If your looking to give your WordPress theme a new design or simply looking to upgrade your code to more modern technologies such as HTML5/CSS3, you will these free WordPress HTML5 frameworks very handy. These HTML5 WordPress frameworks are stripped back bare and mostly include little or no styling which provides a perfect HTML5 framework for you to build your new WordPress site on.
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Roots is a starting WordPress theme based on HTML5 Boilerplate, Blueprint CSS (or 960.gs) and Starkers that will help you rapidly create brochure sites and blogs.
Reverie Framework is a versatile HTML5 WordPress framework based on ZURB’s Foundation, a powerful tool for building prototypes on any kind of devices.
Starkers is a bare-bones WordPress theme created to act as a starting point for the theme designer.
Whiteboard is not like most other WordPress Frameworks that include a mess of styles, functions, and content areas that have to be cleaned out for nearly every project, Whiteboard remains a true WordPress Framework.
Bones freely provides you with the option of a responsive WordPress framework or a fixed framework, Bones is a perfect starting point for creating your next HTML5 WordPress site.
BLANK WordPress Theme
Blank is a WordPress theme with all the functionality of a normal WordPress theme but with none of the styling.
The idea is that when starting a new theme, it is far easier to use this as a base then a theme that is already finished and styled.
Handcrafted WP is an almost-naked starter theme that will provide you a rock solid starting point for crafting a serious website on the WordPress platform.
Brave New World HTML5 Theme
The Brave New World WordPress theme is free from all the elements that are not needed and is built using HTML5, WAI-ARIA landmark roles and hCard and hAtom microformats to provide a great base to build on.
HTML5 WordPress Shell
The WordPress Shell provides a great starting point for you to build HTML5 WordPress themes on.
HTML5 Reset WordPress Theme
The HTML5 Reset WordPress theme is a blank theme that provides a great empty slate upon which to build your own HTML5-based WordPress themes.
h5 WordPress Theme
H5 is a semantically sound and fully valid HTML5 framework for which you can build your WordPress theme on.