Retina Ready WordPress Theme which adapts automatically to your tablets and mobile devices. Along with the elegant design the theme is easily customizable with numerous theme options.
Clean, responsive theme for your targeted or personal blog.
One-column elegant, beautiful and responsive personal WordPress theme. Perfect for personal blog or even photographers to showcase their portfolio.
Mosaic is a clean, lightweight and fully responsive theme. The theme option panel include three layout choices, custom logo, backgrounds, colors, typography and more.
Siren is a responsive WordPress theme. This responsive theme is built upon the responsive grid system called RWDgrid . The theme will adjust itself to fit on various display devices.
Premium Responsive Tumblog WordPress Theme.
Landscape is a simple, responsive WordPress theme. Perfect for photography sites.
Are there any other free responsive WordPress themes that you’ve found that deserve to be included in our roundup? Let us know in the comments!