Standard Theme Review

Standard Theme Review

Posted Saturday, September 8th, 2012 in Reviews

All premium WordPress themes are not made equal. Some, like Thesis, are flexible and can be used for most any purpose. This is great, but sometimes the options can be overwhelming. Many times I look at the blank WordPress theme and have trouble getting started. This is where themes like Standard come in. Standard is a theme that fits really well for personal bloggers. So, whether you are trying to build a portfolio website or a blog dedicated to baking cupcakes, this theme could be your ticket. Minimal, Yet Powerful Options My biggest issue with some premium themes is the “kitchen-sink” of options. Yes, I want freedom and options. But when you present with infinity options, I don’t even know where to start.

WPEngine Coupon Code

WPEngine Coupon Code

Posted Thursday, June 14th, 2012 in Favorites

If you are interested in giving WPEngine a try make sure to use coupon code “ARTOFBLOG” for $4 per month for 3 months!

WP Engine Review: Best Managed WordPress Hosting

WP Engine Review: Best Managed WordPress Hosting

Posted Thursday, May 24th, 2012 in Resources

Today’s post is just a quick update. After running websites for years and hosting them with whichever host I found, I just wanted to drop a quick update telling you about my new favorite.

Eight Fantastic WordPress 3.0 Themes

Eight Fantastic WordPress 3.0 Themes

Posted Thursday, June 10th, 2010 in Favorites,Featured,WordPress

Now that WordPress 3.0 is officially out, there have been a lot of new WordPress 3.0 themes and theme updates taking advantage of the new features. Custom menu navigation areas, custom post types, etc. I present to you eight of my recent favorites, available from DIYThemes and ThemeForest.net. These are some of the Best WordPress 3.0 Themes out there today.

Design Snack Adds “Like” Buttons to Items and Blog Posts

Design Snack Adds “Like” Buttons to Items and Blog Posts

Posted Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 in Updates

After Facebook announced their new “Like” button API, we immediately went to work and got them integrated into blog posts and item detail pages. You can now “Like” gallery items and blog posts right from Design Snack! The integration was extremely easy, too.

Design Snack: Voting Rules have been Changed

Design Snack: Voting Rules have been Changed

Posted Friday, April 9th, 2010 in Updates

After a slew of unverified members registered and mass-down-voted quite a few sites, we’ve decided to change the way we allow votes to be made on the items on Design Snack. We are no longer going to allow voting for people who have not verified their email addresses.

Winners Announced: Two Premium Gallery-Style WordPress Themes!

Winners Announced: Two Premium Gallery-Style WordPress Themes!

Posted Monday, March 15th, 2010 in Contests

We are excited to announce another great contest exclusive to Design Snack. Our sister site, Theme Snack, providing premium WordPress themes, has given us three(3) developer licenses to give away on Design Snack. These include Foliotastic, a unique and great looking portfolio-style theme; as well as Phototastic, a photo-centric gallery-style theme.

Winners Announced: Design Snack Feedback Contest

Winners Announced: Design Snack Feedback Contest

Posted Monday, March 15th, 2010 in Contests

Design Snack is looking for some great, honest feedback about our features, benefits and our website in general. We really want to focus our efforts in the next update push and want to know what you want to see. To make this request as successful as possible, we’re offering a $15 Apple iTunes (music, movies and apps) gift card to the top 3 comments, suggestions, etc.

The Smashing Book: An In-Depth Review

The Smashing Book: An In-Depth Review

Posted Saturday, February 6th, 2010 in Design,Reviews

Unless you’ve been huddled in a corner for the last few years, you may have stumbled into a little website called Smashing Magazine. All sarcasm aside though, Smashing is one of the most popular and fastest growing websites in the design community. It has become a source of inspiration and education to thousands of designers and developers—beginners and professionals alike.

Our Favorite New Flash-Powered Sites

Our Favorite New Flash-Powered Sites

Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 in Design,Featured

There has been an influx of great Flash-based website submissions coming in lately, and I wanted to take some time to showcase a few of them. Whenever I start to think Flash websites are a dying breed, websites like this come out and force me to think otherwise.