Creating WordPress Themes

I have complete admiration for designers who have the ‘programming’ skills to develop WordPress themes. Just as with anything in life, we all have the ability to learn pretty much anything we set our minds to πŸ™‚

20+ Tutorials for Creating WP-Themes

Tutorial Lounge, has featuring a great article – 20+ Tutorials for Creating your own WordPress Themes – “We’re listing some of great creative free WordPress themes with source files, where you can learn more about WordPress design techniques and development as well, the important thing in WordPress is that there’s always something new that you can learn to make the platform work better for you and your professionalism, in listed theme you may get some new premium free WP Themes…”

WordPress For Beginners

WP Beginner

There are quite a number of “how-to” sites out there for WordPress. That BEing said, if you’re new to WordPress, WPBeginner – Beginner’s Guide to WordPress is a great place to get you started. As we exist in a world of ‘learning’, which by the way is infinite! WPBeginner site is still beneficial to all, experienced or non-experienced WordPress users. Hope this one comes in handy for you! If you have any other suggestions by all means send us your comments πŸ™‚

Divine: PSD to WordPress

Divine

BEing a graphic/web designer, I’ve been on a new path of creating WordPress theme designs…my only set back was, 1. either find a great wp-theme developer or 2. learn the whole wp structure and do it myself.

Well…HELLO to the new release of Divine. This awesome application “creates websites from Photoshop to WordPress promptlyΒ  and it’s Free!!” Ok so, i’m a little excited, however i haven’t tested it yet, the latest release works on a PC platform…and i’m on a Mac πŸ™
The good news is that they are going to be releasing the Mac version (yay…and muchly appreciated). Going through the documentation, there are some limitations to the free beta version, so i’m not exactly sure if they will be releasing a full version for free or paid. Alas I’m excited, needless to say, and look forward to the Mac release…and heck if I’d have to pay for the full version…i think i just might πŸ™‚

ColorMatic Theme

Colormatic Theme

Theme Wars has just released their latest – ColorMatic Theme! This one is actually quite cool with all it’s features:

➟ Change between 4 blog-friendly layouts
➟ Change any of the site colors with a simple color-picker
➟ Make use of the custom Theme Options panel
➟ Change the site wide fonts
➟ Use with the latest version of WP (2.8.3)

It’s a flexible, attractive, and very usable WP theme. Applicable to pretty much every type of blogger out there, ColorMatic is the quintessential modern blogging theme.

Create A Dropdown Blogroll

Dropdown menus are a great way of including a long list of links without cluttering up your page. The issue though is that they can be hard to style, but look quite ugly if you don’t. There isn’t a lot of flexibility with HTML’s <select> tags. Well, Pro Blog Design is going to show you how to do it with plain HTML instead πŸ™‚

Dropdown Blogroll