If you spend most of your time at the computer, the image you see all the time as your desktop background really matters. It can sooth and relieve the stress or restore the internal energy and stamina. That is why, most people, especially those with creative souls and passion for design and fine art, choose wallpapers thoroughly. Today’s collection of free wallpapers from Cruzine can be characterized as “Created by People for People, and featuring People.” Tempting hot beauties, and extravagant anime characters, conceptual compositions centered around a human, and incredible dancers in movement – all of these you will find among the wallpapers, displayed in the below showcase.
Very creative and funny illustrations by Reilly Stroope. Enjoy :)
RunandShout™ is the multi disciplinary studio of Rodrigo Francisco, a 20 year old Communication Designer whose capabilities go from illustration to typography, branding, interface and print design projects. Only typography artworks in this showcase.
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Jean-Marc Mellier: “I introduce to you the approach of my work and the tools which I use.
I work on chosen or still imposed subjects, and I choose the most suitable technic.”
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WordPress has become the most used (CMS) Content Management System on the internet. With it’s fast growth and adaptation by millions, WordPress is on everybody’s radar. WordPress give the ability of creating a stunning website to the average joe that has no knowledge in web design, css, html, and other languages. At this point and time there are thousands of free and premium themes on the web. Some theme developers base their living on creating these themes!
As crazy as that sounds, WordPress has opened a new market where developers & designers can acquire income. Some argue that WordPress themes are killing the website design profession. That may be true, however people do realise that when they purchase a theme for $30-$100 any other person can completely replicate them. So now the internet, even thou it’s a humongous place, is becoming flooded with look a like websites. One might ask how do I stay unique? Simple, by using a Theme Development Framework you are giving yourself the ability to create a truly unique design.
Today we have collected some of the best WordPress Frameworks. There are many other frameworks out there, but the following listed below are some of the best! Why are they the best? Thousands of people have downloaded them and are using it for their website/business. If you are ever stuck and in need of guidance, the support forums are present to help you out. So if you want more customization options as well as a unique design, check out the following framework to see if they will fit your needs.
1. Thematic by: Ian Stewart
Thematic is a free, open-source, highly extensible, search-engine optimized WordPress Theme Framework featuring 13 widget-ready areas, grid-based layout samples, styling for popular plugins, and a whole community behind it. It’s perfect for beginner bloggers and WordPress development professionals.
- Perfect to use as-is or as a blank WordPress theme for development
- Fully Search-Engine Optimized
- Extra widget-ready areas (13 in total) and more possible in your Child Theme
- Free and commercially supported Child Themes are available for upgrading the theme
- Includes a sample WordPress Child Theme for rapid development
- A wiki-editable guide to Thematic Customization
- Ready for WordPress plugins like Subscribe to Comments, WP-PageNavi, and Comment-license
- Fully compatible with All-In-One SEO and Platinum SEO plugins
- Multiple, easy to implement, bulletproof layout options for 2, or 3 column designs
- Modular CSS with pre-packaged resets and basic typography
- Dynamic post and body classes make it a hyper-canvas for CSS artists
- Editable footer text—remove the theme credit without harming the theme
- Options for multi-author blogs
2. Thesis by: Chris Pearson
The Thesis Theme framework is a premium template system for WordPress that is designed to serve as the rock-solid foundation beneath any kind of website. Over 37,534 people rely on the airtight SEO, incredible design flexibility, and lightning-fast loading times that Thesis provides.
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Faster page load times
- Maximum readability to engage and hold your reader’s attention
- Point-and-click design and font controls
3. WhiteBoard by: Brian Purkiss
The Whiteboard framework for WordPress is built to speed up the process of designing and developing a WordPress theme. Whiteboard does so by eliminating the time spent on a website’s generic div structure and WordPress’ back-end PHP that is common to all WordPress themes. Whiteboard also includes non-intrusive code designed to improve the overal WordPress theme in many ways, including SEO, speed, usability, and mobility.
- Completely Free and Open Source
- Speeds up WordPress development time
- Built with Less Framework for aninstant mobile website
- Comes with a minimalist design to use or build off of
- The theme and Less Framework can be easily removed if desired for quick and easy theme development
- Strong and flexible div structure
- Basic styles and classes to speed up theme development
- Lightweight and well-noted
- Built with strong Search Engine Optimization
- More dynamic Classes and IDs than anyother WordPress framework
- Many awesome WordPress features such as manageable menus, background, and header image as well as featured images, several widget areas, and more
- Follows the Web Accessibility Initiative
- HTML5 with graceful degradation
- CSS3 Animations with graceful degradation
- Follows WordPress’ CSS Coding Standards
- Fully Compatible with WordPress 3.0 and up with fallbacks for older versions of WordPress
- Cross browser compatible
4. OnePress by: PushButton Labs
The OnePress Community theme framework is an integrated website and forum solution for WordPress. It is, simply, a WordPress theme to serve as the foundation and framework for your web site and online community. Leveraging the powerful WordPress and phpBB projects, OnePress provides a set of features focused on helping you build and maintain your site from the inside out. With this set of tools, you can easily run your community and do so with professional presentation.
- Seamless integration with phpBB, complete with unified login and widgets to display forum posts on site.
- Widgetized WordPress layout with drag and drop interface to quickly build site.
- Professional featured content widgets to display important posts with prominence.
- Easy to use backend enhancements for editing OnePress widget content.
- Highly optimized page rendering process for optimal performance.
- Built with WordPress 2.7 and child themes in mind. Flexible hook system for full theme customization.
Do you remember the story of the Winnie the Pooh? One of his absolute wisdoms says: “You never know with these bees…” Somehow similar situation can be observed around the phenomenon of inspiration. If you a man or a woman of art, you never know where the inspiration comes from next time: a cup of refreshing morning coffee, or a short glance in the window and catching out some interesting person out of the crown, or, maybe, your inspiration will come, as usually, from your laptop, which you use as the gateway for accessing the global repository of interesting designs, paintings, photographs, or architecture designs, which you subsequently use as the universal source of inspiration for your own works…
Wikimedia Commons, the file repository serving Wikipedia and other projects, has over ten million files freely available for everyone. Every year a vote is held to select the picture of the year. Below are the top ten pictures of 2010, plus previous years’ winners. Enjoy in beautiful Digital Photography bellow…
I have never enough of aerial photos … checking our planet from different perspective.
Love this photography collection. Inspirative.
New website from Dtail.
Designer Julliana Cho created this awesome electric car concept for the German supercar manufacturer Porsche.
Enjoy this cool #129 Monday daily inspirations for all DYT readers :) with great photos and artworks.