Posts Tagged ‘Themes’

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Fervens: A Free WordPress Theme

If you have been following Smashing Magazine for a while you know that we love to release high-quality freebies. Over the last years we’ve featured a number of designers and developers who released their work for free. You can find many of them in our section Freebies.

Every release helps to make the Web a nicer place which is why we support designers and challenge them to release something for free in order to be featured on Smashing Magazine. And the results are quite often pretty impressive.

Fervens - A Free Wordpress Theme

Today we are glad to release a fervens — a free professional Wordpress-theme. The theme has 3 columns of fixed width, comes in 3 flavours and is supposed to be a starting point for your projects. The theme was designed by Elena Gafita especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

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Tigerpress: A Free WordPress Theme

Following the release of the wordpress.fun theme we are glad to release a new professional Wordpress-theme and offer it for free download. Tigerpress Wordpress theme has 2 columns and provides a simple and very user-friendly Mac-alike interface (design based on Apple's Tiger Mac OS X).

The main goal behind the design was to create a unique, distinctive, yet simple and user-friendly blog design which emphasizes the content and provides a clear navigation. The theme was designed by 7Graus from Portugal together with the editorial team for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Tigerpress

You can use the theme for all your projects for free and without any restrictions whatsoever. However, it’s forbidden to sell or redistribute the theme without both designer's and Smashing Magazine’s permission — please link to this article if you would like to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish, but if you are planning to release your modification, please ask our permission first.

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WordPress Fun: A Free WordPress Theme

If you have been following Smashing Magazine for a while you know that we love high-quality freebies. Over the last years we’ve featured a number of designers and developers who released their work for free — among other things we presented high-quality free fonts, free Wordpress themes, free wallpapers and, of course, free icons. You can find them in our section Freebies.

Every release helps to make the Web a nicer place which is why we support designers and challenge them to release something for free in order to be featured on Smashing Magazine. And the results are quite often pretty impressive.

Wp-Fun

Today we are glad to release a wordpress.fun — a free professional Wordpress-theme. The theme has 2 columns, thumbnails integration, a "featured" post section as well as a nice grungy design. The theme was designed by Maleika Attawel from Germany, purchased by Smashing Magazine and is now released as a gift for our readers.

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20 More Free First-Class WordPress Themes

Free professional WordPress themes always come in handy. Whether you are looking for some design inspiration or professional coding solutions — in both cases you can learn a lot, you can apply them and you can build customized designs upon them without reinventing the wheel all the time.

However, to create a unique design, sometimes it's not enough to change colors or increase font-size of a theme designed by other designers. The uniqueness of a theme is all about little details, some personal touches in the play of link colors, footer and header. Therefore in most cases it's useful to think of free Wordpress themes as a playground for your imagination.

First-Class Wordpress Themes - Stilbruch WordPress Theme

In this article we present 20 fresh free high-quality WordPress themes. Unfortunately, over the last months they haven't gained the popularity they deserve which is why they are now featured on Smashing Magazine. All themes can be downloaded, customized and used for free — in personal or/and commercial projects. Please read license disclaimers carefully before using the theme in commercial projects — they can change from time to time.

You might also want to take a look at our previous selections:

Well, let's dive in.

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Premium WordPress Themes: Are They Here To Stay?

Over the last few years WordPress managed to become the dominating weblog engine out there. The main reasons behind its overwhelming success aren't that astonishing: WordPress is extremely easy to use, it's absolutely free and it has a huge community. But what is even more important is the fact that WordPress is an Open Source project. That means that everything, from the documentation to the code itself, was and is being created by and for the community for free. Consequently, WordPress themes and plugins have also been released for free in the spirit of the Open Source movement.

Over the last months we've been observing a growing trend towards "premium" WordPress themes — themes designed by freelancers and design agencies, heavily advertised on popular weblogs and offered for a fixed price.

Premium Wordpress Theme
Usually the development of a magazine-style design from scratch would cost $10,000 - $40,000. In these cases "premium" themes might address the needs of clients with smaller budgets.

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100 Excellent Free WordPress Themes

High-quality WordPress themes always come in handy. Whether you are looking for some design inspiration or professional coding solutions — in both cases you can learn a lot, you can apply them and you can build customized designs upon them without reinventing the wheel all the time.

In this article we present 100 free high-quality WordPress themes. Together with hundreds of other designs, these themes have been manually selected, installed and tested over the last weeks. They all can be downloaded, customized and used for free in both personal and commercial projects. Links to demo-versions provide a direct preview of a theme.

Please notice that the listed WordPress themes are presented in 8 sections: vibrant themes, simple & minimalistic themes, magazine style, grid-based, clean and legible, advanced, experimental, photoblog & videoblog.

100 Excellent Free WordPress Themes

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Dilectio: A Smashing WordPress Theme

Update (22.12.2007): the theme had some comment errors; Elena has just fixed them. Please download the new version, you'll find the links below.

Over the last year Elena Gafita, the creative mind behind Design Disease team, has designed a number of free WordPress themes, as the Smashing WordPress Theme we released as a present for our readers during our One-Year-Anniversary in September'07. Afterwards we've contacted Elena and asked if it's possible to design another Wordpress theme for our readers. Elena agreed.

After we've discussed the details of the design and the main aims we wanted to achieve, Elena started to do her magic. The result is a fresh, clean, user-friendly and playful Wordpress theme "Dilectio" — a smashing Christmas present for Smashing Magazine readers. In the following, Elena describes how the design was created and what the theme has to offer.

Dilectio

Please notice that all images in the article are clickable and lead to the demo-version of the theme. You'll find the preview- and download-links in the end of the article. There you'll also find a bonus present for our Smashing readers.

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