Quick Tip: The foundation for a great WordPress theme: HTML5

We recently had one of our readers ask “what are the best practices for cross browser design coding?” It seems almost like an uphill battle when we run into problems when our web pages look differently in various versions of Internet Explorer versus Firefox versus Chrome.

We think if you’re going to code a WordPress theme from scratch and not use an existing framework like Genesis, Headway, WP Mosaic, or Pagelines, you should start with a robust and well supported HTML5 framework and insert the necessary WordPress hooks. WP Mayor has an excellent roundup on HTML5 frameworks and how to get them to work with WordPress. There are at least three WP themes specifically built around HTML5 (Toolbox, Roots, and Twentyten Five) that you’ll want to take a look there.