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20 WordPress themes suitable for blogs or news magazines

A significant part of the web design & development community have criticized WordPress that it’s unable to provide a good environment for e-commerce activities. Another part isn’t satisfied because WordPress isn’t the best solution for corporate projects. No matter how far WordPress will evolve, there will always be people that won’t be satisfied with it. In spite of this context, WordPress has its major importance in the Internet evolution that can’t be denied.
People often forget that WordPress was built for sharing ideas and thoughts. The blogs were the main target of WordPress, which is why bloggers want this content management system to remain fully focused only on this aspect. I doubt very much that this thing will be possible, but the WordPress plugins and themes for blogs and news websites must remain a predilection for developers.
Anyway, the ones interested in wonderful WordPress themes for blogs have a large pool of good solutions. If you don’t have enough time or enough patience, we are glad to help you by presenting you a collection of 20 beautiful WordPress themes for blogs and news magazines.

Anatomia

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I purposely started with a classic WordPress theme for blogs: Anatomia is a simple theme that will allow the reader to fully focus on the written content. The design is discrete, but at the same time extremely helpful for the reader. For example I was impressed with the filtering options from the main navigational menu (filter by tag, date or category).

Semantic

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Semantic is a very modern theme, based on Bootstrap 3 that may be perfectly enjoyed no matter the devices used. It has three wonderful homepages and many customization options, including five different font pairs.

Spraymag

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Spraymag is a very complex theme that integrates into a blog/magazine news a forum and a shop, so practically it may be used for multiple purposes. It’s WordPress 4.0 ready, it has 12 inbuilt styles, 12 custom widgets, 4 page templates, 3 featured content design and many other features that will convince you to give heed to it, in the eventuality that you want to achieve a WordPress theme.

Harmony

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Harmony is a wisely selected name for this theme. The white space and the cleanliness inspire harmony and quietism and I believe that this format is perfect for reading. Still this theme is very modern and it may be used for almost any blogging field.

ibloggo

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The previous theme was a very clean one, but it can’t be named minimalist. Well, iBloggo is the perfect theme for those who appreciate the minimalistic style.

Playmag

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Playmag is a theme that fully deserves its place into this honoring list. It has 7 versions of homepage, it is SEO optimized and the blogger may add any types of blog posts. Another plus is the slider from the header; its effects are really eye-catching.

Wonderful

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The blogosphere and social media are deeply connected, therefore any blogger should take into consideration adding social media buttons into the layout of his/her blog. This theme is an example of strong social media integration; obviously, it’s an example of good design, too.

Bloom

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If you are in need of a simple WordPress theme for a personal blog, then Bloom seems to be the right option. It may be considered as a classic theme for a blog format.

Material

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I believe that this theme is better used for news magazines because in a very small area there are displayed many posts titles without annoying the potential reader. It’s based on the new Google design approach, Material, so it may be a winning theme on the medium term perspective.

Paradeigm

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Paradeigm is a masonry inspired WordPress theme for blogs and it will impress the viewers with its modern design and the lack of adornments. I think that it’s suitable for urban or lifestyle blog topics.

Readolog

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If you believe that the colors may negatively affect the focus of the readers, then Readolog is another solution for you. It’s simple, but extremely appealing and the blogger has tons of features and tools to create the most engaging posts.

Bettermag

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Bettermag is a blog theme that could offer its users a wide range of options. It has unlimited colors, sidebars and fonts and in this context it is impossible for a blogger not to be able to create the desired design of the blog. The developers created 11 different versions of this theme and I think that this says a lot about the complexity of this theme.

Gauge

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Gauge is a theme that is very suitable for gaming reviews. The color scheme and the entire design are created having the preferences of the avid gamers in mind. The review system and the video headers are two options almost indispensable for this kind of projects.

Vienna

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Medium was created as a viable alternative for WordPress and no doubt, it has some features that considerable improve the readability. Vienna is a theme suited for any kind of blog and it is a nice mixture of WordPress and Medium. In conclusion, Vienna is a theme that shouldn’t be neglected if you want to improve your blog.

Blogbox

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Blogbox isn’t suitable for news magazine, but it’s the perfect choice for a personal blog. It’s very personal and it gives the impression of warmness, which clearly shows that the lecture would be a pleasure. The centered design and the lack of sidebars give me the impression that it was influenced by the Medium, too.

Snaptube

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We often associate blogs with written content which isn’t totally true. Nowadays, there are many blogs that contain video posts and Snaptube is a great theme for such projects. The design is very elegant and the white background is wisely selected because in this way, the eyes of the viewers are better focused on the videos.

Litemag

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Unlike the previous one, this theme perfectly matches a news magazine or a professional blog. The layout allows the viewer to see many blog posts and check out his / her favorite ones. Of course, it’s responsive, retina ready and SEO optimized- these features having a capital importance for a magazine news.

Typist

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Typist is a theme for bloggers that focuses 100% of their endeavors only on writing, the design being neglected. It doesn’t mean that the theme is poor designed; on the contrary, it’s beautiful, but extremely discrete and lacking unnecessary elements.

Margot

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Margot is a theme that is suitable for news magazine; it impresses with the nice design and extensive use of images. I guess that the potential readers would be satisfied to read the latest news from a Margot based website.

Fall

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I purposely added this theme the last, since it represents the inner essence of WordPress: a good user experience, no distraction and typography perfection. Do you agree with me?
Do you have a favorite theme that hasn’t been added here that you like more? In this case, please add it in the comment form, in order for us to be able to insert it in a future collection.

20 modern visually appealing Drupal themes

WordPress is the most famous and used content management system (CMS) and its position seems that won’t be endangered in the immediate future. The great advantage of WordPress is its universality and the fact that people accustomed to it. In fact, there are many other CMS that are as simple and user-friendly as WordPress is, but people don’t care about them. As long as a theme and some plugins may transform a basic WordPress website into any kind of projects, the lack of interest for other CMSs is normal.
Drupal is one of the best CMS, but only approximately 2.1% from the total of online presences are build using this solution. It’s very subjective to express a decent opinion if this percentage is small of big. It will be great to have your opinion about, so feel free to use the comment form to let us know your thoughts about Drupal.
The Drupal community is very active and in the last time the endeavors of the Drupal developers are more obvious. The latest themes created are really wonderful and we already exhibited here some of the most beautiful ones. The Drupal theme creators developed amazing themes from the latest post published here and it’s time to offer you a new set of amazing themes. Check them, enjoy and use these in the eventuality that you are interested in purchasing a Drupal theme.

Spring

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Spring a Drupal theme that is suitable for portfolio projects. It’s retina ready and responsive, based on Bootstrap 3, the user may choose from 5 different homepages and he/she has unlimited options to customize the theme. One of the most attracting aspects of this theme are the social media buttons- big, bolded and well-designed.

Nevermind

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Nevermind is a great Drupal theme that may be used for a large variety of projects. It is very modern, the cleanliness, the cool and readable typography and the dynamic page transitions being some of the features that contribute to the modern look of the template. The user may choose a boxed or a wide layout and there are many other options to tailor the theme according to the needs.

Bedford

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Retro is always cool and Bedfort is a great example to sustain this idea. This Drupal theme is very simple, but at the same time, very complete. It is aimed for portfolios or blogs, but its destination must be in accordance with the retro design. Despite its retro aspect, Bedfort is responsive and retina ready, so it may be enjoyed no matter the device used.

Shoot

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If you want a complex Drupal theme, then Shoot is really a solution. It comes with 20 different versions so there is nothing more to add…practically, it’s impossible not to be satisfied by at least a single version.

Mukam

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Mukam is another brilliant theme and its features speak for themselves: fully responsive, retina ready, 8 different headers, 8 top sections, 20 sliders, various animation effects and Google maps and video integration.

Cleanse

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Cleanse is a pure flat Drupal theme that is suitable for portfolios. Beside the beauty of flat design, this theme was added here due to the nice colors and due to the smart use of white space.

Real Estast

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This theme is perfect for real estate projects. The white background let the user fully focus on the images and contributes to express luxury and quality. The forms of the advanced filter convinced me that this theme is designed by a skilled team.

Flat Metro

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Metro is another design approach much debated these days. Flat Metro is a Drupal theme that is Metro inspired, it’s extremely simple, but paradoxically, it’s multipurpose. Obviously, it may be fully customized so there is no worry that your website may look alike others.

Progressive

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Progressive is a very complex Drupal theme that contains more than 200 items. It has all the webpages for any kind of projects, including 404 webpage. What impressed me is that there isn’t just a single version of 404 webpage…the template has three solutions.

Stilo

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If you are searching for a Drupal theme suitable for a modern portfolio, then Stilo is for you. It’s simple and elegant, the generous white space let the viewer enjoy the items showcased and the nice sliding and page transitions create a very modern atmosphere.

Minima

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It’s normal to add it in this list a theme that is minimalist. No matter the trends, a minimalist website would be always highly appreciated. Now, it’s the case of Minima- a minimalistic theme that offers many customization options.

Flatize

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Flatize is an e-commerce Drupal theme that almost sure will satisfy even the most demanding tastes. There is nothing to distract the viewers, but at the same time, the website is complete. Obviously, it may be easily customized and it has even a blog section.

Beige

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Beige is another modern theme that is multipurpose. It’s built on Bootstrap framework, but you shouldn’t be afraid that there would be other websites looking alike to it because the developers of it really tried all their best. Beige would captivate anyone attention due to the slide effects and due to the bold buttons.

MDST

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MDST is a very original Drupal theme that will amaze everyone with the unconventional menu. The submenus are situated at the extremities of the layout…how many websites did you visit having such a menu? Another original idea is the use of horizontal scrolling…definitely, the theme is developed taking into account the mobile users.

PSDN

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The ones that need a colorful and joyful online presence should visit PSDN, a great Drupal theme. It’s one of the purest flat constructions, so you have all the reason to check it and eventually to buy it!

Wunderkind

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This theme is in opposition with the previous one from the color perspective. Wunderkind is a one page website that is based on a mostly black and white combination. The theme contains 4 different homepages, 15 premade color skins, Font Awesome icons, extensive documentation and many other features that can’t be ignored.

Montage

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Montage is a special theme because it brings a new type of layout into the market. I strongly recommend visiting this theme, the words are powerless in these cases. The alignment is totally new and the dynamic effects are cool; I may bet that none will become bored with such an online presence.

Elos

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Elos is a Drupal theme that is a living example of what means good design, talent, and respect for clients. The theme is multipurpose, it has webpages for any kind of projects and all are beautifully designed.

Simpleflex

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This theme is suitable for portfolios and it’s specially created for a great mobile experience. It’s distinguishable due to the bold and big typography and the large sections of pure colors; of course, it’s flat inspired.

Fullscreen

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Fullscreen is a theme designed for showcasing photos and I think that is one of the best themes for photographers.
Drupal is a CMS that can’t be neglected and the above themes convinced you that it’s true this idea. It will be great to share the post with your friends and if you want to stay in touch with us, please follow us on Twitter or check our Facebook page!

20 amazing WordPress themes for entertainment projects

“Dreams won’t work unless you do.” Though I don’t remember the author of this statement I guided myself according to this. I’m quite sure that many of you agree and act accordingly.
Work is an important part of our lives and no matter the area of activity, we follow pretty much the same patterns. The evolution changed in many ways the work we do but it didn’t change the need itself for work. Either we like it or not, we have to work.
Another undeniable fact is that we are not robots. We can’t work 24/7. We have enough energy for a daily job, for daily jobs if there are many, we have energy for any freelance activity we might have but we always need a break. I began my idea saying that we are not robots but also the robots need maintenance.
There are many ways people choose to “recharge the batteries”. Listening to music, enjoying the good food in a quiet restaurant or simply a lunch break in a café are only a few choices people make in order to come back fresh and ready for work.
While some people enjoy their leisure time, other people must work in order to make this possible. Those involved in entertainment industry know this better than anyone else. The same rule applies in the design area too. When entrepreneurs need an astonishing online presence, designers must work hard to provide quality.
Creating websites related to entertainment is a pleasant job. Designers have the chance to be as creative they can. This job still requires a lot of work since people with various tastes will be the judges for their work.
I am afraid that too many words will keep you away from the true meaning of entertainment projects as seen online. Let’s get closer to it by analyzing some WordPress themes related to this.

Berg

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For those willing to design a theme for a restaurant, Berg is a fine example. No need to say that is functional on many levels (any nowadays responsiveness is a mandatory condition for any website). With many other interesting features like blogs, galleries, booking section, Berg is a really tasty theme.

Angkloong

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If I were into music industry my website would look pretty much like Angkloon. This is a complete theme for any music project. Shop, event list, photo and video galleries and blog sections cover all areas of a music project.

Smooth

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What I always loved in design was originality. There is no surprise as all those who benefit from this love the same thing. Smooth is a theme that shows a lot of originality. Great ideas are simple and this theme fully emphasizes this. It covers all areas of a music project in a simpler manner by highlighting the exact information needed to be offered.

Triven

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The expression culinary art used to describe the food making process finds from time to time its true meaning. Extremely talented chefs transform an ordinary habit into an art. Triven is the theme that makes the design an art in the restaurant business. Although a multipurpose theme, it is perfect for a restaurant project.

Colette

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Colette is a perfect WordPress theme for any restaurant, brasserie, pub, bar or any other restaurant business. This theme is focused both on interacting with the online audience and on products provided.

Night Rock

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NightRock is another theme that would delight music fans and any other visitors. This is a complete theme focused on selling (WooCommerce support) but also it keeps all the other elements required for a competitive music website.

Munch

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Munch is another tasty theme. Ideal for restaurants, bars, cafes this theme will sure attract any business owner and what’s more important the clients.

Kataleya

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Unlike other themes designed as multipurpose themes, Kataleya is special designed for restaurants, pizza and coffee shops. The best part is that it contains 3 themes, one for each particular business. A delight, isn’t it?

Vocal Music Event

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Music is in many occasions more than a hobby. Vocal fully highlights this statement. This is a complete theme for any music business you might be into. All elements are combined in such harmony that will make you wonder if it looks great or it sounds better.

The flavour

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In any business seriousness is mandatory in order to attract clients. Restaurants have always applied this principle. The Flavour is a fine example of how a classy theme should look alike. Seriousness and hospitality are the two words inspired by this theme.

Glamour

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Just from first “steps” into Glamour Nightclub theme you get into party zone. No matter you own a nightclub, you want to go to a nightclub or you want to design a theme for. You will get inspired on every level to party.

Event

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As a music fan I was always in search for websites related to music. It is a real pleasure to find a theme built with this purpose in mind. Event is ideal for an event (who would have guessed?) planning website. Future and past events are brought to life by cool animation effects.

Spikes

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Another complete music-bands theme is Spikes. It offers you all the elements for a band or singer willing to be known worldwide. Worldwide becomes even easier to achieve with WPML feature. Your events, album releases will be read in over 40 languages.

Nosh

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Smart, modern, robust and amazingly customizable, Nosh is another mouth-watering theme. Any restaurant becomes more accessible and attractive with such a theme.

Garnish

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When you offer more is a sure thing that you’ll be noticed. Garnish is one of those themes that cover all demands. There is no requirement in restaurant businesses area not to be answered by this theme. Book your table now!

Clubix

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The many options that Clubix theme offers compel us to save a place in this list. It is a perfect theme to illustrate the nightlife – crowded, busy, offering and entertaining.

Beatheaven

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Beatheaven is another music WordPress theme that will delight both your eyes and ears. Built on a classic template, it shows its originality in multitude of features included.

Unik

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When competition is harsh, originality is the key. Unik is a theme that gives a lesson on how should things be done the same but completely different. You will find all the needed features for a music website and more.

Good ol Wine

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Good Ol’ Wine is a theme created for wine enthusiasts and wineries. It is of course built in a classy and elegant style that will make you see the glass half full.

Sweet Life

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I don’t avoid using the word “minimal” but I prefer to use “smart” instead. Sweet Life theme is a theme that focuses entirely on presenting the products. This is a good theme for restaurants and ideal for cafés. It will sure sweeten your business.

Showcasing a list in design industry is always a challenging task because of the many possible choices. Unfortunately this list is more or less subjective. If there are themes that you find suited for this list, share with us your opinion. Also don’t forget to share this post with your friends via social media.

20 wonderful WordPress themes for photographers’ portfolios

An image makes more than 1000 words. This statement proved itself to be true for many times. No matter how precise spoken or written words can be, an image “speaks” directly to the viewer.
There are areas which are even more challenging when is about creating images.
Photography is one of the examples. The art of painting delighted people from the oldest ages across entire history. Even nowadays the painters are highly appreciated. But there came a moment in history when capturing an image wasn’t a subjective issue anymore.
Later on the new art of photography evolved becoming more and more complex. We have nowadays art galleries for painting, for photography or better than we could have been imagined years ago galleries for painting and photography combined.
But today came earlier than expected. The speed of evolution caught everything in its whirlpool and changed the world. Nowadays, no matter the area of interest you are in you need to have at least a decent online presence. The requirements are set even higher for those who need by nature of their work to expose themselves and their creation.
Creating portfolios was necessary from the first freelancer. The need to present work in order to get appreciation and later a new job became mandatory in online environment.
When creating this particular type of theme, designers are easily conquered. The task of creating portfolios for photographers is both challenging and satisfying. The design must rise to the artwork’s level presented but still must emphasize it.
An image makes more than 1000 words was the statement I started with. That’s why I invite you to watch, admire and analyze a few WordPress themes for photographers’ portfolios.

SQA

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SQA is the type of portfolio that everyone should start with. The many choices for presenting the photos make this theme very suitable for any designer that needs to create a portfolio or even for a photographer. Very important to mention… it gathers the technical requirements that any theme should have; it’s retina ready and fully responsive.

Bleecker

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Bleecker theme is perfect for those photographers who want to present a classy look. Mobile touch optimized, retina ready and fully responsive it connects classy with modern for an amazing portfolio theme.

Santino

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Santino is the complete choice for any photographer. It contains many features that will delight the viewers but most of all the galleries and the effects are stunning. It certainly adds value to any portfolio.

Darkroom

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Minimal, responsive, with fullscreen slideshows, videos and woocommerce ready, Darkroom suites perfectly for the common saying “less is more”. According to many customization options provided, Darkroom is literary more.

Phototastic

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Phototastic is another theme suitable for a photography portfolio. Any option you’ll have for the homepage you will be delight the viewers form the very beginning. You will delight them even further with many gallery choices you’ll have.

Leepho

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Leepho is all about the photos. With only a few options for gallery display it still emphasizes what is really important – the photography.

Oyster

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Oyster comes with unlimited capabilities being yet easy editable. It comes with so many customization options that you can say it is itself a portfolio. Creating a portfolio will be an easy task with this theme and satisfying as well. Any photographer willing to use it will be amazed by many choices will have to present his/her work.

Fullscreen

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FullScreen is a beautifully responsive photography / creative portfolio theme. With rather a minimal design it is built around the idea of simply presenting photos as they are, with not many other features included – a brave idea that surely pays off.

Azura

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Azura is built on the same idea as FullScreen but to another level. It offers so many customization options for galleries that can’t be missed by any photographer.

Blend

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Blend is a fullscreen photography theme which is designed to focus on displaying photos. The fullscreen slider can be nothing but success when is about photos.

Objective

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Objective is a one-page portfolio and photography theme with fullscreen slider. It’s such a beautiful constructed theme that you won’t even notice the minimalist design. It sure looks very complex when you take advantage of many customization options.

Jkreativ

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Jkreativ is not especially designed for photographers’ portfolios but it is a more than complete theme. Ultra multipurpose is the description of the creators and it sure acts according its description. A theme that gathers more themes couldn’t miss our list.

Pure Photo

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Pure Photo was created as a multipurpose theme but it suites especially for professional photographers, designers, video designers and studios. It has everything a photographer might need for a professional presentation of his/her work.

Kubb

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Kubb is a flat and responsive theme with a clean design which will be a great solution for any portfolio. The many choices for portfolios will surely attract the photographers.

BRMSL

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BRMSL shows from the very beginning that was especially designed for presenting photos. With this idea in mind, designers’ work couldn’t be above perfection so it stays simply perfect.

Photogenic

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Photogenic is another theme created for showcasing photos. As it was especially designed for such a purpose, the result couldn’t be other than amazing. The social plugin for Instagram helps also amateur photographers to showcase their photos.

Devendo

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Devendo is another flat portfolio theme that will delight by itself the viewer and then by the multiple ways of emphasizing the art showcased. Any theme that offers more for the price of a single theme surely deserves any customer attention. The photographers will certainly have an eye for this.

Photex

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A portfolio, even a good one, needs a good presentation. An expert in visual arts, as a photographer is, will sure appreciate the Photex theme. Built for one purpose only, seems a very good option for any portfolio.

The Gentleman

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The Gentleman theme comes like many other multipurpose themes with the great advantage of having other features included. If beyond photos showcased, the owner needs other features to complete his/her portfolio, The Gentleman theme is a perfect option.

Grafika

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You might have noticed that fullscreen themes are my weakness. Grafika is not an exception. It keeps the standards to a high level for showcasing photos, which make it another theme that couldn’t be missed form our collection.

An image makes more than 1000 words but still feel free to express your opinions on this post. If you have other themes suited for photographers’ portfolios that you want to bring to everybody’s attention, let us know. Also feel free to share this post with your friends.

20 amazing WordPress themes for travelling projects

Our presence in the online environment is mostly related to work. That is a fact no one can deny. There are aspects in this work that refer to creativity, fun and entertainment but this isn’t a rule or the main reason for us being here.
Sometimes though, being a designer, no matter if you work for a company or as a freelancer, turns to be a really entertaining job. I think many of you found at least once that working for projects that require creativity could be fun. That must have been the feeling of those who created themes for travelling projects.
Although a sensitive job, which needs an attractive seriousness, creating themes for travelling projects is always a stimulating job. The amount of information is usually huge and amazing structures are needed to make all the information at hand.
When is about travelling people need a preview of the memories they are about to share, that is why another aspect, not important but mandatory is the photo area of a theme.
Covering such a huge area, this topic is better illustrated by the creation itself. In order to support our opinion, we invite you to analyze, to admire the following WordPress themes. You will find more than information and pictures.

Trendy Travel

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Paradise Cove

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Libro

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Royal

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Monarch

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Wildcat

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Welcome Inn

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Love Travel

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Nation Hotel

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Bed Breakfast

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Vierra

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Book Your Travel

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Soho

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Viva Hotel Premium

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Anchor Inn Hotel

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Tour Package

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Grand Hotel

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Royal Gold

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Dignitas

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Paradise Hotel

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Most likely you were impressed by the mixture of business seriousness and creativity. We are quite sure that you were inspired either to travel, or to create a theme for travelling projects of your own.
We are also sure that by “travelling” on the Internet you found many other interesting WordPress themes for travelling projects. They can compete to these from the list or they can join to fulfill all the demands, that is why we invite you to share with us your opinions and with your friends our post.

20 themes, templates and plugins for a creative agency website

Internet is no longer a place for information exchange, even though this was the initial purpose of the Internet creators. Nowadays, the online environment is turning, more and more, into a realm of entrepreneurs. Altogether, the Internet is an unlimited informational resource and all of us are free to use it. The huge Internet growing positively affects our daily life and we should be thankful to the ones that realized this fact: the web designers.
The websites wouldn’t look so beautiful unless the web designers worked hard to satisfy the client’s requirements. People constantly need more and better websites, which means that the designers work under huge pressure, almost on a daily basis. The competition amongst web designers is pretty harsh and it determines that only the best to survive in this field.
A capital reference for any designer or creative agency is the portfolio. It’s a website or a social media account where only the best works created are showcased. In fact, a portfolio is the identity card of the designer/creative agency. No doubt, a single modest item added into the portfolio has the potential to “convince” people to search for other solutions.
If you want to create a portfolio or the actual one doesn’t look good then we have good news for you. We created a list of 20 themes, templates and plugins that may be used for a portfolio. Each item from this list was carefully analyzed; therefore here is the crème de la crème!

Vesa

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One single page websites are very appreciated by the average Internet users, so having a portfolio based on this idea sounds as a good solution. Vesa is a great WordPress theme, Bootstrap based, retina ready that is very customizable. It’s suitable for modern creative agencies and personally, I think that is one of the most attractive theme released this year. What do you think? Am I right?

Strap

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Strap is a WordPress theme designed for creative agencies, too. This theme is very nice and funny, therefore it’s recommended using it only if the core values of the agencies don’t require a more formal approach. Even though the theme is funny, it doesn’t mean that the team that developed it isn’t serious. They fully deserve our prides because the theme is very complex and good looking.

Lion

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Lion is a WordPress theme that comes in seven different skins and I’m sure that its features will convince anyone that it is a very reliable solution for a good portfolio: drag & drop builder, normal or one page format, vertical or horizontal header, full width or boxed design, many cool sliders etc.

Brackets

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A good portfolio should let the user focus on the items showcased rather than impress with its various effects and animations. The ones that embrace these ideas must look closer to Brackets – a WordPress theme that is discrete and simple.

Studio9

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Studio9 is the prototype of a good looking complete portfolio. The cool flat design reveals the modern approach of the team while the “About us” page creates a more personal relationship with the potential customers.

Metroid

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Metroid is a very simple Metro style based WordPress theme. It’s more suitable for freelance web designers because it’s extremely simple and it looks very similar to a v-card. In spite of its simplicity, any potential customer may have a clear idea about the skills of the designers in just few seconds.

One

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One is a very modern and elegant website template. In addition to a good looking layout, there are other features as HTML5 video sliders and full screen players, Google Maps API support, Font-awesome icons that made it stand apart from other templates.

Xstream

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Xstream is another modern website template. Its customization options are endless, the creators presenting five different versions of this template. The landing page is Metro inspired and it definitely gets a good mark at the originality chapter.

Superme

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Superme is a website template created for the ones that don’t have web design skills or/and don’t have too much time to create and maintain their portfolio. The landing page is a huge grid of images featuring the previous works. Simple, but effective, isn’t it?

Jolly Folio

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This website template impressed me due to the smart use of negative space and the big, bold and readable typography. The template may be used for multiple purposes, but it’s the most suitable for creative agencies.

Jana

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Jana is an example of good design. This template is made of the “classic” components of a portfolio, so you may think that it has nothing special. Altogether, if you choose to see the life preview, you will be amazed by the design aesthetics. In conclusion, I added it here!

Eshra

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Eshra is an Adobe Muse template that is more suitable for freelancers that are passionate about photography. The black and white color combination creates a special atmosphere that will impress the customers. It comes in three versions: Static, Fullscreen Video and Fullscreen Slider Background and all of them look pretty good.

Portfolio Muse

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Portfolio Muse is a very standard, but pleasant portfolio that seems more suitable for individual freelancers. The flat design and the parallax effect create a modern and dynamic approach while the simplicity of the template will create the idea of a pragmatic and efficient freelancer. Under these circumstances, it’s almost sure that the clients will contact the respective freelancer.

CCSlider

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A good modality of impressing the potential customers is the use of an attractive slider. CCSlider is a really stunning plugin that provides the user with a huge array of sliding options. You may check the demo to see the effects and I am sure that you will be fascinated by it!

Cube Slider

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Cube Slider is a plugin that creates a 3D sliding effect. By installing this plugin you will add a plus of dynamism and originality to the website. Let’s hope that the customers will resist to the sliding temptations and will focus on the items exposed.

Contact Form

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Let’s suppose that the works showcased in the portfolio convinced the potential customers to ask for your services. Don’t you think it would be a pity if they changed their mind due to a poor contact form? It won’t ever happen if you install this plugin; it creates a beautiful contact form that is connected with Google Maps.

Premium SEO Pack

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No matter how visually appealing a portfolio is or how well done are the projects exhibited, without being on the first positions in the search of the clients everything is in vain. SEO Pack is a complete plugin that will help in making your portfolio way “friendlier” with the spiders of the search engines.

SEO Studio

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SEO Study is another plugin that helps the users to obtain a better search engine positioning. It contains 32 tools for better optimization as Estimate PageRank, Analyze Links, Website Speed Test, and Check Headers so it’s obvious that it’s a powerful plugin that shouldn’t be missed.

MyMail

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In order to let people know the latest offers & news, it’s a good idea, from time to time, to send them an email. A newsletter plugin may resolve this fact and MyMail is one of the best solutions. It has tons of options, including a complete analyze of the newsletters sent.

Social Media Tabs

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Finally, the last item from this list is a plugin that will help the portfolio owners to have a solid social media presence. It’s one of the most complete plugins that is very customizable and no doubt, it manages to satisfy everyone’s tastes.
If you want to create a stunning portfolio, I hope that these themes, templates and plugins will be useful for you. It will be great to know if any of the above items helped you in creating a new one or if they have improved your existing portfolio.

20 top selling WordPress themes

From its very beginning until nowadays Internet is continuously growing and much more than that, in the last several years this growth was faster and faster. That led to a migration of almost anything that surrounds us into online.
No matter what you’re looking for, you will most likely find it online. There are many beautiful things in life that must be kept outside Internet, but I’m one of those who thinks that this invention influenced our lives for better.
From many things that Internet changed for good and forever was the business environment. New jobs appeared, new ways of selling, new rich people… For all of us that we are trying to reach the peak, there are many things to learn. If we pay attention we may see that success has some patterns. Into web designers’ community there are many friendly and helpful people, but still the competition is harsh. No matter the amount of opportunities there are more people staying in line to take advantage of them. I think all of us know what web design is about: skills, hard work, continuously preparation, communicating with clients. Although the patterns are well known by anyone in this area, there are some who really turn the opportunities in their favor.
Since WordPress was released until the very moment you are reading this, there were people, web designers that saw the opportunity. Selling WordPress themes is only one of the many activities that may bring you success. We showcased from time to time amazing creations, but I suggest you to take a look at the very best. Is not an easy job to compare creations in which subjective opinions may occur, but at least from any point of view we may call them that way, the best- because they are top selling WordPress themes. That being said, let’s take some insides.

Avada

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It is a custom to save the best for the last. This time I chose to start with the best for a better illustration of how a theme should look like. Avada is the perfect pick for any kind of website. It gathers all the must have criteria: it’s responsive, retina ready, it has many cool sliders, many customization options; all in all, it is a complete template which offers more than one website for buyer. No wonder is #1 selling WordPress theme.

uDesign

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I take a look from time to time to the client’s comments on a theme. I must say that this is not the best criteria to evaluate someone’s work, but it can provide some useful information. For uDesign the clients emphasize an important aspect – the support. uDesign convinced me that next to the quality of their work (a fully responsive website, SEO optimized, unlimited customization options) is something very important in any business and in particular this business – satisfying the clients’ needs.

Karma

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Karma is coming with a more playful approach. There is no harm to be that way when creating a theme; what matters more is to find the proper usage for such a theme.

Striking

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Striking got my attention for its photo sliders. I think it is ideal for any business that uses many pictures or even for a personal presentation website. I encourage you to take a look; it might suit you.

Enfold

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If Striking doesn’t satisfy your demands regarding the portfolio you have to present, than Enfold is the answer. It can be used in many ways but for such a purpose like a portfolio is just perfect.

King Size

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I rarely make statements regarding the best or the worse theme as each of them has its uniqueness. When it comes about King Size I have to do it though. It is the best photo theme that I’ve seen it so far. Don’t take it for granted, check it!

Modernize

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Moderinze is an appropriate name for this theme. It shows a good mixture of classy, simple and modern. All in all, it’s a WooCommerce based template that would make a great website no matter the usage of it.

Infocus

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inFocus is offering in fact not one but three themes. It’s a real bargain because all three are fully customizable, fully responsive, in fact we get three themes paying just for one. It seems to me a serious reason to take a look.

Core

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Sometimes less is more. Core fully uses the meaning of this saying. And what is more important, its minimalistic design doesn’t lack any important feature. It is just perfect for websites entirely focused on portfolios.

Dandelion

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Dandelion is very suitable for creative agencies that want to let the user to focus only on the items uploaded. This theme is very discrete and simple, it’s impossible to distract the user.

Mayashop

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MayaShop have a design very similar to the precedent theme; it’s simple and unobtrusive. Altogether, this theme is destined for e-commerce activities. In spite of its simplicity, the user have all the conditions to make the desired purchases.

Kallyas

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Kallyas is another fine example of a complete WordPress theme. The bad news is that adding this theme to your WordPress powered website will take longer than usual because it’s extremely difficult to select only few webpages to add. No doubt that this theme is one of the best!

Dynamix

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This theme is another example of how should look a multipurpose WordPress theme: unlimited customization options, tons of attractive sliders, high quality images, responsive layout and all these are combined with good aesthetics.

Bigbang

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The classic is new with BigBang. If you need a website where to constantly add new information, if you want to make your website more interactive, the classic blog is a perfect solution and that bring our attention to BigBang.

Salient

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Salient is another theme that comes loaded with all the ingredients of a good website. Definitely, this theme is extremely complex and modern and I strongly believe that the words can’t describe this masterwork.

Inovado

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Inovado offers all the features necessary for a multipurpose website while keeping a simple aspect. That, I say, makes it a good choice for e-Commerce area.

Openhouse

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If you are in real estate business or in automotive, this theme is especially built for that purpose. I’m sure you’ll find it both useful and entertaining. It gives a totally new face to your business.

Sahifa

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Sahifa was intended to be a news, magazine and blog template. It is a real hit if you ask me. Beautifully designed and well structured, it can be any magazine’s website or, why not, of a more complex personal blog.

Invictus

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Invictus is another WordPress theme suited for portfolios. It’s specially created for the needs of ones than need to present images or videos. It’s image and video full screen, but it’s 100% responsive so you shouldn’t worry about the potential problems when it’s rendered using mobile devices.

Yin Yang

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Yin & Yang is a minimalistic theme which provides to anyone interested in presenting the work a dynamic and easy to use, easy to access website. The simplicity is strongly emphasized by the black and white format and by the extensive use of negative space.

As I stated in the beginning of this post, the Internet is constantly growing. Its fast growth and development can change in many ways the world as we know it. Based on this idea and on the works presented here I hope I gave you a few more useful ideas about how a WordPress theme should look like. No matter if you intend to purchase or to create one (let’s hope that it will get soon in this list) it’s surely useful to have been admiring the best.

20 fresh, simple and good looking Ghost themes

Simplicity seems to be appreciated worldwide. Everything that is simple, but functional and efficient is brilliant. Even flat design, the current most used design approach emphasizes the beauty of simplicity.
Ghost is a new blogging platform that is created to make writing and reading simple and enjoyable. The truth is that WordPress may be the base of a simple layout, too, but the simplicity and the cleanliness of Ghost can hardly be achieved.
This new WordPress “competitor” is special because it’s not created with the purpose of being minimalist or simple. It’s created just to assure the perfect environment for reading- neither more nor less. This interesting idea attracted tons of new users and it seems that Ghost is a platform that will be extensively used in the next years.
Building a layout for a Ghost theme looks like a simple task, but in fact it’s extremely difficult. Yeah, the design is so simple that the creator doesn’t have too many UI items to add, but the real matter is what should be left, to make the reading a pleasure. The real essence is to insert into the layout just the vital elements to efficiently navigate, anything else being removed. Creating/selling Ghost themes is a very recent design activity and it seems that it may be a profitable one because the need for these themes is in perpetual growing.
The next themes are for your inspiration, but you may buy them. All the themes are fresh and looking great and they will surely enhance your blog. It will be great to know which one is your favourite, so use the comment form to let us know! Also, please share the post with your friends!

Poly

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Magma

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Blogify

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Tasty

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Brasil

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Penman

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Interstellar

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Uhuru

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Nonus

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Helios

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Omikron

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Ghostwall

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Aperture

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Kuntilanak

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Fixy

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Blue bird

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Rain

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Banquo

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Curri

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Fruity

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20 impressive responsive Magento themes

We are at the end of the year and usually in this period people are making plans for future and are setting new targets and deadlines. Of course, this approach is valid for everything human crafted. Personally, I think that every designer should make an own analyse about his evolution and what should be done in the year to come. I think that this moment makes the difference between a good designer and an expert. While the good designer studies the trends and tries learning new techniques in this respect, the expert searches for the essence. It will be amazing for the design community to share these personal analyses with other fellows because in this way more designers may focus on the “right things”.
According to my humble analyse, the future of web design is related to the degree of Internet integration into the economy. More pragmatically, the more entrepreneurs invest money into online, the better for web designers.
Nowadays, the online stores are something common and the designers should focus on providing a better environment for the entrepreneurs. Magento is a great solution for maintaining an e-commerce entity and the designers should pay closer attention to it. The truth is that Magento is dedicated to large businesses, but by taking into account its impressive features, it seems an interesting focal point for any designer.
If you are not sure about the potential of Magento, we created a cool round-up article to showcase 20 impressive Magento themes. Enjoy the post and please let us know your opinion about Magento and your plans for the next year!

Big shop

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Bookshop

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Mt brave

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Metro store

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Aries

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Maxshop

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Argona

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Cance

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Emphasis

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Candy box

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Platinum

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Petsy

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Sm Bakery

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Precise

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Mago

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Parfijure

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Maxxi

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Redress

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Benissimo

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20 stunning fresh retina ready WordPress themes

Retina display was a term used by Apple to describe the screens that have a specific pixel density that does not allow pixilation at a standard viewing distance. Leaving aside the mathematical details, for the average user, retina display is synonymous with the highest display quality. The latest versions of Apple devices are retina display, which means that the web designers must take this aspect into account, when designing. As it was expected, the users didn’t have to wait for a long time because the designers have already created some stunning websites, optimised for retina display. It’s still a great challenge for the designers to assure the perfect resolutions in the various situations and for the various devices available. Currently, designing for retina display isn’t a finished project. Periodically, the designers bring new contributions in order to optimize the websites for mobile devices and for retina display.
Apple market share is impossible to neglect, but is it necessary to design any new website for retina display? A responsive website is viewable from any device, so any online presence which is not optimised for retina display is still usable when accessing from the newest version of iPad.
Having a clear and well documented answer for this question is impossible without having access to traffic data. The idea is simple: having many visitors that use mobile devices should be a strong reason to design websites optimised for retina display.
While this is still a disputed dilemma, we want to provide you some impressive retina ready WordPress themes. Besides that, these are all extremely fresh and well designed so you should check them yourself and why not, buy the ones that you like the most!

Oriolus

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Oriolus is a great responsive and retina ready WordPress theme. The creators propose two versions of this theme: one containing a video as background and one using an image. No matter which one you select, both of them look very good.

Fore

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It is no wonder that flat design is the trend of the year. Surely, combining flat design with retina display assures the perfect mix in order to stay competitive. This theme is based on flatness and of course, it is retina ready display. Moreover, it’s extremely well designed and I bet that it will be a real success.

Ortax

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Ortax is a very sophisticated WordPress theme that it is suitable for multiple purposes, such as: personal or design agency portfolio, official website of a company etc. I really like this theme! Every item is carefully designed and the layout expresses trust, reliability, high standards and elegancy.

Wedding slide

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As we have previously mentioned, wedding websites seem to gain more and more sympathy amongst the Internet users. This retina ready WordPress theme is impressing due to its simplicity- it lets the viewers admire the future family. In the same time, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the colours and the fonts that are used!

WP collection

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Collection is a theme that nobody should miss; there are tons of advantages if you buy it. Firstly, it’s fully responsive, flat and retina ready. Secondly, the layout is extremely well designed. Thirdly, it is multipurpose- you may use it as ecommerce platform or for blogging. And last, but not least, it may be customised for your needs.

Nervaq

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Nerva is a beautiful one single page WordPress theme that may be used for portfolios or corporate websites. I was impressed by the discrete navigational menu panel from the header- it works efficiently regardless of the device accessing the website. Another cool feature of this theme is the smart use of flatness- if you are curious you could check out the “about us” page. I fell in love with it!

Smart7

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Steve Jobs once said that he wants to design buttons or UI elements so nicely done so that the users would want to lick them. Well, the huge header works for me as a very appealing appetizer. It’s a nice theme that will impress your potential clients with a simple, beautiful and usable layout.

Bucket

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Bucket is the perfect theme for online magazine news, but it may be also used for blogging. The theme looks good and the special features will convince everyone to buy it. Beside drop down mega menu, social and SEO friendly, this theme contains an integrated review system and translation ready options- therefore it’s a good idea to buy this theme for your magazine news.

Recital

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Recital is a nice responsive, flat and retina ready WordPress theme that has two different versions: the Light and the Dark one, but both of them look awesome. The colour scheme seems to be the most important “plus” of the theme. The colours are specific to flat solutions and there, these are combined wisely and the result is impressive.

Samurai

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If you want your website to stay apart, then Samurai is a theme especially designed for you. The very artistic images used will captivate the attention of the viewers, but it may be used for a photography portfolio, too.

Moving forward

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Very few designers have the courage to create a theme having such a powerful contrast. The theme is based on black and yellow- colours that form the most powerful contrast together. The awesome flat shapes and the extreme readable fonts make this theme one of the best solutions for an original portfolio.

Theseus

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Theseus is a wonderful theme that won’t stay unremarked for much time. The great advantage of it is its universality: it’s responsive- it may be enjoyed from any handheld device. It is retina ready- the theme may be admired from various devices, including Apple iPhone and iPad latest versions. And Theseus may be efficiently used as blog, portfolio or even shop. Pretty interesting, isn’t it?

Zen

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Any premium WordPress theme that is sold multiple times must be customisable. Zen it’s an example of what customisable really means – the theme is almost rebuilt according to the user’s needs. The customisation includes tons of features; you should really spend some minutes to enjoy a fully customisable theme.

Dash

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If you are a freelancer, then you must admire this theme and I am pretty sure that you will love it. It looks like an interesting vCard, but it may be used for portfolios, as well. It’s simple and to the point, exactly how a vCard should be!

Stylish

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Having so many WordPress themes available for sale, it makes the average buyer believe that a theme may be conceived in few hours. But, the truth is completely different; a quality theme requires a huge volume of work. For example, the creators of Stylish mentioned that they worked more than 550 hours for this superb theme. What do you think, did they waste their time?

Written

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Written is one of my favourite themes from this list. The reason why I appreciate it the most is pretty simple. Everyone agrees that content is extremely important, which is true. Altogether, content is reduced only to its written component, which is wrong. The Internet is the realm of multimedia; therefore images together with audio and video files are also content. The author of this theme seems to agree with me- he created a cool mix of text, colours, images and multimedia items. In these circumstances, the user is helped to enjoy the written information and not distracted!

River

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River is another cool multipurpose WordPress theme that is highly customisable and designed respecting the highest standards. Every user will appreciate the nice illustrations which are used- there is no doubt that these act as a magnet for the users view!

Flamingo

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If you want a creative and original theme, then Flamingo is a working solution for you. This theme includes three different types of layouts – angled, straight and minimal and all of them are looking well. It’s clear that you can’t remain unsatisfied with so many possibilities and by sure, this theme can’t remain unremarked.

Particle

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Particle is suitable for magazine news projects and blogging. There are tons of options, very readable fonts and a good design – the ingredients of an enjoyable online presence. Besides that, the images and the colors used create a relaxing environment that will transform reading into a very pleasant activity.

Flatty 7

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Flatty 7 is the last theme from this collection, but it doesn’t mean that is the last one in our preferences. It’s a discrete theme that may be used for photo studios or creative agencies because all the attention may be drawn to the items exposed.

As you noticed, the WordPress developers are treating seriously the latest innovations in the field of handheld devices and design according to these. The revolutionary display of iPhones and iPads are delectation for users but sometimes make the living a hell for developers and designers. In spite of that, the themes optimised for retina display are looking good and people are demanding more and more retina ready themes for their websites. Do you have a favourite theme presented in our list? Or did you see a retina ready theme that fully deserves to be added in this list? Please let us know via comment form!