Many recent templates on ThemeForest are proving to be trend-setters. Not only are they unique, but they’re also, more importantly, extremely usable. Let’s review just a handful of some of the stand-outs.
Maven: the ajaxified blogfolio in army colors
A portfolio theme you could easily tweak to make it your all-in-one dream homepage. The strongest points are the big description area and the Ajax driven blog previews.
Varnish: can’t get more social than this
The author says: “Varnish is quite possibly the most customizable WordPress theme on the planet” and he’s not far from the truth. This bad boy has 23 bundled color schemes and is the best choice for a lifestream blog, with three columns full of your multiple social personalities.
Exehill: dragable boxes FTW
Clean simple theme with 3 color schemes, a You Tube gallery, and – this is the best part – actually dragable Content Boxes. Click on the demo to see how deep can you go in the homepage.
Stylish Grey: fancy business
This one is perfect if you need to fit as much into your home page as possible.
Black Aperture: one for the hard bloggers
This one is not for the average let’s-share-some-family-photos type of blogger. In fact Black Aperture is specifically catered for game bloggers, but can be easily tweaked for anything else as long as a dark layout and some rough edges don’t mind you. The third small column is quite handy for a Twitter stream or any other side stuff you like to publish.
UpTown: the all-in-one glossy pack
Two columns of images and text, a widgetized footer, and a nice menu are enough to share a lot of stuff right on the homepage. Don’t worry; it comes with four-color schemes including blue and green.
Memex: the clean bizfolio
With Memex you get 11 color options, 4 small page previews, a huge multimedia header and a nice dropdown menu. Nuff said!
Atlantica: newspaper awesomeness
One of the most fresh & attractive themes on the market, Atlantica successfully mixes the vintage newspaper look with a neat digital touch, offering a lot of things right from the homepage.
Vanilla: casual corporate
This is a 960 grid system ready theme and fits very well a virtual business card with a lot of information about your company.
Business Planet: glossy widgetized portfolio
The Business Planet is offering a clean layout with a shiny accordion for featured projects, a small place for your slogan and a four widgets footer!