We are offering you the opportunity to showcase your work in our magazine by releasing a high-quality freebie. We try to keep high standards and we have high expectations because we want our readers to really see what you, as a designer, are capable of, what one can learn from you and why you should be hired. Average freebies usually get average publicity: we want you to get the best publicity and the biggest exposure from our magazine. Therefore, we want your work to stand out. Please contact us if you want to feature your work in our magazine.
Many designers take advantage of this opportunity; in fact, we are receiving more and more emails regarding freebie releases. Please note that we can’t answer all emails, but we read each of them. However, to get featured on Smashing Magazine, you really need to show us something that makes you different than the “usual” crowd.
Today, we are glad to release Color Paper: a free professional WordPress theme, created by the DreamTemplate team. This theme aims to combine visual appeal with clean typography and vivid design elements. It was created especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.
Download the theme for free! Link
The theme is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License (details of the license). You can use the theme freely for all of your projects, without any restrictions. However, it’s forbidden to sell or redistribute the theme without both the 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.
- live demo
- download the theme (.zip, 1.8 Mb)
- download the PSD (.zip, 24 Mb)
Showcase of the theme Link
Here are some detailed screenshots of the theme:
Thank you, guys. We appreciate your work and your good intentions.
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We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists. You might not know it yet, but we may feature you in one of our upcoming posts.
If you would like to release a free high-quality font, a WordPress theme, some wallpapers or an icon set, please contact us. We would like to support you (both financially and with the broad coverage of Smashing Magazine).
You may be interested in the following free WordPress themes as well:
- Agregado: A Free WordPress Theme
- Infinity: A Free WordPress Theme
- WordPress.Fun: A Free WordPress Theme
- Fervens: A Free WordPress Theme
- Dilectio: A Free WordPress Theme
- Simply Ornate: A Free WordPress Theme
- Smashing: A Free WordPress Theme
Hold on tiger! Thank you for reading the article. Did you know that we also publish printed books and run friendly conferences – crafted for pros like you? For example, Smashing Book 5, packed with smart responsive design patterns and techniques.