The key features of PressWork appear to be its implementation of HTML5 and CSS3 as well as its full front end design editor. According to the PressWork duo, the goal behind PressWork was to achieve a theme that would be easy for users as well as powerful for developers to work with:
It was created out of a need for a framework that catered to all types of users. As developers, we needed it to be powerful enough to allow for complete customization, which is why every element in PressWork can be hooked into. But we also didn’t want to scare away beginners and that’s why we came up with the PressWork front-end toolbox, which gives users the ability to change their site’s layout and design in a live preview environment while taking advantage of all the bells and whistles that WordPress already has to offer.
Check out their demonstration video to get a feel for what this new theme is offering, and follow up on their site if you’re looking to download a copy. If you would like to get really involved, the team has added PressWork to GitHub as well.
PressWork doesn’t stop at a free theme framework download, though. They team also seems to have plans to release paid child themes in the future too.
PressWork launch gallery
C. Bavota and Brendan Ser-Shriar are not new to the WordPress community. Bavota has been blogging about WordPress and making themes for some time now. Ser-Shriar is the Social Media Manager at Vanilla Forums, a team that has supported WordPress in various ways as well.
What do you think of PressWork? Does it stand a chance at picking up users interested in front end editing, as well as developers looking for something worth their time?