Group Interview of WordPress Theme Sellers

by Steven Snell

January 28, 2010 in Interviews

Over the past few years there has been a drastic increase in the number of premium or commercial themes available to WordPress users, and more theme sellers have continued to enter the market. Some are well-known individuals or companies who have developed a reputation in the WordPress community, and others have just recently started selling themes.

I recently reached out to several people who sell and/or design WordPress themes either through their own companies or through ThemeForest. I asked the same questions to each participant and their responses have been collected in this group interview. For anyone who has considered selling themes or templates, I think you will find a wealth of information from this experienced panel. If you’ve ever bought a WordPress theme or have wondered what it’s like to run a business selling themes, I think you’ll find some helpful info here as well.

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15 Blogs for WordPress Designers and Developers to Follow

by Steven Snell

January 27, 2010 in Resources

One of the major benefits of using WordPress is the large, active community of users. You can find just about anything you need by doing a search. Chances are, someone else has already provided answers to your question on a website, blog, or forum. In this post we’ll feature 15 blogs that produce excellent content that is highly relevant to WordPress theme designers. If you do a lot of work with WordPress, either for your own site or for clients, I recommend that you bookmark these blogs or subscribe to their feeds.

WpRecipes
At WpRecipes Jean-Baptiste Jung publishes short posts that include code snippets for accomplishing specific things with WordPress.

WpRecipes

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Illustrating a Business Briefcase in Windows 7 Style

by Kahlil Gibran

in Tutorials

The new O.S. Windows 7 has improved aesthetics to make the user interface at least more appealing. There are huge ultra detailed icons for folders, devices and so on. This time we will use Illustrator CS4 to create a nice briefcase with the Windows 7 style. You need only a few basics on how to copy, paste, rotate, scale and color the shapes. Let’s focus on business.

Illustrating a Business Briefcase in Windows 7 Style

Step 1:

Start selecting the Rounded Rectangle Tool (fig. A) and make a single left click on the art board to bring the Rounded Rectangle options configuration window appear. Use 16 px. for corner radius (fig. B) and press Accept. Then left click and drag to draw a shape as shown.

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