After reading around a little bit, I do believe the best thing would be a special made default theme.
Well, there are a lot of great Themes and Theme Frameworks out there; However, being one these Theme Framework developers1, I have a goal and an idea where to take Precious next; and I guess it’s just the same for the K2-developers, Ian Stewart, the Hybrid-team (etc. etc.). – We all share a vision of where we want our themes to become one day.
And are we willing to give up that vision?
It would be a great honour for any theme author to have designed the new default theme; it would be the greatest honour to have created the ultimate theme framework for WordPress.
A great honour; but to answer my question: The answer is “no”.
- I don’t think any of us are willing to give up our vision for the perfect WordPress Theme; unless we can work together with the WordPress’ Dev. Team.
Because this is the truth about Theme Frameworks:
As much as we like to play along with WordPress; what we actually do is to address theme-issues that’s not in WP; it’s not in the core.
And I don’t think any of us are willing to give up our themes to the dev-team, unless we can work along with them.
So, I think the best thing would be a competition; – create a special made default theme; a theme that’s actually “default”. – A theme anyone can use, a theme that works with WordPress, a theme that the dev. team can work with.
A brand new theme no one has seen before.
- not the most on edge, but I’m here, lurking the shadows [↩]