League: WordPress Theme

League is another one of those “made for everybody” corporate style themes, but it achieves what it sets out to in flying (gradient) colours. It’s a real design winner in a lot of ways, although – you do need to keep in mind – that it follows a fairly formulaic approach to the site theme business. We should note that there are stacks of demo layouts, and we’ve really only chosen to look at one here….

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DJ Rainflow: WordPress Theme

DJ Rainflow is something a little different to what we normally look at, but it’s good fun nonetheless. We don’t condone all of the design choices here, but there are a few standout features that are really awesome design elements and it’s well worthwhile focussing on them as a great source of inspiration for upcoming projects. Let’s take a look. The homepage hero slider is really amazing, and utilises some very cool…

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Penumbra: WordPress Theme

Well… Penumbra is a winner! This theme is just wild, and you should definitely check it out! The cleanest example of a creative portfolio or company site we’ve seen in a long time, and some really great animations to boot. As a theme package, it’s available in both black and white, and both are really just outstanding. We mainly examined the white version, but having both is definitely not a bad thing. Let’s break down the things we…

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Werkstatt: WordPress Theme

Werkstatt is a funky little creative portfolio theme designed to showcase your work in a modern and exciting way, and it does this with flying colours. It showcases the overall work using a slick masonry layout, allowing for portfolio items of different sizes, and these fade in smoothly when the page first loads – a nice touch. Each item has subtle hover effects, and the whole site is within a coloured box – a cool idea…

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Stockholm: WordPress Theme

Stockholm is a nifty little WordPress theme that has (currently) 23 different versions of layouts included. This overview focusses on V23, the latest iteration, only because it’s something a little different being design originally for a restaurant. There are heaps of other nice design elements in many of the other versions, and you should definitely check them out here, but let’s break down the restaurant version and see what it has to…

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Evonews: WordPress Theme

Evonews is a slick example of a potential news/magazine website, utilising the latest in clean design elements and a no-distraction user experience focussing on the large imagery and content itself. The hero image on the homepage is eye-catching, and will allow a designer to grab a user’s attention quickly and effectively. Following this, a nice basic masonry layout (image #2) allows a range of articles to be presented in a varied and interesting fashion. Highlighting different…

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Aveo: WordPress Theme

Aveo is an outstanding example of a simple personal portfolio site, utilising some fun animations (if not potentially overkill at times) to demonstrate the latest in web technologies. It utilises some slick flat design elements, and is based on the idea of a physical business card. Take a look through the gallery below, and see if the Aveo theme might be a good inspiration for your next design. It’s a WordPress theme, so keep that in…

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Rigid (WooCommerce): WordPress Theme

Rigid, a WordPress theme designed specifically for WooCommerce sites, features awesome full-screen imagery on the homepage which would be perfect for sales of anything that could do with a huge hero shot! There are plenty of animations to boot too, with product items animated as the user scrolls down any of the listing pages (homepage included). Not only do items fade and fill on scroll, they also animate on hover – perhaps this is overkill, but it…

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