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Freebies wednesday

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 05:46 PM PDT

Every wednesday, we share a few freebies that'll make your designer toolbox a bit more useful.

E-commerce icon set

A set of 33 flat e-commerce icons. The icons are ideally suited to e-commerce projects and include many popular payment providers, including Bitcoin.


Paper Stack Image Frame

A paper stack style image frame. Use it to bring life to your tumblog style web designs.


Nature textures

A high-quality pack filled with nature-related textures.


Vector glyph icons

The set comes as a PSD file with properly separated layers. Each icon has 4 effects — inner and outer shadows, gradient overlay and drop shadow —that can be toggled on and off as per your preference.


Signal PSD icon set

Wifi-signal related icons.


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10 awesome WordPress portfolio themes to showcase your work

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 11:17 AM PDT

WordPress is now being used for creating all kinds of websites, for designers it is a good choice also, thanks to some great WordPress portfolio themes. In this post I have chosen to display both free and paid templates to make sure to only keep the best.

To chose the perfect theme for your portfolio, you should look at the general design of it as well as its customizability and gallery features. Some features, like customizable colors, headers or fonts, can save you tons of time when preparing your portfolio. It is also important to make sure that the template you chose is appropriate for the type of work you will share in your portfolio.

A few other things to look for when searching for WordPress portfolio themes: responsiveness, retina display capabilities, grid systems,… All those make finding the perfect template a daunting task.

1. Gridly

Price: free

As its name suggests, Gridly is a grid-based WordPress portfolio theme. It is minimalist and puts focus on your designs, not on the template of the site itself. It is partly responsive, uses widget zones and has a logo upload feature.

gridly wordpress portfolio theme

2. U-Design

Price: $55

A very professional looking template, perfect for any web design business. Completely customizable with a large font selection, changeable backgrounds and color selection tools. The theme also includes a widgetized homepage and sortable portfolios tools.


3. Photolux

Price: $45

A responsive portfolio theme designed for photographers first. It comes with advanced gallery features and some pretty cool slideshows.


4. Yin & Yang

Price: $45

Gorgeous minimalist premium WordPress theme for a portfolio. It is well documented and comes with some filters for your portfolio’s work.


5. Workality Lite

Price: free

Another simple portfolio theme that comes with 4 different thumbnail sizes. This responsive template gets a very user-friendly user interface and supports custom post types, supports localization and has nice features for customization.


6. Salient

Price: $55

Salient is the perfect WordPress portfolio theme for designers who like spectacular JavaScript effect. It uses Parallax sliders, has several blog and portfolio layouts, contains a shortcode generator and tons of customizable options.



Price: $35

A responsive one-page portfolio theme. It is fully localized, comes with tons of shortcodes, and has a lot of options that you can configure through a panel.


8. Imbalance 2

Price: free

Imbalance 2 wasn’t designed only to create portfolios, but it goes perfectly for designers or illustrators, thanks to a grid-based layout. It has two types of layouts: fixed or fluid, comes with a custom homepage and 5 different types of menus.


9. King Size

Price: $50

A full-background theme that works well for the portfolio of a design agency or a photographer. It has tons of features as well as a great video documentation.


10. Angular

Price: $50

A minimalist portfolio theme that comes with a drag & drop builder, and is ready for most popular WordPress plugins.


Where can you find more WordPress portfolio themes?

Finding nice WordPress portfolio themes is actually quite easy. If you are not satisfied with what you saw in the list above, you can always try the following options: a Google search, the WordPress Codex or ThemeForest.

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An illustrated book of bad arguments

Posted: 24 Sep 2013 07:26 AM PDT


A very useful book for anyone wanting to deconstruct bad arguments. This said, the real reason for sharing this on Designer Daily is that there are very cool drawings to illustrate the bad arguments.




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