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A theme framework is a theme that is designed to be a flexible foundation that can serve as a parent theme for building child themes. The use of WordPress theme frameworks may ease theme development by reducing the volume of work which may be needed in creating a backbone for your theme (usually by using PHP and WordPress Template Tags). Theme frameworks also make theme development more accessible, removing the need for programming knowledge. I listed here the best WordPress theme frameworks available as well as several child themes and related articles to help get Your foot with WordPress theme developing.Read More
There are a lot of online resources available where you can change, enhance and make funny photo editing without knowing and there are programs like Photoshop. Maybe you want to be on a magazine cover, want your own personalized dollar or maybe just want to change your mood? Now you can do it with just few mouse clicks and in just few seconds.
I collected all the best free photo editing services, which will keep you busy for quite a while and you will receive amazing results – maybe funny, maybe silly – but you’ll get original photos and few more reasons to smile.Read More
So as promised I’ll continue with Apophysis tutorial part separated in 3 parts for beginners, basic and advanced users. At the end of article You’ll find 2 more links, where You can continue Your research if You are serious about this program. It was real fun and interest compiling this article and through research I saw there are really a lot to learn, but everything is based on math so You can create unbelievable fractals as seen in previous Apophysis inspirational article.
Okay, now let the magic happen and good luck in Your own research!Read More
Fractals are becoming more and more popular between designers and they have a good reason for it -with programs like Apophysis such fractal creation isn’t tiresome process, just play with settings, variables, scripts, plugins and get unbelievable results. At first I wanted to create one huge post with inspiration, tutorials and resources, but I reconsidered because then article wouldn’t be very clear. So there will be 3 parts: Inspiration, Resources and Tutorials. To get Your attention the first post will be inspirational so You could see what can be done with such small programm just by testing and playing with settings. Here I present to You 60 Beautiful Fractals Created with Apophysis:Inspiration:Part 1Read More
As logo designer You can often find moments, when You cannot think of anything good, but then such inspirational like this can become very handy. There are a lot of logo showcase sites You can inspire from and usually those sites list also all logo on popular categories, so You can see which logos and actually why there are so popular, sometimes artists even add their logo creation workflow there, allowing us to see what’s really happening behind the scene. OK, now to the post – I found together 25 logo showcase, portfolio sites and even few blogs which dedicate their life to help You become an expert as logo designer. Enjoy!Read More
Photoshop plugins are very powerful addons to Adobe Photoshop, which many people seem to forget. Plugins are small extensions to make Photoshop even more extensive while retouching photos, adding simple filter effects and more. I selected separate plugins and featured them, however there were also many huge collections of plugins, so it didn’t make sense to copy&paste massive loads of text and images – I just put screenshot and link to them in that case. Hope You’ll enjoy this one and feel free to add Your comment about Your favorites and maybe links I didn’t list here.
Photoshop plug-ins are .8bf files. After downloading a plug-in, simply place it in the presets>plug-ins folder of the Photoshop’s installation folder (creating a folder with a name defining the plug-in & placing the plug-in files inside the folder will make it more organized).Read More
As graphic designer retouching photographies is essential skill You need to master. You could talk about principles, but at least I started with simple photo editing on Photoshop, trying to take off red eyes, lumps and change backgrounds of pictures I was using. In this You’ll find everything You need – facial and portrait, teeth, lips, eye retouching, background remove as well as simple color adjustments in video and image-based tutorials. In fact for color adjustments I would suggest You look for some premade actions available on deviantart, very handy if You’re just starting out. This list is not so big because it is carefully picked, I am starting to think it’s better to get quality than quantity. Enjoy!Read More
This article actually should be considered as less is more. At first I thought I should create massive list full of newest WordPress themes, but then I thought again, how much actually of these themes I would want to use myself. Number was a lot lesser than I thought. So in this article I listed only very well designed,feature rich and truly impressive themes.
And with so much themes available for free, it’s really a hard task to find really good and not so overused theme, which could be right choice for Your own blog. I tried my best on this article, tell me how did I do!Read More
I’ve tested many different ways and weblog clients to create blog posts more effectively, but know I seem to find the best way and I wanted to share it with You. Maybe technique will seem very simple to experienced bloggers, but at least for me it was something I wasn’t aware at start and found out just by testing.
At first I would suggest to use any desktop editing program, because coding article by hand in my opinion takes too much effort, which is not worth it really. I have been using Windows Live Writer for some time, where I like to get automatic SpellCheker, but now I am sticking to another free weblog client BlogDesk. In my opinion these are the best choices if You’re using Windows ( I don’t know how about Mac).Read More
As promised second part follows, here I continue free XHTML and CSS template and free layout article, which actually at first was supposed to be one really long article, but WordPress doesn’t allow to have such long posts. Anyway those post are directly linked with each other, together there are 202 templates, I picked only those which I found to be interesting for research for people just starting out and looking for new techniques. If You are really advanced user You should consider going straight to this post however -
12 Really Handy CSS Framework, Template And Snippet Sites For Smart Web Designer. Hope this helps in Your development process.Read More