We are two students based in Iasi, Romania. We have come up with a brilliant idea that might change the web in a great manner. What if you had an app that could create custom designs and then export them as a fully-functional WordPress theme? What if you could pick from unlimited features to export it with, such as shortcodes, responsiveness, custom post types, etc?
It can be done and we have the solution.
We plan to create an open source application that can let you create your custom theme choosing from 96 different styles, 118 template layouts, 200 shortcodes, and a million other features. Fully compatible with WordPress' latest versions as we plan to keep it updated it daily.
It's basically a drag and drop application based on 960 grid system (http://960.gs) that let's you create your custom interface (picking from 96 different styles at this time), choose from a list of ready-made features (which shortcodes should the theme have? how you should name it? what plugins should it use as default? what options for the admin panel? etc).
Did we mention about the admin panel? It will be a white-label (not branded), AJAX based administration panel which you can customize from the app's interface.
Even top-notch authors could use it to create and sell amazing WordPress themes.
Our main idea is to make this app free and open source so it stays updated for the future releases of WordPress and so we can also have it improved over the time.
What We Need & What You Get
Mainly, we need $1,000 to register the idea as a brand, buy a domain name (wp-theme-creator.com) and a hosting for all this. We will have a development log over there, so you might want to check it daily! :) We require a bit of help to get this idea started, so this is why we have just made this campaign.
We need $30,000 to pay 5 of the world's best designers to create some top-notch UI elemets for us and one of them would be designing the user interface for the application. We'll code it ourselves.
Another $20,000 would be used for assets, scripts and paid plugins licenses so we can make it really powerfull.
Everything extra would be invested in it so we can bring even more awesome features and make it one of the most poweful thing on the internet. Website developing would be accesibile to everyone of any kind and gendre and requires no knowledge at all.
It will really change the web in a million ways. No more money spent on themes, no more hours involved in developing, no more stress, etc. We just want it to make it simple for everyone!
Other Ways You Can Help
Help spread the word on Twitter and Facebook. Tell your friends, your neighbors, tell everyone about this cool new project.
It's open source! So any ideas you might have, any piece of code that can help, just let us know! We are open to everything!