Given the rise of theme marketplaces, I’ve seen a fair number of potential clients interested in $20 themes that lack any sense of sound development practices.
Of course, it’s not difficult to sway good clients away from this approach, but I found the need to offer a small demo of Roots/Bootstrap functionality, so that potential clients can see a comparable theme built on Roots.
Here’s what I have so far:
(note the “Swatches” dropdown at the top right, which uses themes from Bootswatch)
Although it’s worked well for me so far, my demo lacks a robust collection of templates/pages that you might otherwise see in some of the top-selling themes (e.g. http://wrapbootstrap.com/preview/WB0412697 and the like).
So, before I build this out any further, I wanted to see if anyone in the Roots community is interested in contributing to the development of a Roots fork (either based on my demo above or perhaps you have something better in the works) that can be used to show off the functionality of Roots/Bootstrap and common vendor libraries, along with (most importantly) a more robust set of page templates.
If you’re interested in working on this, please let me know.