New Responsive WooCommerce theme Sooperstore released

04 September 2012 comment icon0 | Categories: commercial themes, featured, theme news

Ok it’s pretty embarrassing how long it’s been since I posted a blog update here. My last update was early July saying that a new theme was on the way “within a week” if I recall correctly. Well fast forward a week or 8 and I’m happy to announce that Sooperstore has finally been released!
We actually released another theme in the interim which I’ll come back to you another time. Right now I’m excited to share details of Sooperstore.
What’s the skinny on Sooperstore?

It’s a WooCommerce theme. What’s WooCommerce? Only one of the best WordPress ecommerce plugins on the planet (along with it’s distant relative Jigoshop).
It’s responsive. A lot of time has been spent tuning the hell out …

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Great new solution for responsive Images and WordPress

12 April 2012 comment icon2 | Categories: development

So I’m in the middle of building a new responsive WordPress theme and am currently knee deep in studying the various different techniques available for handling responsive images within the overall context of responsive web design. One thing is very evident at the moment –  this little chestnut has not been cracked yet. This is evident by the myriad of different approaches currently being adopted by the webs best and brightest. Some nice posts which summarise the most prevalent methods include:
The Challenge of Responsive Images (my preferred route thus far)
Responsive IMGS Part 2 – In-depth look at techniques (really detailed review of pretty much every known technique)
There’s also been some additional novel solutions proposed in …

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Theme News Roundup – June 19

19 June 2011 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news

It’s been a while since I did a theme news roundup. Without further ado, here goes:
Responsive WordPress
Continuing our obsession with all things Responsive – WPMU has a nice showcase of Responsive WordPress sites and also has a list of free Responsive WordPress themes. Siobhan from WPMU also appears to share my obsession for Responsive web design as I just noticed another post from this week over on WPMU on how to optimise your WordPress site for the iPad.
Go check ’em out people – this is the future.
New WordPress Podcast
Studionashvegas has started an interesting new WordPress Podcast/Drivecast which features Mitch delivering the podcast on his daily commute – nice idea Mitch and I’m listening to the …

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Classy new free HTML5 WordPress theme from Smashing Magazine

08 June 2011 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news

Every now and again Smashing Magazine release a free WordPress theme. Normally with free WordPress themes, I approach them with limited expectations. After all the theme is free – there’s got to be limitations right? Surely it can’t be on a par with the level of quality we expect from commercial theme shops? Well, not so with Smashing Mag themes. Time and time again they hire some of the best theme developers to produce fantastic quality WordPress themes that meet and often surpass the quality of that which are sold commercially.
Today’s new release is no exception. In fact it’s got me quite excited. Yoko is a free WordPress theme produced by Elma and Manuel from …

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