This ASP.NET based CMS developed by the employees of Microsoft, is a complete opensource platform within a community that works to produce applications to be used by the end users, developers and scripters. Also, components build so as to make them available to be reused in developing customized applications and a community to discuss and guide, are a part of this CMS. Released in the year 2011, the latest stable version of this CMS was produced in October 2012. A community steering commitee that is elected manages the whole project development. Although, the committee members are associated with Microsoft, this is no way connected to Microsoft except that it runs on a windows platform. Over the last couple of years since its release, there are lots of funky themes created for the orchard platform. Here are some of the best orchard themes with a description of their features for download:
Whether you are in pursuit of a light weight theme for your Orchard based personal blog or else a professional website to market your brand, this is the best option to go with. With lots of widget and styling options like the slide shows of the featured posts, this theme is flexible and can be customized to the requirement of the administrator.
2. Boot Strap
This is the ideal pick incase you are looking for a powerful back end administrator tool with Bootstrap and other customizing tools such as the Knockout JS, bundled data tables and much more.
4. Family Blue
Be it a personal blog to showcase your family or else a family stuff related blog, this is the unanimous choice. As blue is the color of the family guy, this theme perfectly suits the purpose of a family related website.
5. Serious Blue Theme
This amazing blue theme based on the getskeleton responsive framework fits on the screen of any device accordingly. The menu option is of a drop down type in a two level sticky type. The polaroid effect to the images can be added by adding the corresponding class in an additional div to insert the image. Additional utility classes are also available.
6. Floral Green Theme
This theme with great looks creates a sense of splendidness on the websites. The floral designs on these themes looks quite modern and soothing. The attractive art patterns are the real attention grabbers that stand as an exclusive speciality to this theme.
This light color theme with lots of white spaces is the perfect uber cool theme to be applied for a perfect blog or a website. This one-column or two-column theme is the one that suits the personal text space where in all the views flow freely to the viewers.
This highly flexible theme built on shades of brown is customizable using the bind tuning, a tool to configure the theme according to the requirement even if you donot have a design team in place. Many menu options like the mega menus and the Advanced menus can be implemented easily from the options available.
This real estate theme with a spectacular panoramic view is the best way to be connected to clients, to communicate with the potential customers about the services offered, projects held and other associations to increase the client base. This is completely free and can be customized by talking to the owners.
10. City Theme
Being a perfect option for professional journalism, this smart theme, with very minimal design features is the ideal one to connect to the readers on clear and readable pages.
11. The Journalist
This theme with nice artistic layout, designed by Continuum has beautiful catchy colors besides a structured arrangement of content on clear pages with attractive backgrounds.
13. The Pool Theme
This theme with an yellow background is for perfect youth sites like a rock band, youth lifestyle, music, arts, sports and such related stuff. The colors in this theme are quite appealing for the target youth becuase of its funky appearence.
14. Urban Yellow One
If you are looking for a simple theme with a responsive layout, this is the perfect option for a website full of quotes and sayings in cream white looks. This theme is is for such a sort of website which people look out for inspiration when they are cent percent demoralized so that they have a serene look.