When your iPhone app is developed and ready to sell, you don’t want to have to go right back into design and development just to properly market your new baby. Luckily you don’t have to worry about it, because there’s a new WordPress theme available for selling iPhone apps. The iPhone App WordPress Theme is a clean, functional and professionally proven way to market your app. And best of all, it’s free.
People are glued to their tablets and mobile phones and if they cannot access your site on the go, you’re not likely to win them back for another visit. Are you ready to update your WordPress site to be compatible with mobile devices? You need a responsive WordPress theme.
Responsive is a clean, adaptive theme that you can use as a base for customizing your website. It’s a new simple WordPress theme that just passed the rigorous standards of the WordPress Theme Directory and yours to pick up for free.
Sundance is a new free WordPress video theme in the WordPress Theme Directory, created by Automattic for WordPress.com and now available for self-hosted WordPress blogs. It features a minimalist design with attention to typography and detail.
The focus of this theme is support for the video post format, including a featured video carousel on the front page. Sundance also comes with built-in widgets, custom background, custom header, custom menus, and a custom link feature for social media pages.
Most importantly, Sundance is a responsive theme, designed to look and work well on mobile devices.
Responsive WordPress themes have been popping up everywhere during the first part of 2012. I’d like to introduce you to a new theme provider that has the art of the minimalist, responsive WordPress theme down to a refined science.
AlienWP was created by Galin Simeonov and he is the sole designer and developer. His themes are clean and elegant and so far all of them are free to download.
These are lightweight, fast themes that are not loaded down by tons of unnecessary options. AlienWP themes are built using the Hybrid Core framework.
Is free WordPress hosting a cheap gimmick or a genuine budget alternative?
As it is, normal WordPress hosting can be very cheap, especially if you have modest requirements for your site. For a few bucks a month, you can get shared hosting with a reliable provider, and this will serve you just fine, in the early days at least.
Even so, merely “cheap” ain’t good enough for some folk. There will always be the austere penny pinchers who want their hosting, like the WordPress software, to cost nothing at all.
Attention minimalist design lovers! You’re going to love the latest free WordPress theme from the folks over at Themnific. Respo is a new release with a back-end framework that gives you the ability to customize the layout, style and typography of every element in the design.
Respo was created to be a clean, minimalist WordPress theme with a fully responsive design, which makes your site accessible from mobile devices. Try resizing the browser on the live demo to check out how well it responds to different screen sizes.
Features of the Respo Theme:
Responsive grid layout
Flexslider – jQuery slider with turn on/off possibility
The WordPress theme business is an exciting market and Nordic Themepark is one of the newest players. They aim to deliver clean WordPress themes, custom plugins, and solutions for webshops. They’re starting things off with a bang by releasing their first WordPress theme for free.
Design Curate is a great site for browsing on a Saturday and getting inspiration. They host a collection of free and commercial resources for designers and have served over 3,084 design freebies to date. There you can find graphics for buttons, tables, menus, backgrounds, textures, and more. They have free and commercial PSDs available for download and many HTML/CSS code snippets for menus, galleries, and animations.
Design Curate also has a growing WordPress section that includes several free and commercial themes.
If you’re a designer, make sure to bookmark and subscribe to Design Curate for more freebies and inspiration.
Our friends at Graph Paper Press have just released a beautiful new theme called Retouch, adding to their growing number of free, responsive WordPress themes.
Swipe or Click Through Galleries
One of the coolest features of this theme is the ability to navigate the gallery images with a click or swipe, which is excellent when viewing on mobile devices. With more and more internet users accessing websites through mobile devices or touchscreen tablets, this feature could truly set your gallery apart from the rest and help your images get noticed where other sites will fall short. It’s all about the experience.
Hot off the press: We’ve found a new piece of WordPress literature that you guys might be interested in.
It’s called WordPress 3 Cookbook, with the tagline “Over 100 recipes to help enhance your WordPress site!”. You can get it in both eBook ($20.39) and paperback ($35.99).
The book is written by Ric Shreves and Jean Baptiste-Jung, and released by Packt Publishing (the same crew behind ‘WordPress 3 For Business Bloggers’, which we reviewed a few weeks ago).
About the book