Driskill Theme

This theme is no longer available for sale, but you can download it for free on Github. There is no support provided for this theme, so if you'd like help customizing it contact me for pricing.

I’m excited to release my first publicly sold theme, the Driskill. It is a responsive, mobile-friendly child theme of Genesis, and is available from the StudioPress marketplace. It was designed by James Dalman, who I work with on a lot of client projects.

Try it out! Resize the browser to see how the design shifts. My favorite is the three column layout because of how the sidebars drop below side-by-side.

I’m hoping to produce a few more themes that will be sold through the StudioPress marketplace, so hopefully you’ll see some more of these posts soon.

Bill Erickson

Bill Erickson is a freelance WordPress developer and a contributing developer to the Genesis framework. For the past 14 years he has worked with attorneys, publishers, corporations, and non-profits, building custom websites tailored to their needs and goals.

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  1. paul says

    cool, I’ve been thinking of making a responsive child theme too. If I may suggest, you could maybe replace the navigation with a select dropdown for mobile devices? and add a little margin to each sides?

    • Bill Erickson says

      Yep, that’s probably the most requested feature. I had a mobile navigation in there for a while but had a hard time getting it working for every possible menu type (header right, primary, secondary). I might write a tutorial on how to add that to the theme though.

  2. Phil says

    I really like this theme and I’m going to try it. New to Genesis though — Is it possible to modify Genesis child themes outside of the child theme directory? I am accustomed to creating WordPress child themes in a separate -child directory so as not to alter any of the original files. Not sure if the Genesis framework is already leveraging that technique for its child themes.

    • Bill Erickson says

      Actually Driskill is a child theme of Genesis (the parent theme). When I’m building from a pre-built child theme, I rename it to the site’s name and then make all my customizations in it. You should never need to update the child theme as that is all the specific customizations to your site. All upgrades will happen to Genesis, the parent theme.

  3. Tina says

    The theme looks great. Does it have an interface where we can choose colours, fonts etc? The Genesis themes are rather lacking in that area.

    • Bill Erickson says

      It provides two color options, Light (default) and Dark.

      Genesis is more of a development framework. If you want the ability to tweak all the colors and fonts in your theme, try the Prose child theme on top of Genesis.

  4. Lucia says


    I’ve purchased Driskill and I am using a (left)sidebar-content-(right)sidebar layout: http://luciasnoei.nl/Wordpress03/

    I would like the left sidebar to stay left of the content when using an iPad, and above the content when using a smart phone.

    Now the content comes first, and the sidebars are underneath the content when using narrower screens.

    Can you help me out? Thanks!

  5. Glen Draeger says

    Hi Bill,

    How are images handled in your responsive theme? i.e. are smaller file sized images delivered to mobile devices or are all devices using the same image file?


    • Bill Erickson says

      Only one image size is used – whatever you have added to your post/page. There’s no modification to the content of the site (e.g., changing images based on device) – it simply alters the appearance ( e.g., images have a max-width of 100%, so if their containing element is smaller than the image, the image shrinks to fit ).

  6. Kit Chovanak says


    I am looking at using your Driskill theme for a client of mine, a legal firm. I would like to see how others have used this theme. Do you have any sample sites you can share?

    Best regards,


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