Web design

Prepare for 2015 with 1000s of New Artistic Resources!

Prepare for the creative challenges you might encounter in 2015 with some incredible new design resources. This fresh bundle from Design Cuts features 1000s of all-new artistic resources that allow you to create realistic watercolour effects, retro effects, gold effects, glitter effects, and many more creative effects in a matter of seconds. These kinds of design effects are typically really difficult to create from scratch, and so this bundle is a great opportunity to save yourself a lot of time and stress in your creative work this year! The bundle also contains a nice selection of mockup templates and artistic scene creators, which are the ideal tools for revamping your portfolio with stunning presentations of your work.

The Artistic Design Bundle

All the items in the Gorgeous Artistic Design Bundle are shortcuts to create impressive design effects. These resources allow you to create everything from watercolour effects, to wintery graphics, photo manipulations and retro print designs in a matter of seconds, rather than days. Best of all, this bundle is available at 93% off and includes the all important extended licenses so you can use the items in your design projects and work you intend to sell. Most of these best-selling resources don’t have an extended license available anywhere else, so it’s a really special offer.

There’s two different types of resource in this collection; items that help you make cool effects, and items that help you beautifully show off your creations. Here’s an overview of some of the resources that stand out to me:

Best-Selling Custom Scene Creation Packs

Custom Scene preview

Easily create trendy desktop scenes to show off your work without the need for expensive photography equipment! There’s two editions of Custom Scene included in this bundle; Artistic Edition and Designer Edition. Both contain isolated objects, smart objects and dynamic shadows to compose unique scenes.

The Glitz Shoppe

The Glitz Shoppe preview

There’s never been an easier (or cleaner) way to make glamourous glitter effects than The Glitz Shoppe Photoshop kit. It’s a fantastic collection of Photoshop Styles, Textures and Brushes that add sparkle to your designs in seconds. No glue required!

Watercolor Sketch Mock Up

Watercolor Sketch Mockup preview

If you’re a traditional artist, your work will look fantastic when it’s presented alongside real brushes and paints in these watercolour sketch mockups. Prefer not to get your hands dirty? This pack also contains a watercolour effect generator, so you can paste in your digital art and create realistic paintings in seconds.

Stationery Mock Up

Stationery Mockup preview

Branding projects always involve designing loads of small stationery items. Wow your client and present your work in your portfolio with two comprehensive stationery packs included in the bundle. Each object can be moved around to create any composition you desire.

Texture:ON Photoshop Action

Texture:ON preview

Texture:ON is the perfect solution to add non-destructive textures to your artwork. With a click of a button your designs will be given lovely worn and distressed effects to achieve the character and charm of retro art.

Loads more artistic goodies included!

The Artistic Design Bundle

This is just a sample of some of the items that are included in the Gorgeous Artistic Design Bundle. You have to browse the full overview to really get a sense of the immense value of this collection. At 93% off it’s already a steal, but the real clincher is the extended licensing, making it the perfect toolkit to tackle any design job that comes your way this year.

Check out the Gorgeous Artistic Design Bundle

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Fresh Resources for Web Developers – January 2015

It’s here! We’ve finally left the tumultous year of 2014 and as we usher in a new beginning with the new year, we have new hope, wishes, and certainly new tools to try out. In this post, we have put together a handful of perfect tools and plugins to get this rolling.

From a handy online test tool to something for easy access to mobile design patterns, there are quite a few choices to get your 2015 on the right track.

Seti UI

Seti UI is a Sublime Text theme, not to be confused with Sublime Text Color Scheme. The theme in Sublime Text affects the app interface such as the tab and the sidebar. Seti UI is a ported theme. Its flat look is really nice to look at. A perfect choice of theme if you are using Sublime Text in Windows 8 or OS X Yosemite.

Seti UI

IXD Check List

Having a checklist can help you keep track on what has been done and what is to come. If you are a UI designer, you should probably add IXD Check List in your bookmark.

IXD Check List contains a collection of common to-do lists to check. Each item is supported with link references, so you can also learn why it’s on the list. If you prefer, there is a little button on the left where you can print the page and check the list offline.

IXD Check List

Coolors

Well, we have a handful of tools for picking out a color scheme already. But none is as easy as this tool, called Coolors. Simply hit the Space key and it brings up a new color scheme. It will generate new color scheme infinitely, derived from its algorithm and outsourced from its users contributors, as you repeat hitting the Space key.

Coolors

Nibbler

Nibbler is an online test tool that evaluates and scores your website for various factors including Code Quality, Mobile Compatibility, and Accessibility. It’s handy if you want to run a final check for your website before launch.

Nibbler

Velositey

Velositey is a Photoshop plugin to make the process of creating a website prototype in Photoshop easyil and quickly. This plugin allows you to quickly create a new document with a preset grid, adding preset web components, and generating icons or favicons. An indispensable Photohop plugin for every web designer.

Velocitey

Vagrant Manager

If you are using Vagrant in OS X, install Vagrant Manager. This app lets you manage multiple environments in a more convenient way. Once it is installed, it adds a new icon in the OS X task bar where you can monitor and control your virtual machines with only a few clicks. No more messing with command lines.

Vagrant Manager

CSS Specificity

CSS Specifity is one notorious topic of CSS which is not easy to digest. This tool is created to illustrate how this specificity concept works in an interactive manner. Draw several selectors and it will tell you which selector to apply.

CSS Specificity

CSS Dig

CSS Dig is a Chrome extension. And as the name implies, it will dig into your website and parse its CSS. It will show you a report which you can evaluate to perform required optimizations.

CSS Dig

Material Up

For those of you who might not aware of it, Google has just introduced Material, a new philosophy of its product design. Material Up is a collection of apps and websites that has already adopted this new philosophy. A good source of inspiration for web designers.

Material Up

Tindddle

Tindddle helps you enjoy Dribbble in a more streamlined manner. It will feed you with a selection of the best “Shots” from Dribbble. If you don’t like the particular Shot, hit the left arrow key of your keyboard, and if you like it hit the right arrow key. All the Shots that you have liked will appear in your Dribbble account — here’s a sample.

Tindddle

Mobile Design Pattern

The Mobile Design Pattern book is a collection of selected common mobile design pattern applied in mobile in 2014. Not only does it provide inspiration, the book also covers the decision and reasoning behind such design. A good book that should be on the digital book shelf of any web and app designer.

Mobile Design Pattern

FontAwesome Photoshop

FontAwesome is… awesome. To make it even more… awesome, install this plugin in Photoshop so that you can quickly add it in your design.

FontAwesome Photoshop

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Fresh Resources for Web Developers – January 2015

It’s here! We’ve finally left the tumultous year of 2014 and as we usher in a new beginning with the new year, we have new hope, wishes, and certainly new tools to try out. In this post, we have put together a handful of perfect tools and plugins to get this rolling.

From a handy online test tool to something for easy access to mobile design patterns, there are quite a few choices to get your 2015 on the right track.

Seti UI

Seti UI is a Sublime Text theme, not to be confused with Sublime Text Color Scheme. The theme in Sublime Text affects the app interface such as the tab and the sidebar. Seti UI is a ported theme. Its flat look is really nice to look at. A perfect choice of theme if you are using Sublime Text in Windows 8 or OS X Yosemite.

Seti UI

IXD Check List

Having a checklist can help you keep track on what has been done and what is to come. If you are a UI designer, you should probably add IXD Check List in your bookmark.

IXD Check List contains a collection of common to-do lists to check. Each item is supported with link references, so you can also learn why it’s on the list. If you prefer, there is a little button on the left where you can print the page and check the list offline.

IXD Check List

Coolors

Well, we have a handful of tools for picking out a color scheme already. But none is as easy as this tool, called Coolors. Simply hit the Space key and it brings up a new color scheme. It will generate new color scheme infinitely, derived from its algorithm and outsourced from its users contributors, as you repeat hitting the Space key.

Coolors

Nibbler

Nibbler is an online test tool that evaluates and scores your website for various factors including Code Quality, Mobile Compatibility, and Accessibility. It’s handy if you want to run a final check for your website before launch.

Nibbler

Velositey

Velositey is a Photoshop plugin to make the process of creating a website prototype in Photoshop easyil and quickly. This plugin allows you to quickly create a new document with a preset grid, adding preset web components, and generating icons or favicons. An indispensable Photohop plugin for every web designer.

Velocitey

Vagrant Manager

If you are using Vagrant in OS X, install Vagrant Manager. This app lets you manage multiple environments in a more convenient way. Once it is installed, it adds a new icon in the OS X task bar where you can monitor and control your virtual machines with only a few clicks. No more messing with command lines.

Vagrant Manager

CSS Specificity

CSS Specifity is one notorious topic of CSS which is not easy to digest. This tool is created to illustrate how this specificity concept works in an interactive manner. Draw several selectors and it will tell you which selector to apply.

CSS Specificity

CSS Dig

CSS Dig is a Chrome extension. And as the name implies, it will dig into your website and parse its CSS. It will show you a report which you can evaluate to perform required optimizations.

CSS Dig

Material Up

For those of you who might not aware of it, Google has just introduced Material, a new philosophy of its product design. Material Up is a collection of apps and websites that has already adopted this new philosophy. A good source of inspiration for web designers.

Material Up

Tindddle

Tindddle helps you enjoy Dribbble in a more streamlined manner. It will feed you with a selection of the best “Shots” from Dribbble. If you don’t like the particular Shot, hit the left arrow key of your keyboard, and if you like it hit the right arrow key. All the Shots that you have liked will appear in your Dribbble account — here’s a sample.

Tindddle

Mobile Design Pattern

The Mobile Design Pattern book is a collection of selected common mobile design pattern applied in mobile in 2014. Not only does it provide inspiration, the book also covers the decision and reasoning behind such design. A good book that should be on the digital book shelf of any web and app designer.

Mobile Design Pattern

FontAwesome Photoshop

FontAwesome is… awesome. To make it even more… awesome, install this plugin in Photoshop so that you can quickly add it in your design.

FontAwesome Photoshop



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10 Reasons To Keep Blogging In 2015

Blogging is basically the new resume. Your potential employer and clients will Google your name. And if they see that you have a blog, rest assured that they will browse through it. Now, your blog should contain what you want others to see you as: as a writer, web designer, marketer, or whatever you are.

This helps boost credibility and the blog itself may serve as a work portfolio with all your knowledge put into it. Besides that, you can also earn on the side. If you need more convincing on why you should start a blog (or continue on with your current one), here I give you 10 reasons why you should still blog in 2015.

1. It’s A Resume In Action

If you are looking to create the perfect resume, especially if you are in web design and development as well as writing and graphic design, blogging about your focus is basically a resume in action. It tells people that you know what you are doing. Employers and clients might as well skip the interview part.

Take for example web designers who regularly publish tutorials about how to build websites on their own blogs. That, in itself, is a testament that they know what they are doing.

Suppose a man handed you their business card and it has their website, email address, phone number, and business address written on it. Which would you be most likely to use first? Are you going to email the guy or call him, or send him a letter?

If you don’t already have one, start a blog and include your blog address on everything. Your resume, business card, letters, social media profiles, and maybe even place a sticker of it on the back of your car.

2. It Increases Your Credibility And Authority

Companies and individuals are going crazy about building up their brand. They want themselves to be presented to the public in a way that will make them a credible authority in their niche. Of course, that’s the goal, and blogging is the easiest method to accomplish it.

Put yourself in the place of potential clients or employers. Suppose you have ten resumes on your desk and only two of them have their own blogs. Wouldn’t you be curious about these two and read their blogs? And if you like what you see, wouldn’t you give them a higher score than the rest?

This is a useful trick that works most of the time. If you have a blog, people will trust you more. The same thing happens with businesses. Notice how people will trust a business more if it has its own website. The same goes for individuals.

3. It Makes Networking Easier

Blogging connects you with like-minded people and in this competitive world having the right people in your network is equivalent to good currency. This applies to the real world too. If you’re a writer who has a web designer friend, you can ask them to help you with your website for free or for a cheaper price. If you know an IT person you can say goodbye to your computer problems.

If you connect with people who know search engine optimization, blogging, freelancing, and the like, and if you develop good relationships with them, it’s as good as saying you have those skills yourself. And I mean it in a very positive way.

Safe to say, you can also use your personal network as a way to ask for help or feedback (and give yours too). Of course, you need to reciprocate. But you get the idea, right? And if you do it right…

4. It’s A Good Way To Find Clients

You can start a blog that answers common questions about your field, how-to articles, tips, and tutorials or a mix of everything. The thing is, you need to make it useful and be sure to add your personality to it. You need to make sure that everything you publish expresses how well you know your field.

It’s your time to show off. Big time. You are the artist and your blog is your canvas. And you are trying to sell yourself.

If you are a copywriter, be sure to publish tips on how to become a better copywriter. If you are a web designer, publish your best designs. And so on, you get the point.
If your goal is to attract clients through your blog, be sure to design your blog in a way that will scream “Hire me!”

I’ve been blogging actively for almost 4 years now and I can attribute at least 60 successful freelance works that were led to me by my blog, whether it’s web design and development or copywriting. All of these happened while I was employed full-time.

5. It Can Be A Source Of Extra Income (Or Only Income)

You can monetize your blog if it becomes popular. You can make anywhere from a dollar to several thousands of dollars a month depending on how well you market your blog. You can earn by selling your product, someone else’s product (and earn commission), or by placing advertisements on your blog.

If you are wondering how blogs make money, it’s mainly through advertisements and affiliate commissions.
One of my blogs earn somewhere from to 0 monthly, mostly through affiliate commissions. And it’s a good way to earn passive income.

6. It Makes You A Better Communicator

One of the most useful skills to have in this day and age is writing. If you are a good writer, no matter what the field, you instantly become a good communicator and that’s exactly what upper management level jobs require. If your goal is to ascend the corporate ladder, make sure to work on your writing skills. And blogging is the perfect place to start. What makes a good writer is that they write daily.

But if you are not fond of entering the corporate scene and would rather work as a freelancer, being a good writer will definitely do wonders. If you can write the best cover letter, proposal letter, resume, and any kind of text that would entice employers to pick you then you are basically securing your future.

Think about it. If you are looking for a web designer and two people emailed you regarding the project, which one will you pick, the one who writes better or the one who just rambled on endlessly?

7. It Turns You Into A Teacher

With great power comes great responsibility. This also applies to the skills you have. By default, you have a responsibility to help educate people, especially if they are clueless on how to be like you.

Besides, what are you going to use your skills for aside from work? It would be wasteful to just keep them to yourself, especially in today’s age where information flows freely from across the World Wide Web.

Think of it this way, I’m certain that you didn’t learn everything you know right now from school or from books you bought. Most of the practical skills you have you probably learned from free tutorials online. So why not give back?

8. It Forces You To Learn New Things

Blogging is not just about writing and waiting for pageviews. Blogging, in itself, is an art that is comprised of several parts. If you want to make your blog popular (and it should be your goal), you’ll need to learn how to do many things like marketing, SEO, keyword research, basic web and graphic design, and the like.

I daresay if you know Internet marketing and SEO on top of your other skills, you’ll be an invaluable asset to anyone, especially in the online world. If you know how to make things go viral as well as what kind of tools to use in order to have a smooth-faring website, you’ll be an unstoppable entity (like the Batman of the Internet). Simply because you have multiple skills to offer your client.

If you start your own blog and put some serious effort into it, it’s definitely a possibility.

9. It Helps You Strengthen Your Mind

Aside from solidifying your skills through blogging, you get to strengthen your mind as well by delving deeper into different topics.

Just think about the last article you’ve read. What are your thoughts on it? Did you agree or disagree with it? How will you improve on it? The process in itself turns your mind into a more well-rounded inquisitive mind. And the world needs more of that.

Another thing you should keep in mind about blogging is that it’s a process of self-discovery. You can only write your opinions and what you know.

Blogging is also a great way to organize your thoughts. By writing regularly for an audience, you are forcing yourself to form coherent sentences and your mind remembers this process, which you can then incorporate throughout your life.

10. It’s Easy

Blogging is easy and it yields great results. All you need to do is set up a blog and start writing your thoughts about your interests (that are relevant to your work, since you want your blog to be your resume, right?).

Write, improve and learn from other. In the process of doing so, you’ll inadvertently improve not only your work, but also your entire self.

Conclusion

Running your own blog can be time-consuming, but it can also be fun, especially if sharing your knowledge makes you happy. The great thing about blogging is that if you do it right it will pay off big time.

And there are a lot of guides out there that will teach you exactly how to blog. Regardless of your profession and speciality, I highly suggest that you put your expertise online for the world to see.

Show yourself off online.

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Web design

10 Reasons To Keep Blogging In 2015

Blogging is basically the new resume. Your potential employer and clients will Google your name. And if they see that you have a blog, rest assured that they will browse through it. Now, your blog should contain what you want others to see you as: as a writer, web designer, marketer, or whatever you are.

This helps boost credibility and the blog itself may serve as a work portfolio with all your knowledge put into it. Besides that, you can also earn on the side. If you need more convincing on why you should start a blog (or continue on with your current one), here I give you 10 reasons why you should still blog in 2015.

1. It’s A Resume In Action

If you are looking to create the perfect resume, especially if you are in web design and development as well as writing and graphic design, blogging about your focus is basically a resume in action. It tells people that you know what you are doing. Employers and clients might as well skip the interview part.

Take for example web designers who regularly publish tutorials about how to build websites on their own blogs. That, in itself, is a testament that they know what they are doing.

Suppose a man handed you their business card and it has their website, email address, phone number, and business address written on it. Which would you be most likely to use first? Are you going to email the guy or call him, or send him a letter?

If you don’t already have one, start a blog and include your blog address on everything. Your resume, business card, letters, social media profiles, and maybe even place a sticker of it on the back of your car.

2. It Increases Your Credibility And Authority

Companies and individuals are going crazy about building up their brand. They want themselves to be presented to the public in a way that will make them a credible authority in their niche. Of course, that’s the goal, and blogging is the easiest method to accomplish it.

Put yourself in the place of potential clients or employers. Suppose you have ten resumes on your desk and only two of them have their own blogs. Wouldn’t you be curious about these two and read their blogs? And if you like what you see, wouldn’t you give them a higher score than the rest?

This is a useful trick that works most of the time. If you have a blog, people will trust you more. The same thing happens with businesses. Notice how people will trust a business more if it has its own website. The same goes for individuals.

3. It Makes Networking Easier

Blogging connects you with like-minded people and in this competitive world having the right people in your network is equivalent to good currency. This applies to the real world too. If you’re a writer who has a web designer friend, you can ask them to help you with your website for free or for a cheaper price. If you know an IT person you can say goodbye to your computer problems.

If you connect with people who know search engine optimization, blogging, freelancing, and the like, and if you develop good relationships with them, it’s as good as saying you have those skills yourself. And I mean it in a very positive way.

Safe to say, you can also use your personal network as a way to ask for help or feedback (and give yours too). Of course, you need to reciprocate. But you get the idea, right? And if you do it right…

4. It’s A Good Way To Find Clients

You can start a blog that answers common questions about your field, how-to articles, tips, and tutorials or a mix of everything. The thing is, you need to make it useful and be sure to add your personality to it. You need to make sure that everything you publish expresses how well you know your field.

It’s your time to show off. Big time. You are the artist and your blog is your canvas. And you are trying to sell yourself.

If you are a copywriter, be sure to publish tips on how to become a better copywriter. If you are a web designer, publish your best designs. And so on, you get the point.
If your goal is to attract clients through your blog, be sure to design your blog in a way that will scream “Hire me!”

I’ve been blogging actively for almost 4 years now and I can attribute at least 60 successful freelance works that were led to me by my blog, whether it’s web design and development or copywriting. All of these happened while I was employed full-time.

5. It Can Be A Source Of Extra Income (Or Only Income)

You can monetize your blog if it becomes popular. You can make anywhere from a dollar to several thousands of dollars a month depending on how well you market your blog. You can earn by selling your product, someone else’s product (and earn commission), or by placing advertisements on your blog.

If you are wondering how blogs make money, it’s mainly through advertisements and affiliate commissions.
One of my blogs earn somewhere from to 0 monthly, mostly through affiliate commissions. And it’s a good way to earn passive income.

6. It Makes You A Better Communicator

One of the most useful skills to have in this day and age is writing. If you are a good writer, no matter what the field, you instantly become a good communicator and that’s exactly what upper management level jobs require. If your goal is to ascend the corporate ladder, make sure to work on your writing skills. And blogging is the perfect place to start. What makes a good writer is that they write daily.

But if you are not fond of entering the corporate scene and would rather work as a freelancer, being a good writer will definitely do wonders. If you can write the best cover letter, proposal letter, resume, and any kind of text that would entice employers to pick you then you are basically securing your future.

Think about it. If you are looking for a web designer and two people emailed you regarding the project, which one will you pick, the one who writes better or the one who just rambled on endlessly?

7. It Turns You Into A Teacher

With great power comes great responsibility. This also applies to the skills you have. By default, you have a responsibility to help educate people, especially if they are clueless on how to be like you.

Besides, what are you going to use your skills for aside from work? It would be wasteful to just keep them to yourself, especially in today’s age where information flows freely from across the World Wide Web.

Think of it this way, I’m certain that you didn’t learn everything you know right now from school or from books you bought. Most of the practical skills you have you probably learned from free tutorials online. So why not give back?

8. It Forces You To Learn New Things

Blogging is not just about writing and waiting for pageviews. Blogging, in itself, is an art that is comprised of several parts. If you want to make your blog popular (and it should be your goal), you’ll need to learn how to do many things like marketing, SEO, keyword research, basic web and graphic design, and the like.

I daresay if you know Internet marketing and SEO on top of your other skills, you’ll be an invaluable asset to anyone, especially in the online world. If you know how to make things go viral as well as what kind of tools to use in order to have a smooth-faring website, you’ll be an unstoppable entity (like the Batman of the Internet). Simply because you have multiple skills to offer your client.

If you start your own blog and put some serious effort into it, it’s definitely a possibility.

9. It Helps You Strengthen Your Mind

Aside from solidifying your skills through blogging, you get to strengthen your mind as well by delving deeper into different topics.

Just think about the last article you’ve read. What are your thoughts on it? Did you agree or disagree with it? How will you improve on it? The process in itself turns your mind into a more well-rounded inquisitive mind. And the world needs more of that.

Another thing you should keep in mind about blogging is that it’s a process of self-discovery. You can only write your opinions and what you know.

Blogging is also a great way to organize your thoughts. By writing regularly for an audience, you are forcing yourself to form coherent sentences and your mind remembers this process, which you can then incorporate throughout your life.

10. It’s Easy

Blogging is easy and it yields great results. All you need to do is set up a blog and start writing your thoughts about your interests (that are relevant to your work, since you want your blog to be your resume, right?).

Write, improve and learn from other. In the process of doing so, you’ll inadvertently improve not only your work, but also your entire self.

Conclusion

Running your own blog can be time-consuming, but it can also be fun, especially if sharing your knowledge makes you happy. The great thing about blogging is that if you do it right it will pay off big time.

And there are a lot of guides out there that will teach you exactly how to blog. Regardless of your profession and speciality, I highly suggest that you put your expertise online for the world to see.

Show yourself off online.



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20 WordPress Themes To Revamp Your Site For 2015

Despite the fact that there are thousands of WordPress themes available all over the web, it’s still difficult to choose “the one”. WordPress is the best platform to build your blog on as it’s flexible, powerful and full of various features. With all of that available, it only makes the decision that much harder.

In this roundup, I handpicked 20 beautiful blogging WordPress themes to create your own blog. Whether it’s for your personal use or for a more professional purpose, these themes are all of high quality and meet the current trends. Just take a look for yourself and choose the one that suits what you need.

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Free Themes

Free: The Goran Theme by WordPress.com. Goran is a free, responsive and multifunctional theme created for business solutions. The blog you see below is a part of this theme.

Free Themify Base by themifyme. The Themify Base featured below has a clean minimalistic design. This makes it easy for you to use this theme for whatever sort of blog you have in mind.

Free Theme Moments by Site5 WordPress Themes. This awesome blogging WordPress theme has a smooth flat look. The blue header and use of big images makes this one stand out from the crowd.

Free Wilson WordPress Theme by Anders Noren. Wilson is a clean, responsive, and simple WordPress theme for a personal blog. It has cool typography, big images, and a wide left-sidebar menu for easy navigation.

Free Hueman by Alx. This clean minimalistic theme would be perfect for an online magazine with its focus on huge pictures. It features a flexible layout and various styling options.

Free Serene Personal Blogging Theme by Elegant Themes. Serene is a beautiful blogging theme with post format support. It looks lovely thanks to its elegant and spacious design.

Free Time Clean Theme for Blogs by Site5 Web Hosting. This white and clean WordPress theme would be suitable for various sorts of blogs. The red stickers which acts as the time stamp adds some color to an otherwise plain layout.

Free Launch WordPress Theme by Orman Clark. Launch is a cool looking and free WordPress theme for blogging. Small icons near the post title indicate the type of content you share, such as for images, audio or video. It supports any type of multimedia content you may want to upload as well.

Post Theme: Free WordPress Theme by MOONTHEMES. This free WordPress theme has a simple and extremely clean design. You can choose among 8 different layouts, big and small sliders and 9 stylish color styles to personalize the blog.

Free Bushwick WordPress Theme by automattic. Bushwick is a blogging theme that showcases your content alongside beautiful imagery. It includes a slide out menu for your widgets.

Premium Themes

Vienna – Content Focused Personal Blog Theme by juarathemes. Vienna is a WordPress theme designed for magazines, news sites, and blogs. It’s packed with tons of widgets and features. It has 4 header variations and supports all post formats.

Bakerista by Bloggerette Studio. Bakerista is a more feminine sort of WordPress theme with clean elegant design and a lot of white space. This theme would be ideal for a food blog, recipe collection or a site that features DIY items.

GoodInc Responsive Blog & News WordPress Theme by WPExplorer. Goodinc is a bold and unique responsive blogging theme. It features awesome sliders and clever caption areas.

Hemlock – A Responsive WordPress Blog Theme by SoloPine. The clean aesthetic design of this theme adds to its overall appeal. This sleek one-column theme is perfect for creative bloggers of any field.

Ink – A WordPress Blogging theme To Tell Stories by Codestag. Ink is a clean, simple and elegant WordPress theme that adapts to any screen resolution.This theme was created specifically with the idea of making online story telling effortless.

Semantic – Responsive & Clean WordPress Blog Theme by vervethemes. This theme features 3 home page variations and 3 color schemes to choose from. The unique typography style also adds to its charm.

Spartan – News, Blog, Magazine WordPress Theme by WPExplorer. This vivid and bright theme would be a great choice for bloggers and online creatives looking to start their blogging career. The homepage includes an attractive slider with a carousel effect to make your images pop.

Zeyn – Multipurpose WordPress Theme by deTheme. Zeyn is a multipurpose theme for blogging, travelling, wedding, real estate, hotel and any other kind of business. It’s compatible with various browsers and was recently upated.

BuzzBlog – Clean & Personal WordPress Blog Theme by Hercules Design. The name of this theme speaks for itself. BuzzBlog is a clean theme for any kind of blog. For those keen to customize, there are plenty of options available.

Pluto Clean Personal WordPress Masonry Blog Theme by Osetin. You can create a cooking site, household blog, or fashion magazine using this theme as the base. The content area is separated into different sections using blocks to keep things neat.



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