75 Impressive and Powerful Premium WordPress Themes From 2012

Posted in Freebies, Templates, Themes, WordPress2 years ago • Written by 22 Comments

Looking for a great website? Maybe a convenient solution for a client? WordPress is one of the most powerful CMS solutions out there and people with demands choose it for their website because of it’s flexibility, customizability and almost unlimited range of features.

WordPress doesn’t associate with just a blog anymore – it’s used by businesses, nonprofits, creatives and sellers. Different types of websites require different types of designs and that’s where WordPress is forthcoming. You can apply almost any design to it and customize it for your needs. Most of the people choose to use premade themes which are easy to customize, remake and adjust. If your wishes don’t stretch further than a personal blog then it’s better to go for a free theme – we recently published a roundup of high quality free WordPress themes from 2012.

However, if you know your website is going to need some more advanced features it’s better to consider purchasing a premium theme. Premium themes come in high-quality, they’re packed with tons of features and you can customize them to suit your needs. For this roundup we’ve prepared 75 impressive and powerful premium WordPress themes that are sorted in categories.

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How Much Luck do you Need in Order to Make Money Online?

Posted in Blogging, Social Media, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 12 Comments

Let’s take a quick break from web design and web development and talk about how people make money online. This is very relevant for designers, developers, and bloggers out there who want to earn online. But how?

I’ve already explained why web designers and web developers should learn more about online marketing. There is a lively discussion going on there and I suggest that you contribute as well.

The controversial question is this: how much sheer luck do you need in order to succeed online?

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Adobe Edge Web Fonts – Adding Charm to Words

Posted in Tools, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 17 Comments

If you have anything to do with the design industry, whether you are an outright typographer, designer, or even someone with a keen eye for all things that look beautiful (ahem!), good looking words will never fail to impress your eyes. Keeping in sync with your affection for good typography, Adobe has come up with their own font library, Adobe Edge Web Fonts.

For ages, calligraphy and typography have been treated as something that should not be overlooked — both in visual and aesthetic senses. In this digital age, we have fonts that deserve a special mention and have the power to attract (or repel) one’s attention.

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3 Simple Points to Know in Order to Write a Great Tutorial

Posted in Blogging, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

Every week there are hundreds of web design and web development tutorials that are published online, but are they getting enough attention? You would see great tutorials having around fifty comments, and a couple of hundred likes, but is that it? Do people really follow these tutorials from start to finish or just lurk around and check out the demo?

I have seen hundreds of tutorials since I was studying in college, tutorials involving: Photoshop, Flash, Blender, PHP, CSS, JavaScript, and a dozen more. But here’s the thing, out of those several hundreds of tutorials I’ve seen, only a few stood out and stayed with me.

And they had all three qualities that made them great tutorials.

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Interview with Alex Bilusic – Why And When Doing Spec Work Might Be A Good Idea

Posted in Interviews, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 4 Comments

Christian Vasile once wrote an article about spec work in which he explained what spec work is and why saying no to it is a good idea. Most people seemed to agree with his take on the issue of spec work in the article. However, a comment left by Alex caught our attention, because she made several thoughtful counter-arguments to Christian’s take, showing that the issue of spec work is not as black and white as it might seem. What is Alex’s take on spec work and why? She will tell us herself in this interview!

Alex Bilusic is a graphic designer from Croatia. She has an MA degree in Graphic Design and Visual Communications. Alex has been working as a designer and an art-director for seven years, including freelancing for the last several years.

In this interview, Alex discusses:

  • How doing spec work helped her during a tough time of unemployment.
  • How spec work led to a long-term relationship with high quality clients.
  • Why spec work is not a black and white issue and what are the shades of grey here.
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The Enigmatic Blur: Showcase of 30 Stunning Samples of Bokeh Photography

Posted in Inspiration, Photography2 years ago • Written by 7 Comments

Photographs have the power to evoke strong emotions and convey deep feelings. In fact, photography is a wonderful medium to express both enigma and nostalgia using art as a platform.

“Bokeh”, a Japanese term, is basically used to denote “blur”. Ever seen those photos in which the subject is perfectly visible, but the rest of the photograph is blurred? Remember those scenes in movies in which the actress is walking against a myriad of blurry street lights? Yes, you guessed it right! That’s Bokeh for you!

In this article, we bring to you an assortment of some of the best samples of Bokeh photography from all across the internet. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this visual treat!

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Media Queries Tutorial – Convert Burnstudio into a Responsive Website

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 5 Comments

Howdy Folks! If you’re following the series, we have converted Burnstudio Design Agency from PSD to working HTML/CSS. We have discussed how we will markup the HTML and how we will style it using CSS. Now, in this tutorial I will teach you how to make it Responsive by using Media Queries. Media Queries will change the look of the website depending on the screen resolution of the device: desktop to a mobile resolution by tweaking the CSS for a variety of viewports.

By the end of this media queries tutorial you will learn how to convert any website into a responsive website.

Let’s get started!

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5 Online IDEs for On-The-Go Web Developers

Posted in Tools, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 9 Comments

Angry birds, sketch games, tower defense, social media browsing, and a thousand more apps for tablet computers. I’ve seen people use their tablet for entertainment and, well, just entertainment. But how can you use your tablet or smartphone for web development?

Tablet computers and smartphones are indeed portable but what other use can you do with them aside from browsing Reddit and tagging photos of cute cats on Facebook and flinging wild birds onto measley-built fortresses?

Can you develop websites and apps using smartphones and tablets?

Don’t want to bring your heavy laptop? Why not code using your smartphone or tablet using Online IDEs?

Cool?

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PSD to HTML Tutorial: Code a Photoshop File to a Working Website

Posted in WordPress2 years ago • Written by 33 Comments

Howdy, folks! In this PSD to HTML tutorial you will learn how to code the Quick and Easy Stylish Design Agency Landing Page In Adobe Photoshop. I’m not really into coding, more of a design person and this is my first coding tutorial. I will try my best to guide you through the whole thing. We will be coding this from scratch and by the end you will have an awesome and fully functional agency layout.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

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40 Tutorials to Master the New Features of Photoshop CS6

Posted in 1WD Features, Tips, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 8 Comments

Photoshop CS6 boasts many impressive and exciting features, like the introduction of vector layers, Content Aware Patch/Move tool, Adaptive Wide Angle filter, Crop tool, and so on. Adobe has not tried to replace Illustrator, but if you need creative, simple shapes for use in design projects, then Vector Layers of Photoshop CS6 can do a superb job without making you switch to other applications.

Today, we will take you through some of the exciting Photoshop CS6 tutorials that illustrate how to use these brand new tools, enhanced features as well as a few secret tips to put some of CS6′s great new additions to work. So, enjoy the tour!

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