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WordPress is the best CMS for news or magazine blogs. They come with an appealing and well thought layout to post news, images, to conduct polls, engage visitors with discussions and much more. All you have to do is get one of these themes and restyle them to your needs.
Imagine a world without technology. Difficult, isn’t it? No Internet, no computers, no cell-phones, no TV. Surely technology makes our lives easier and more technology makes our lives even easier. New inventions are made every now and then and they need the word to spread so that more and more people will know about them and may use them. In today’s world the Internet is one of the best options available to spread the word about anything. Other aspects like TV commercials, print media ads, posters, etc. are somewhat limited in the sense that they do not provide the “complete information” about a product.
When there was no camera in past days drawings and paintings are the only source, as days pass on camera have been invented. But still Pencil drawings did not loose any demand or craze.
Do you love pencil drawings, Then this post is for you. There are some artists who really create miraculous with their pencil, You cant even recognize which is real and which is painting or drawing.
Experience this presentation of 45 Realistic Colored and Black and White pencil Portrait drawings for Inspiration are displayed and get started with your creativity. Explore the minute details of each pencil drawing and get inspired to create your own.
A site in the WordPress Themes space has recently launched that is pretty amazing. Not only from a product standpoint, but also due to the creativity of their website. Let’s start from the beginning.
What Is Themes Town?
Their homepage starts with an interesting statement…“Imagine never having to buy another WordPress Theme ever again?”
From there they take you on this very creative journey showing how they have pre-screened thousands of free WordPress Themes to list the only the best of the best (around 160 as of the writing of this article). On top of that they release a new premium Theme each month to their members. This is a pretty unique concept as finding good free Themes is not necessarily hard, it’s knowing whether they are actually free of malicious code and developed well that is the concern. Themes Town does all the research then organizes everything in a pretty cool members area.
According to the Themes Town site:
(We) have taken the world of WordPress and condensed it down to an amazing member’s area that is chalked full of the latest and greatest themes and plugins. Each has been painstakingly reviewed by our team to be of the highest quality, free to download, and ready to use right away. It is our goal to make your job as easy as point, demo, download, and use.
Given that we are a web design site, we are always on the lookout for the latest trends in web development. In this instance, we were very impressed by the totally responsive layout that Themes Town created. Navigating the site was like reading a story (by clicking next at the bottom right of each page when you were ready to go to the next), and everything stayed above the fold. Note the black arrows on the left/right at the bottom – simply click there to navigate around.
Another cool feature was the cloud “drawer” at the top. At any point along the way, you could click the plus button in the upper right hand side to have the clouds expand to present some simple navigation and the Join Button.
The site also looks great on tablets and mobile phones with it being touch enabled (so you can swipe your way through the different pages when on a mobile/tablet device). All in all, this is a truly creative web design!
Upon joining, you are instantly taken to this very cool looking members area where all of the Themes are listed in one central place. Notice the different categories on the left hand side. As you click them, the Themes automatically sort themselves based on the category you selected. You can pick as many categories as you’d like and have the Themes instantly sorted.
And this is really what is wonderful about the Themes Town product. Every week their team analyzes free WordPress Themes to list here. If they meet their strict criteria for approval, they are listed for their member’s to demo and download. In addition (if that weren’t great enough already), they create at least one new premium theme each month and make it available on the “Premium” tab of the image you see above. They do all of this for just $39 with no recurring billing or future charges. This is an amazing deal, and something that everyone who does anything with WordPress should check out. For an extra $16 (one time) you can also have access to a pre-screened list of many of the top Plugins. Similar to the Themes, each Plugin has been reviewed by their team and ready for your instant download.
All in all, Themes Town has done a really nice job creating a product for those of us who love WordPress but don’t have the time or maybe even expertise to sort through the thousands and thousands of different Themes out there to find the best.
Head on over to their site and check it out for yourself. http:themestown.com
One fine day I was trying to fill in an important official form online on my Mozilla Firefox’s browser. After spending about half an hour I reached the last few questions of the form. One question there asked me to click a checkbox to answer but I could see no checkbox on the screen. After wasting a lot of time reading the instructions and every possible detail over and over again I asked for advice from my friends. One person told me that I should try to refill the form on Internet Explorer. I tried it and now the checkbox appeared and I successfully completed and submitted the form online.
The problem just described occurred because the form was designed to work especially for Internet Explorer. You see, designing an application for all systems is tedious as one has to tweak the runtime code again and again to make it compatible to work with different systems. Here is where Adobe AIR jumps in. If an internet application is designed using Adobe AIR then it will automatically work for all systems and browsers.
Adobe AIR has a wide array of apps that can help designers design better applications. Below I have selected 17 of them.
My physics teacher used to say – “Change is constant in nature. If change is not taking place then something is wrong.” We started from a Big Bang, life somehow evolved on earth, we learnt how to burn fire, we learnt the power of a wheel, we learned how to make machines, Franklin discovered electricity, Faraday discovered how to produce it in power houses, Bill Gates developed Windows and here we are in the twenty first century. But what if we try to go a little further? What if we try to envision the future? This is an interesting topic and the numerous popular science fiction movies and novels bear witness to this fact.
Stephen Hawking said on a Discovery Channel program that it may be possible to build a time machine with which we can go into the future but not back in history. Such a time machine has not yet been made and is only a subject of fiction. Science is too strict and limited by the laws of nature while art, in this respect, is limitless as it is free to imagine and inculcate anything and everything in its domain. Below I present you with 40 art illustrations which our artists have carefully crafted by imagining what the future of our world might look.
Believe it or not – typography or the way you present your text and media on your website – plays a crucial role in building your brand name. Did you know? There are books comprising thousands of pages that teach you how to use a consistent typographical style on your publications. Such as well as “Style Guides” like The Chicago Manual of Style, The MLA Style Manual, Hart’s Rules or The Oxford Guide to Style, etc. Different organizations use different style guides and apply them on their publications in order to achieve consistency throughout the text. If a person who has been reading The Guardian for several months will be asked to identify the paper amongst a collection of many other papers such that the name of the publication is hidden from view, he will have little or no difficulty in identifying it. This is because The Guardian, just like all other standard newspapers, use a specific set of fonts, a specific indentation, a specific line gap, etc. in its publications. Such things help create an authority and reinforce the brand name.
It is not necessary that you follow the standard guides for your publication. If you want you can create your own set of style rules or mix some of your own personal tastes with any standard style manual. Whatever you decide, to help you in your endeavor I present you with 10 inspirational typography plug-ins for WordPress. Some are free while some others cost a nominal amount.
Amongst all the civilized life of shopping malls and movie lexes we must not forget that there are parts in this world whose inhabitants don’t get even the basic necessities of life like food and water. Innocents get killed everyday in calamities like bomb blasts, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. Children are out of schools as their parents cannot pay for their education. People die even from minor curable diseases merely because they didn’t have the money to see a doctor. The situation is far more serious than what I can describe in a few sentences. The statement that I wish to make is that we should care about others and should donate generously to non-profit organizations that are trying to help those in need.
Perhaps the following collection of 30 WordPress themes, designed especially for the non-profits may make a small contribution in making the world a better place.
Of course different niches have different site design requirements. A social networking site should look and behave in a completely different way than what a gaming site should look like. Special care and attention was devoted to the following templates so that they craft out into a good and clean look, which is what is required for non-profit organizations.
Some of the templates below are without charge but due to certain restrictions we can’t just giveaway everything absolutely free, although we would have loved to. Hence we have charged a nominal amount in the remaining templates. Scroll down and take a look.
Believe it or not, 2013 is right around the corner, and we want you to be prepared. Thanks to some big advancements in eCommerce functionality for WordPress in 2012, the Best eCommerce Themes of 2013 are sure to be amazing. eCommerce is simply the commerce conducted through the Internet. With millions of websites, blogs, and Internet users, more and more businesses are taking their products online. The successes of sites like Amazon and Ebay has dispelled all skepticism about eCommerce websites – not to mention the scores of “mom and pop” operations selling everything from ebooks to digital hugs…yes…some people are making money selling completely made up things.
Everybody loves twittering these days. Don’t believe me? The statistics should make you a believer. As of 2012, Twitter had 500 million active users! The 140 character post social media platform is ruling the world, second only to Facebook. Considering the huge number of Twitter users, people are using Twitter options like plugins and add-ons on more and more websites.
These plugins and add-ons can have varied uses and applications. For example, some commenting systems like Discus allow you to post a comment with your Twitter picture being displayed in the comment as your Avatar. This helps you not to upload your display picture again and again whenever you want to comment and hence saves a lot of time. See entry #3 below for more on this.
Or maybe you want your blog posts’ links to become tiny so that your readers may share them on Twitter. As we all know…Twitter has a 140 character limit. Under such a constraint it is not a wise practice to share large URLs on Twitter as you will want some room to type out some text relevant to the link in your tweets to tell your followers about what you are sharing. Option #7 below enables you to achieve this.
There are 10 other options below that combine the technology of WordPress and Twitter to produce great results. Check them out by scrolling down.