WordPress Theme Frameworks & Blank WordPress Themes When building WordPress themes there is a lot of repetitive code that needs to be added to every project before you can get on with the task of creating the unique theme. It helps to have a set of files and css styles to use as a base, you can either create this yourself or you can use one of the many theme frameworks that other people have kindly created. These can range from the powerfull, feature-laden frameworks like Carrington or Thematic down to simple blank themes that you can customize to your liking. In this post I will be examining what options are open to modern WordPress theme creators. Theme Frameworks Thematic WordPress Framework Thematic is a free, open-source, highly extensible, search-engine optimized WordPress Theme Framework featuring 13 widget-ready areas, grid-based layout samples, styling for popular plugins, and a whole community behind it. Carrington Theme CMS Platform The Buffet Framework Hybrid Theme Framework Whiteboard Free Theme Framework Ashford CMS Theme Framework
40 Online Generators for Web Designers Should Bookmark Online Generators for Web Designers can be a great way to save time in your web design projects. High-quality generators can create graphics or code or even layouts in a matter of seconds or minutes, things that might take an hour or more if done by hand. Online generator are those tools that help us to create those popular “XHTML valid” CSS banners, micro buttons or css website templates in seconds. In such cases online generators can be of great help which do the necessary job and some tools don’t have to be downloaded also. Advertisement 1. XML /SWF charts are used to create attractive graphs and charts from XML data, Create a source either manually or generate dynamically then pass it to the XML chart’s flash file. 2. The web form generator from Web Form Factory automatically generates he necessary backend code to tie your form to a database. 3. 4. 256 Pixels 5. 80 x 15 brilliant Button Maker 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. pForm pForm is a free HTML form builder. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.
20 New Examples of Minimal Websites As we mentioned in our last showcase of minimal web designs back in May, minimal layouts are the new black and we are glad about that cause this way we can show you more and more new and inspiring minimal websites. Today we decided to gather a new list of fresh minimal websites to inspire our readers, so enjoy it and remember, less is more. Pure – Minimal WordPress theme Assembly deladee us design studio Hocus Focus vnsaga Touchtech Aker Brydge Nizo Vonrosen weltunit Daily – Dustin Heerkens Studio Antwork François Deladerrière Grain & Gram Andfold Studio Ryan Todd Chance Graham Infinise Headlamp Fox Johnston Source: The Best DesignsMinimal Sites About the Author Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Related Posts 378 shares 11 Inspiring Examples of Textures and Patterns in Web Design Here at WDL we like to browse the web to find inspiring websites to show our readers. Read More 441 shares Colorful Logos for Your Inspiration
Download Free Fonts - Acid Fonts GimpModify Design a graffiti-style screenprint artwork - Classic Photoshop & Illustrator Tutorial Screen-printing gives your designs fantastically rich colour and a quality of image that just isn’t possible with most other techniques – which partly explains why it’s become so hugely popular for designer prints in the past few years. However, creating a screen-printed design isn’t as simple as drawing something and then hitting Print. With screen-printing, your colour palette is limited by the number of inks you can use, which means you need a few tricks up your sleeve if you’re going to create the best images possible. Design studio Waste started making screen-prints with a home-made set-up in their garage, where they produced simple one-colour posters. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to colour up a four-colour design for screen-printing using Photoshop and Illustrator. Even if you’re not going to screen-print your designs, this shows you how to convincingly fake the look. Step 1 Open the file zombie.psd on your cover disc (or from the Zip file opposite) in Photoshop.
30 Must See Web Generator for Lazy Webmasters Here’s a list of 70 hand-picked, easy to use, and free web generators that will save you tons of time and energy. I have grouped these tools into 10 categories: Color Palettes, Robots.txt, Website Screenshots, Favicons, Web Backgrounds, Webpage Elements (buttons, tabs, etc), Memes, Forms, Logos, and Dummy Texts. The best part about these tools is that they are completely free (some need you to signup though). If you are looking ways speed up your work and channel more time and energy to new content ideas and marketing strategies, I believe the list is a must-bookmark. According to my last check on WordPress.com stats, there were more than 42 million blogposts published in May 2014 – and that’s just WordPress.com alone. Category #1: Color Palettes Generator Functions/Details: To generate color palettes based on image input.Allow users to compare, review, and select color combination at ease. Palette Generator Palette Generator – click image to visit online. Pictaculous Kuler Other Alternatives
Clarity: A Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme | News At Theme Trust, we just released a brand new portfolio WordPress theme. Clarity is designed to let you easily show off your work, highlight your services, and share your thoughts – all in a super sleek format. You can showcase your projects with smooth animated filtering in a masonry layout or a standard grid. At Theme Trust when you buy one theme, you get another free. Theme Features Here’s a run down of all the features included in Clarity. About the Author Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. Related Posts 170 shares Baylie: A Multipurpose Agency WordPress Theme At ThemeTrust, our premium WordPress theme shop, we just released our latest WordPress theme. Read More 176 shares Hayden: A Professional Agency WordPress Theme Over at Theme Trust, we just released a brand new WordPress theme.