Friday, June 5, 2009

Thesis WordPress Theme for Free

About the Thesis Theme

Website frameworks are a big deal. Good ones play a significant role in key areas of Web development, including:

  • SEO: the degree to which your code and content are organized and optimized for both search engines and people
  • accessibility: your ability to reach different audiences—those with special needs, people using alternative Web browsers, mobile users, etc.
  • usability: how effectively your users are able to navigate and interact with your site
  • flexibility: how easy is it to get the look you want by providing rich markup for styling and customizations via a control panel

Incidentally, WordPress themes have become the most widely-used subset of site frameworks on the Web. Because of this, savvy developers now have the chance to create—and support—robust template systems that will not only drastically alter the Internet landscape, but also set the standard for best practices in coding and site development in the years to come.

As a developer, I find this challenge irresistible, and that’s why creating, testing, and improving powerful template systems is, quite frankly, something that I feel compelled to do.

I built the Thesis Theme because I wanted a framework that had it all—killer typography, a dynamically resizable layout, intelligent code, airtight optimization, and tons of flexibility. Now, after months of field testing, I’m confident enough to offer it to those of you who have come to expect nothing but the finest themes from me.

Oh, and I suppose there’s one more organizational detail that I ought to mention. You see, when you purchase a theme from DIYthemes, you are essentially getting a lifetime subscription to that theme. This means that you’ll be able to login at any time and download an updated version of the theme—it’s how you’ll keep your Website up-to-date and on the digital edge.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Gotham News

Gotham News is a clean and elegant news theme with a focus on creating a blank canvas with a strong structure to display your own personalized news; and broadcast it to the world. What more do you need from a news / magazine theme?

Theme Features

These features are probably just as special as the one’s above, but you’ll find these standard features within most of our wide range of themes:

  • UPDATE! Now has the option to have suckerfish dropdowns in the category menu (activated in options panel).
  • Built-in option to center or left-align (view left-aligned demo here) the layout by only clicking one box in the backend;
  • Integrated Theme Options (for WordPress) to tweak the layout, colour scheme etc. for the theme;
  • Automatic Image Resizer, which is used to dynamically create the thumbnails and featured images;
  • Custom Page Templates for Archives, Sitemap & Image Gallery;
  • Built-in Gravatar Support for Authors & Comments;
  • Integrated Banner Management script to display randomized banner ads of your choice site-wide; and
  • Widgetized Sidebars.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Free CSS Mastery e-book

CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions (Kindle Edition)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Papercut Wordpress Theme

Papercut is a grungy news theme with beautiful alternating stylesheets, built-in widgets, and layout control via a hand crafted theme options page. It’s the perfect out-of-the-box solution to give your website a stylish new look. Irrespective of your preferred style; Papercut will have one you like.

Unique Features

These are some of the more unique features that you will find within the theme:

  • Five eye-catching theme styles to pick from that include the default, newspaper, red print, wood and floral prints.
  • An unique homepage layout, with a beautiful grid structure that keeps your content looking fresh and appealing.
  • Beautiful comment styling and unobtrusive advertising banner placements.
  • A completely widgetized sidebar with custom widgets included in the theme packaging. No third party widgets required.
  • Integrated Banner Management widget to display banner ads of your choice site-wide;

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

e-Book Freebies: Learning jQuery 1.3

Better Interaction Design and Web Development with Simple JavaScript Techniques

  • An introduction to jQuery that requires minimal programming experience
  • Detailed solutions to specific client-side problems
  • For web designers to create interactive elements for their designs
  • For developers to create the best user interface for their web applications
  • Packed with great examples, code, and clear explanations
  • Revised and updated version of the first book to help you learn jQuery

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

E-Book Freebies - Wordpress Complete

A comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to set up, customize, and market your blog using WordPress
  • Clear practical coverage of all aspects of WordPress
  • Concise, clear, and easy to follow, rich with examples
  • In-depth coverage of installation, themes, syndication, and podcasting
What you will learn from this book
  • Installing and configuring WordPress on a local development machine or a web hosting service
  • Managing posts and comments
  • Working with Image galleries, calendars, etc.
  • Organizing users and Communities
  • Creating and Installing themes to control the page layout
  • Linking to the outside world – Feeds, Syndication, and Podcasting
  • Customizing Widgets and Plug-ins
  • Using WordPress as a regular CMS

Friday, May 8, 2009

egamer wordpress theme | Elegant Themes

eGamer was designed with video game blogs in mind, however, it can certainly be adapted to any niche. This theme contains advanced features, including a custom author review system, video embedding (from video sites such as youtube), thumbnail resizing, and more. eGamer also gives users control over many of the themes functions, making the banner ads, recent reviews section, recent video section, popular/random articles section, and post-page thumbnails optional. You can also choose between the default magazine style layout and a more basic blog style design.

full features list

  • Video embedding
  • Optional blog-style layout
  • Opera compatible
  • Netscape compatible
  • Safari compatible
  • Wordpress 2.7 compatible
  • Author rating system
  • Featured Articles
  • Gravatar ready
  • Firefox compatible
  • IE7 + IE6 compatible
  • Advertisement Ready
  • Widget ready sidebars
  • Theme Option Pages
  • Custom thumbnail images
  • PSD files
  • Valid XHTML + CSS
  • Smooth tabless design

Drop a comment if you like it. And suggestions of the themes you want!