Starkers is described by its author as the completely naked theme for WordPress. In the case of Starkers, this is pared down version of the new default theme for WordPress 3.0, Twentyten.
Starkers is a bare-bones WordPress theme created to act as a starting point for the theme designer. Free of all style, presentational elements, and non-semantic markup, Starkers is the perfect ‘blank slate’ for your projects, as it’s a stripped-back version of the ‘Twenty Ten’ theme that ships with WordPress 3.0.1.
Best of all: it’s free and fully GPL-licensed, so you can use it for whatever you like — even your commercial projects.
Future posts in this series will look at the files and folders contained in the Starkers theme and will detail what happens in each of them. Stay tuned…