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Few weeks ago, RightBanners, a company focused on creating custom banners and landing pages, contacted me asking to review their service.

Besides experiencing the service, I though this was a great chance to provide a handy freebie to WRD readers. I placed an order for a landing page just like any other customer and gone through the whole process. You can find out what working with RightBanners is like and download the landing page they created below.

Free Landing Page

The ordering process was very easy: I wrote the details of the project which was for a non-existing/virtual open source app named Media Presenter (a photo gallery web app).

I simply provided the logo, described the landing page I had in mind with the list of menu items and some of the content. I also shared examples of landing pages I liked so that RightBanners guys can have an idea of my style.

They use a ticketing system which is great. I can contact the RightBanners team and view the correspondence thread any time. The communication process was very smooth. RightBanners team asked for some other details. I added some extra information and they came up with 2 landing page designs the next day.

Free Landing Page

I selected one of them and requested a couple of changes on it. The new screenshot arrived the next day which was pretty fast.

At the end, I was happy with the result, approved the design. RightBanners created the HTML-CSS markup (via their sister service PSD2HTML) and it arrived within 2 days with the PSD source.

Conclusion

I was satisfied with the service, they were always there to reply and things worked pretty fast. I believe that this is their way of working but not because that order was for a review. If you are looking for a landing page or banner design service, you should definitely give them a try.

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P.S. The free landing page template can be used in free or commercial websites with no attributions. Only, it can not be distributed without permission.

Looking for a new theme for your WordPress-powered website? This may be your lucky day.

Our good friends at ThemeFuse are giving away 3 WordPress themes to WRD readers (details on joining the giveaway are mentioned at the end of this post).

ThemeFuse is one of the most popular providers within the premium WordPress theme industry. They have high quality builds, lots of original designs and providing a very good customer support.

ThemeFuse Giveaway

For anyone hunting for an authentic premium theme that will set your site apart from the others, they should definitely be checked.

There are themes for almost any type of site you are planning and each theme is professionally developed with robust, reliable source code too.

All themes have a simple configuration interface which offers some very useful capabilities like:

  • setting up different sidebars on your site
  • easily add your own logo
  • change the Favicon
  • include your internal analytics code
  • get access to a massive number of shortcodes to use (adding tables, graphs, video clips and custom containers without coding).

Whenever you need help, you’ll experience that ThemeFuse is good at that. They’ve got a full support forum, a detailed FAQ and online documentation available.

Here are several examples of WordPress templates created by ThemeFuse to better see what can be created with ease:

PhotoArtist – Photography WordPress Theme

Looking for a way to showcase your photography skills? Here is a full-featured portfolio website.

Photography WordPress Theme

MobilityApp – Mobile WordPress Theme

Need to promote an iPad, iPhone or iPad app? This WordPress theme is ideally suited for your specific needs.

Mobile WordPress Theme

Coffee Lounge – Bar WordPress Theme

Own a cafe, coffee bar or bistro and want to make a real impression with your website? This is the theme for you!

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Responsive design is becoming a "default" for any new, modern projects and it is a very good idea to add resources that help creating such outputs to our libraries.

MightyDeals, the website which regularly offers discounts on creative products/services, is now offering a "responsive website templates pack" for a good price.

The "10 Premium and Fully Responsive Web Templates" deal is by FlashMint and normally priced $450 but offered for $17.

MightyDeals - FlashMint

Templates in the pack are built on a 960px responsive grid, enhanced with jQuery, include CSS3 effects and some of them have responsive sliders, Google Maps integration, contact forms or a Twitter "latest" tweet" feature.

Each template is focused on a specific niche including websites of a design studio, corporate company, sports saloon, interior design company and more.

All the items are cross-browser compatible, ready to work in all major screen sizes (desktop, tablet, mobile) and well-layered PSD files exist for them for further customizations.

WordPress is an amazing CMS and can be customized completely in means of design and functionality with the flexibility it offers.

In order to create a new theme for WordPress, you should know how it works, the logic of its loop and functions.

However, if you want to build a theme without touching any code, WPThemeGenerator reaches to help.

WPThemeGenerator is a professional web app (with a free and paid version) for designing WordPress themes without any coding, all web-based.

WPThemeGenerator

There are 1000+ pre-designed objects including menus, backgrounds, shades, dividers, icons, buttons, boxes, fonts, sliders, frames, colors, shines, and patterns or textures that can be used.

Multiple options exist for each element (for ex: you can choose from different popular image sliders) and all other stuff like fonts (there are 50+) or colors can be customized too.

With the provided framework, it is possible to mix 7 different combinations of positions to get countless layouts with the dynamic sidebars generator (use images, text, menus, galleries, contact forms, etc.).

Although new elements are added to the this WordPress theme generator daily, you are not limited with them and can upload your own designs too.

WPThemeGenerator

Once a design is completed, it is available both as a HTML/CSS template and a WordPress theme.

The themes created are automatically updated with the added new features and they will be compatible with the latest WP version.

WPThemeGenerator is created by the talented team of Iconshock + WordPress Theme Shock and a gallery of themes created with the application present the flexibility offered.

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HTML vCard is a free-to-use vCard website template which created exclusively for WRD readers by Muhammad Shahbaz Saleem of eGrappler.

It is a single-page, mini website that is powered with JavaScript (jQuery) and focuses on quickly displaying information about a person.

Free vCard Website Template

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By default, there are 3 pages which are presented with a sliding effect: About, Work and Contact.

"About" is pretty straightforward, the place where you mention details about yourself, list your skills, etc.

"Work" is an image gallery with paging to feature a portfolio (it has Lightbox support as well).

And, the "Contact" page, it is a fully-functional PHP contact form with validation. It can work with and without SMTP authentication as well.

Few setup details

The template is completely static except the contact form which requires PHP to function.

If you would like the contact form messages being e-mailed to you with SMTP authentication, there is a "mail.config" file in the root folder to setup those details.

That's all.

License

Use it freely (except re-distributing it without permission). No backlinks are required.