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I just saw that Neal Fletcher released a new free font called Dalle and decided to download it and play around with it for awhile. I created these 3 different designs to showcase a little bit of what this typeface is about. I’m a sucker for slab serif fonts and especially ones that are a bit out of the ordinary, ie. condensed & tall. Read More
Go grab this set of ten high resolution chevron backgrounds available only at fotoblossom.com.
Resolution of each of the jpegs is 2500×3333. Perfect for the backgrounds of greeting cards, business cards, etc. Even for websites. You can obviously size these down if you want.
Btw, I designed all these patterns myself. Hope you have a wonderful New Year Year!
Ok, so I’m kinda a font addict or as a close friend once called me… a font whore! (Can you believe the audacity of some people? heh.). But, It’s true. I like fonts. K, I really, really, really like fonts. It’s part of the territory of being a designer. But I really do love typography a lot and even have a tumblr account dedicated to just fonts called TypeJoy. Read More
Here’s a collection of free seamless patterns you can use on your website or in other areas where lo-res seamless patterns are used. Included are popular chevron patterns, lines, stars, snowflakes, Read More
If you are running an amateur photoblog you might be interested in this list of 23 Free wordpress photography themes. If you run a business you might be interested in premium photography wordpress themes.
Simple, clean grid layout, menu customization, fully widgetized, easy to produce post thumbnails and more.
Mansion features a flexible-width thumbnail grid for both images and photo journal entries. This theme is for those who want to primarily showcase their photographs and maybe occasionally write blog posts.
One-column photography and multimedia theme. Easily present your latest photos using a minimalist side-scrolling homepage. Fully widgetized and of course WordPress 3.0 menu support.
This theme has different layouts and color schemes available. Also backend theme options, auto sizing thumbnails (built-in script), custom page templates and more.
Theme options, easy to use, thumbnail resize, jQuery integrated. Keeps your images in focus using a creative yet professional layout.
Clean portfolio-style theme. A large block for featured projects and images and blog posts navigation in the sidebar.
Gallery/portfolio theme with a unique grid layout. Uses the jQuery Masonry plugin to arranges elements.
Two and three column WordPress theme that focuses mainly on showcasing portfolios. Clean grid layout, fully widgetized + +
Unique rounded edges. Recommended for video or photo heavy blogs. Footer widget area, featured video slider, threaded comments, full-width page templates.
Brave Zeenat Pro Light
Clean & Simple Portfolio style theme. 2 columns, widget ready, adsense ready, jQuery integration+.
960 grid, Flickr integration, widget ready, easy to configure with built in options.
Theme options, optional featured posts, support for video and gallery embedding, optional EXIF data display.
Extremely simple and therefor timeless. No fixed width, no widgets.
Simgle column. Widgetized sidebar footer, iPad/Mobile compatible, roll out tags, customizable profile selection ++.
Simple, 1 column. Posts display in a timeline. Scrolling timeline, inline loading of posts, pages and YouTube videos and more.
jQuery slide hover effect on thumbnails, lazyloading for thumbnails, built-in social media links for all items and more.
Featured slider, many theme options, customizable/widgetized footer.
Same as the previous theme, photofeature, but with a simple flash banner instead of the featured photos slider.
Similar to the previous two (photoflash and photolounge), only simler. No featured section, no flash banner. Clean and simple.
Very stylish theme with own twitter widget, own jquery gallery, many options, jQuery-powered header and more.
Clean and simple. Several styles/colors, advanced theme options panel, colorbox image pop up, contact form, auto image resixing ++.
the Seven Five
Logo customization, custom theme layouts, custom footer text, exclusive widgets.
Horizontal scrolling. Meant to feature photos only. Easy to use with Flickr, no comments.
These are the free wordpress themes I could but there might be more out there. If you think you found one that should be on this list please leave it in the comments below.
You might be interested in my post on photography website templates if you aren’t running wordpress to power your website.
I stumbled upon this cool little flash photo gallery script that allows you to run a cool flash slideshow on your site. It is super easy to install and use. It’s basically a few files you have to upload and change the permissions to. (that’s not what you’re looking for I’d definitely try ActiveDen. There are currently over 20 different flash xml scripts you can use as templates or galleries. And most are pretty cheap.)
Then upload your images and it will create the thumbnails for you. You do need GD library installed on your server for the image resizing feature so make sure you have that installed first. I installed it on my Photos of Norway site in just a few minutes. There is also a cool flickr script which you can also use to create a cool flash gallery from your flickr photos.
The simpleviewer script is great for showing off your photos and is perfect if you are a photographer and need to easily display your photos on your website. Because it is flash though it’s not the best for search engine optimization purposes. I would suggest putting your photo gallery either in a subdirectory or if you do add it to your homepage that you do it in a way that leaves some space for static content.
I added a table to the top of my photos of norway site that includes static links to other sections of the site that the search engines can see and I could of added more text content to the lower section of the page if I wanted but left it out since I am not running an seo campaign for my photos of norway site. But if you are concerned with using flash for your photography site then there are ways to do it where you can still create an seo optimized page mixing flash with static content.
If you are looking for a more advanced flash photo gallery script be sure to check out my photo slideshow page where I display a very nice looking flash gallery that can be embedded into any site.
If you want more information or need help installing this or any script on your website please contact me. I’m a professional web designer that can help you with your business website.
If you’d like to take a look at a cool non flash website for your photography website then check out that link. You don’t need flash for a spiffy looking site.
If you need any help designing or optimizing your website please contact me.
Also, you might be interested in this super simple flash gallery that pulls images from your flickr account. You can use it on your blog or normal html site. It is also Free.
Some other posts about photography:
Advanced Flash Slideshow – the best one on the market in my opinion.
Interested in creating more exciting slide shows of your photographs? Check out Animoto
Interested in creating flash slideshows or entire flash based websites with your photos? Check out Activeden