Unfortunately out-of-the-box solutions do not provide any visual elegance that may attract visitors in the first place. WordPress theme design is not very different from the work on regular web sites.
My 7 years of experience in website design allow me to effectively deliver WordPress projects of any complexity. In my work with WordPress themes I follow a few simple and effective rules:
Modern Custom Design
I do not base my themes on any templates – my goal is to make each site different and make it look great even in a few years, disregarding of trends.
Browser is the best validator
I create WordPress themes that look equally stunning in all modern browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera. Your readers will be relieved from switching browsers just to see your web site.
All of my XHTML and CSS code is W3C valid. I believe that modern web sites must be built according to web standards and I am not ready to compromise – WordPress themes created by DustinWard.com maintain the highest quality.