For a mathematics website or blog, the very first requirement is nothing but excellent readability. Reader must be focused on the content all the time she spends on your site. Any extra gimmicks will lose her trust on your site. After being inspired from the designs of best of mathematics and science blogs, we have curated a small list of the best free WordPress themes for mathematics and science blogs. The following parameters were required to be fulfilled for WordPress themes to be listed as a good theme for math/science blog:
A mathematics blog should have clean design, bigger font sizes and better contrast, so that the reader don’t lose her focus from a post. Homepage is allowed to be a bit less readable, but there should not be unnecessary elements on the single article view.
Number of Columns
The homepage may have more than two columns, but number of columns in single post templates must not exceed two. Each extra column makes site heavier to load and harder to concentrate on the content.
Every one wants math/ education articles in print. Therefore, all single posts must be cleanly printable. This can be done by adding a print friendly style-sheet in theme. WordPress.com blog owners need to pay about 30 United States Dollars to do changes in CSS. So, nothing can be better for them if the theme natively includes a clutter-free and print friendly cascading style sheet. You’ll be surprised to know that 95% themes are not print-friendly.
Font selection : Sans-serif or Serif?
Readers prefer Sans-serif fonts for reading and serif fonts in print. There is no limitations to the type of fonts one should choose as theme’s default font-family on front-end. But it’s highly recommended to have serif fonts in print.
Millions of readers prefer to visit websites using hand-held devices. It is best to have a mobile/tablet theme for the site. You can also chose a theme which is responsive and adapts the width of the device with which you’re accessing the site.