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I’ve been stunned by some of the design that’s being showcased using the brand new Sharpfolio theme, and today I’ve uncovered three wonderful designers who’ve chosen to use it to present their work to the world.
Tim May, Ryan Klaverweide (who found a use for
white.css, which will be a part of future versions) and Ali Salem have made me very proud by choosing Sharpfolio to display their beautiful work.
Here’s a couple of my favourites. Click the images to view their full portfolios.
And just remember, you’re absolutely welcome to slice, dice, rip, tear and modify the Sharpfolio theme in any way, actually, I encourage it. Use it however you wish.
Leave me links in the comments here to show me your awesome work in Sharpfolio, or what you’ve done with it.
I’ve just rolled out a massive update to Sharpfolio, my WordPress Portfolio Theme. There’s a heap of new features, including things that many of you’ve been asking for like comment support, automatic “lightboxing” and image resizing, custom pages and a completely re-worked design.
Since this is a complete refresh, there’s bound to be a couple of outstanding issues (from my personal testing it’s fairly air-tight), and I’d love to hear what you think, so if you’ve got any comments be sure to throw them my way.
As previously mentioned, I’ve just switched over to WebRevolutionary’s new design. While the old design was quite well received by most, I felt that it lacked the versatility I needed, had fairly poor typography, and, well, I was getting a little bored.
To some, the new design (unofficially named “Greyscale”) may not look quite as flashy, or as colourful as the previous incarnation, but that exactly what I was aiming for. The new theme is geared towards being clean, legible, well layed out, wider and more flexible. I enjoyed diving straight into the markup with this design, skipping the Photoshop mockup process entirely. This means that I was able to give more focus to the functionality and practicality of the blog, rather than it’s digs. I’m sure I’ll be tweaking this thing around for weeks, so if you find any gaping holes or oversights please get in touch with me.
In this new era for WebRevolutionary, I’m going to focus on making the posts colourful enough to balance out the… greyness of the layout, both in the literal and metaphorical sense.
As for the old red/black/blue theme, I’m about to start cleaning it up for public release. Either one individual who’s looking for a solid, unique theme for their blog, or, failing that a free download for the world to ingest. If you’d like to discuss the prospect of making the theme yours, again, just get in touch.
I’ve recently implemented a couple of updates to the ColdBlue WordPress Theme, which includes (finally) irradiating the annoying font size issues in IE, for good. Head over to the ColdBlue Page for more details and the download link. Upgrading is highly recommended, and is just a matter of overwriting your old theme files.
On a slightly related note, I’ve also written some guidelines for those of you who wish to share the theme with others. Many people have been uploading the zip file to their own web space and hosting it as such. While I do appreciate this venture, it does not allow me to track the number of downloads, nor ensure that only the very latest version is distributed. I would prefer a link to the ColdBlue page
http://webrevolutionary.com/coldblue and/or a direct link to the latest file itself
Also, yesterday was a record-breaking day of traffic, with over 2,000 unique visitors laying eyes on this blog, which is even more visits than I received when ColdBlue was mentioned on Smashing Magazine and WP Designer.
I’m currently working on (amongst a mountain of other work) a brand new design for this blog, which is looking pretty cool so far. Once this is released, I’ll be wrapping up the current design as a free, publicly available theme.
More posts to come. Peace.
Just a quick note; I’ve updated ColdBlue with a couple of fixes. If you’re using the theme I suggest you move to the new version.
Apologies for the frequency of posts about this one theme, I’ll resume my normal posting habits very soon.
Enjoy, and remember to let me know if you find any more bugs.
There’s a very promising little app currently being developed by two young brothers which I am really excited about. It’s called Pixelmator, and from the limited information that can be obtained as yet (it’s still not publicly available), it appears to be an OS X-native Photoshop rival, sporting a super slick dark GUI and a slew of Photoshop-esque features.
Supported by the open source libraries of ImageMagick, and a skillfully crafted design, I’m beginning to wonder whether this application will be an inexpensive (perhaps free?) alternative to the resource and dollar-hungry Photoshop CS3.
I, for one, will be faithfully awaiting a public beta.