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10 Great Horizontal WordPress themes for 2015

horilax

In doing some research for this post, it has become clear to me that horizontal WordPress themes have been growing steadily in popularity over the past few years. I first began listing horizontal themes in 2012 and posted an update in 2013. At that time I noted how the sideways form factor was still a niche category in WordPress theme design. That’s still generally the case, but the widespread use of mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – has made horizontal themes that much more usable and therefore desirable.

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Creating Visual Identity With WordPress: The Hardy Portfolio Theme

The term “visual identity” is generally used in the corporate world as a euphemism for branding, and often doesn’t amount to much more than the consideration of logo design and a corporate colour scheme. To me, this is a restrictive and unimaginative use of an expression that can be redeployed to suggest something far more creative and complex.

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Introducing Leeflets – a Publishing App by WordPress Gurus

leeflets

It’s not often that I’m blown away by a new application or piece of software, but after signing up to Leeflets as a beta tester, I’m pumped. Actually, it reminds me a bit of 2004 and my first steps with an early WordPress.

So what is Leeflets? Well that’s kind of the whole point of my video, so please go check that out first and then come back for the links and extra info below. Make sure you grab a drink while you watch, this is a 16-minuter! Sometimes these things just take time.

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10 More Stunning Horizontal Scrolling WordPress Themes for 2013

diablo

In September 2012, I released a small collection of 10 horizontal scrolling WordPress themes which proved, against my expectation, to be hugely popular. I remember thinking at the time of making that list that nobody really cares about horizontal themes, it’s always palmed off as a gimmick in the WordPRess theme world. Boy was I wrong! It turns out that there is a great deal of interest in this somewhat unusual form factor.

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WordPress Premium Charity Themes, A Category Too Far?

charity

I’ve spoken before about the function of categories in the general organisation and distribution of WordPress themes (free & premium) across the Web. For me, categories in this sense function as a double-edged sword. On the one hand, categories can be very useful in classifying, organising and enabling easier user access to WordPress themes. On the other hand, categories can also be restrictive, particularly in terms of creativity. Let me briefly explain what I mean by this.

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