My experience with the latest theme from 8theme, Royal, was more than satisfactory. I was quite impressed about this premium, multi-purpose theme, and wish to pass it on to the rest of you. Every designer would enjoy creating WordPress websites through with the help of this theme.
A Majestic Difference
Royal is a responsive, rock-solid theme based on Twitter Bootstrap. An advanced theme panel is ready to appease even the fussiest creative who happens to chance upon it, and all users are entitled to free updates for the entire duration of their lifetime.
Royal has a stellar documentation, plus video tutorials, in order to help you get a full understanding of everything that Royal can do. My favorite part was finding out that a cluster of premium add-ons – which, taken together, add up to $119 – are wrapped up with this theme at no extra cost.
What kind of website are you up to, next? Royal Theme can handle anything you throw at it! For E-commerce sites, you can choose from a selection of shop page layouts, and display the desired number of products in a row. Furthermore, you are able to customize the product page layout, as well as the tab on it. The images of your products can also be customized to various dimensions, zoom in, and react in a certain way upon hovering: be masked with information, swap, or the images slider kicks in.
This is but a glimpse of Royal Theme’s true potential. I wouldn’t expect you to take my words of praise at face value, so feel free to check out Royal Demos, as shown below. You’ll find it as good as I did.
If you spend much time in the world of web development you are bound to hear about numerous places to purchase themes. I’ve always been a fan of Elegant Themes because of the value you get for the price. They have a membership model where you pay a yearly amount and get access to every one of their themes. As you know if you navigate the other theme shops available on the web you will find that most of them require you to spend $30-$100 to purchase a single theme. With Elegant you receive all 87 themes for as low as $69 per year. It’s very nice flexibility and allows you to keep your site fresh all the time. Another way that I have seen people use Elegant is for their clients. For a one time fee of $249 you can get lifetime access to all their themes. If you have clients looking for several concepts for a new site this gives you a quick way to deliver high quality themes to make sure they keep coming back. We’ve compiled their entire collection below. Enjoy!
One of the easiest CMS engines to learn is WordPress. They have a free service where newbies can sign up to learn the system without committing to a full domain name. Once you get a personal server there are many additional benefits, however it can become more confusing to manage an entire WordPress website. Thankfully there’s a ton of resources online for learning how to utilize WordPress to its fullest potential.
In this guide I want to share a few tips for managing your own efficient & speedy WordPress website. The system may seem confusing at first but it’s really easy to learn with a bit of time. Practicing the backend will make everything else a lot easier to grasp, and this includes customizing plugins or theme files.
It takes a lot of attention to details and impeccable organizing skills to work as a web designer or as a web developer, because any piece of information that is wrongly applied can lead to catastrophic consequences. Whether you start from a brand new idea or work on an existing product, it’s very important for every component of the project to be out in the open and perfectly understood by all who partake in it.
Think of when you develop an iPhone app. Every time a client issues a task for the development team, it usually comes in the shape of an idea, followed by the specification of what that app should do. At this point, the app is all schemes, descriptions, and in the best case scenario – flowcharts (Nota pt. Bogdan: /logical schemes). On first glance, it seems like a pleasant little story about how everything ought to work. Actually developing the app in this stage is quite difficult, impossible even, because there is no visual feedback: where does each component belong in the app? How’s the workflow within the app? What happens or what changes in the app when specific commands are entered by the user? You see, it’s just as if a builder was trying to raise a house without a blueprint. The result would be chaotic.
One of the most overlooked aspects of a design project can be the administration dashboard. Many content management systems such as WordPress offer well designed dashboards that don’t require much change to enhance the user experience. For custom projects however, this is not always the case. So instead of leaving your dashboard raw and unorganized, I’ve compiled a list of 31 backend dashboards to help save you time and money on your next project.
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Fitness and wellbeing is an ever expanding market, and in this collection I’ve compiled a list of 19 sport & fitness themes suitable for any health clubs, gyms, and personal trainers.
Just a quick reminder: Registration on LearnWebDevelopment.com’s WordPress Bootcamp is ending this week – January 2, 2014 at midnight. If you want to learn WordPress – and create your first website in just a few days – this is the bootcamp for you! You’ll learn how to build a fully-functioning website using WordPress faster than […]