Oct 09 2012

26 of The Best Premium WordPress Themes For Creative Businesses, Agencies and Freelancers

If you are working as a freelance designer or a creative artist, having a proper online portfolio is absolutely mandatory. Most of the time, clients not only expect you to have a website showcasing your works, but also expect that website to be impressive beyond imagination. Trust me, a client will think twice before even considering you for a project if your own website lacks a proper sense of design. Furthermore, if you are running a creative business such as a design agency, your website is not just your space on the internet; it is your identity and a testimony of your works. A good website not only attracts potential customers, but also impresses others in the community, thereby winning you both financial profit and community respect. In this article, we take a look at some of the best premium WordPress themes for creative businesses (freelancers and agencies alike). So without further ado, here is the list!

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Oct 08 2012

Win Your Set of Die-Cut Business Cards Made by UPrinting

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We are always interested in bringing you value. Be it in the form of articles that dig deeper than elsewhere or in the form of long inspirational lists that are longer than elsewhere. Or be it in the form of a give-away like we’ll do today. Online printing company UPrinting was kind enough to offer two sets of die-cut business cards for our readers to win. Here’s what you need to know…

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Oct 08 2012

Productivity-Powerhouse: 40 Perfect Photoshop-Actions To Speed Up Your Workflow

Adobe Photoshop offers a very simple option to record a sequence of commands in the form of so-called Actions. These Actions can be stored and distributed. That way we have the possibility to use command-sequences other Photoshop artists developed and execute them on mouse click. Actions can speed up your workflow and even push your work to quality levels you probably wouldn’t have reached left to your own devices. The following article collects 40 high-grade Actions you won’t want to miss.

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Oct 07 2012

Test Your WordPress Themes Live With Theme Test Drive

So you found that new great WordPress theme and are eager to activate it. Lots of bloggers see the search for new themes as a sport. But if you are out of the niche where only you and your best friend reads your blog, spontaneous theme-switching might have become a little dangerous. What if things go wrong? What if not all sections of your blog really look as expected. Probably there are glitches in translation that are not so obvious or other problems persist. Vladimir Prelovac is here to help…

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Oct 06 2012

Collaborative Writing for Teams Enhanced by Brand-New WordPress-Plugin Post Forking

A brand-new plugin for the ever so popular CMS WordPress enhances the workflow to a GitHub-like experience. It allows for several authors to work on the same article simultaneously. Even contributors without any rights can participate in the workflow. This could be a solution to several common problems not only editorial teams regularly face.

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Oct 05 2012

50 Beautiful Blog Designs From All Over The World

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Blogs have become one of the primary sources for daily updated information around the web. This has developed to such an extent that major newspapers and magazines, which are the primary sources of public information, have all upgraded they websites to blogging systems. Blogs are a very convenient way of offering fresh information due to the fact that they are extremely flexible and updating the content is fairly easy. Besides content, which is and always has been king, blogs need to attract their readers through looks. A good-looking website with great information is way more comfortable to read than a uglily user-unfriendly one with the same quality of information. To reflect that fact and to give you a good idea of what your creativity should come up with, we decided to inspire you with the following collection. Below there are 50 beautiful examples of inspiring blog designs.

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Oct 04 2012

Planes, Trains, Cars: 35 Views and Sights

One knack that photographers have is taking so many of the items that make up our everyday lives and capturing them in ways that makes them artistic. Allowing us to see them in a whole new light, and in completely different ways than we are used to. Take for instance some of the ways that we get around. When photographers start capturing various modes of transportation, something magical happens. Those normal, at times frustrating, vehicles become so much more. In this showcase we have gathered an array of pictures that focus on revealing some of the more artistic sides of planes, trains and cars. With those that are currently on the move to those that have long been retired their transformations will surely get your creative wheels spinning!

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Oct 03 2012

ReView.js Changes Viewports In Responsive Designs With a Single Mouse Click

Thanks to media queries, designing web layouts for different client resolutions has become easier. Not every visitor is satisfied with the situation though, as breakpoints and viewports set through media queries limit visitors to the target resolution of the device used. A new tool, written in JavaScript, gives visitors the opportunity to manually switch between the desktop and mobile view of the website at their own will. ReView.js is the new declaration of independence for web surfers.

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Oct 02 2012

16 Free WordPress Themes Fresh From September 2012

One of the greatest benefits of using WordPress is the ease with which you can customize the look and feel of your website. All it takes is a matter of few minutes, and woohoo, you’ve changed the appearance of your blog! Seriously, adding and removing themes in WordPress is way easier than in most other CMSs out there. Such ease of use, coupled with the popularity of WordPress itself, encourages developers to create more and more themes. In fact, WordPress has one of the most populated collections of themes as compared to any other CMS in its league. Furthermore, the best part about WP themes is that many of the good ones are absolutely free! In this article, we will take a look at some of the best free themes that were released in September 2012.

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Oct 01 2012

Creativity-Powerhouse: 40 Free and Unusual Brush Sets for Adobe Photoshop

One of the many strengths of Photoshop is its extensibility. Especially the brushes-section can be easily packed with hundreds and hundreds of different styles. Today we sort the wheat from the chaff and present you 40 high-grade sets that have the potential to unleash your creativity to whole new levels. All the brushes can be used free of charge, while it is always advisable to check the licence and its compliance to the project you are about to create.

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