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There have been a lot of amazing child themes released by Studiopress over the years. But many of themes are gradually discarded. I can understand phasing out the older themes which are non-responsive but I was just going through my all themes package dashboard and noticed that there are many mobile responsive themes too which have been taken out of sale.
Four responsive themes that I noticed are not available for sale anymore but have been updated in the last 1-2 years are:
I am planning to use one of them on one of my future websites as it would fit well into the site type and I would not need to do much customization.
On the other hand, I noticed several non-responsive themes still available for sale. Some examples are:
And in some of the other themes, the status showing "Updated: " is left blank while in several themes, the last updated dates are shown even if they were updated in say 2010.
So, is there any pattern in which the child themes are removed from sale and updated status are mentioned? HTML4 has been around for more than 17 years now. So, I doubt any of the major browsers or other software would discard them completely for at least another 10-15 years especially due to the fact that probably 90% of the websites on internet is still using HTML4. So, is there any specific benefit of going for an HTML5 theme over the older Genesis theme if the theme is mobile responsive and fits the website niche?
And the most important question is that - is it safe to use a responsive non-HTML5 child theme like Quattro which is not available for sale anymore for a future project especially if the layout fits very well into the website niche?
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