New free WordPress theme Nublu released

15 February 2011 comment icon3 | Categories: theme news (love that domain name!) have just released a new free WordPress theme Nublu. As the name might suggest – this new theme is blue!
From the blogogblog guys:
This is a sleek blue colored theme that comes with a configurable slider, drop-down menus and Cufon-enabled headlines. The theme also sports a twitter bird that will sing out your latest tweet from your account. Nublu has automatic thumbnail generation, as long as you have a picture uploaded with your post. WordPress 3.0+ menu system is integrated into this theme for easy customization of your navigation menu.
Nublu Theme is totally free to download and has been tested with all the major browsers.
I think Nublu features particularly nice typography – …

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Why WordPress needs a vibrant Premium Themes economy

05 August 2010 comment icon1 | Categories: opinion

While browsing this evening I thought I’d take a dig around the most recent free themes submitted.
I gotta tell you guys – what I saw wasn’t pretty!
I stopped looking after about the 30th theme going back to late May. I can safely say that of the 3o themes I looked at – I could not see myself using 2 of them – and that was me actively wanting myself to use as many as possible.
What I observed was interesting in itself.

Most new WordPress free theme submissions from the past few months are quite simply – crap.  (sorry to anyone reading this if you’re theme is on that list).
Of the ones that are of a …

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