It really does work with any theme. There may be some adjustments to make on some themes - but you will be able to get help with that on the resource thread.
If you check out http://www.xfshowcase.com we have about 3 themes installed there. Try each one in desktop and mobile and you'll see what happens. There's no special desktop vs mobile, it's all the same thing.
You can also see similar effects by resizing your browser window.