Giveaway – A year of free WordPress managed hosting at Flywheel

fw_logoHey everyone! Our friends at Flywheel – Premium WordPress hosting for designers – have given us a coupon code to give away. The coupon is good for a year of free hosting on their Tiny plan. If you’re a designer managing client sites, Flywheel is a great solution! They take care of speed and security so you can worry about building great websites (on CSS Igniter themes, of course) ! You can learn a bit more about Flywheel at http://getflywheel.com.

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Olympic – Fitness / Gym / Business theme is coming soon

So here’s a preview from one of our two themes that will be released in December. Olympic is a fitness / gym theme for WordPress with some really cool features. Team and timetable management. Custom widgets. Super flexible. Responsive. Big slider in the homepage for your most important content. Classes management. Based on the amazing Foundation grid. Powered by our small (but powerful) theme options panel. Stay tuned.

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On Envato’s theme submission guidelines

A couple days ago Envato announced a new set of theme submission guidelines for the Themeforest marketplace; you can read them in detail here.

They are a set of rules in an effort to ensure that every theme provided by Themeforest meets a certain high quality standard, using clean code and general web development best practices. We believe it really is a great list of what to avoid and what to be careful of when you develop a WordPress theme and a website in general and Envato has done a great job in recruiting experienced authors and advisors in order to compile it.

How these guidelines affect CSSIgniter’s themes

They don’t. I’m honestly and shamelessly proud of the fact that every single theme of ours, be it in cssigniter.com or in the Themeforest marketplace, already meets every single item on Envato’s guideline list.

A year and a half ago, we embarked into the already overcrowded WordPress theme market with a very specific strategy comprised of two parts: The first part was to make our themes of as high quality as possible by following the best practices of our profession, practices that we’ve learned and tested over the years we’ve been building websites. The second (and most important part) was to keep our themes as simple as possible while not compromising their features and customizability. This is the exact reason why we don’t provide “endless color schemes” or “a billion shortcodes” and we’re really happy that it’s paying off and getting justified.

So, to end this little proud moment, big props to Envato for their new guidelines and we hope you never again see 800 lines of inline styles on your website again :)

This is the UltraSeven

UltraSeven is a premium eCommerce theme for WordPress that can accommodate and supercharge any store no matter its size. Although we’ve set up the demo as a high fashion designer clothing shop, UltraSeven’s clean and minimal design is appropriate enough to be used for just about any product type, be it clothes, electronics or digital goods. Heck, it’s so versatile it can even be used as a standalone magazine.

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Mozzy updates to v1.1

Hello all and Happy New Year!

Just a quick post to let you know that we’ve just released an update to our newest theme “Mozzy”.

The theme now includes a frontpage template with a fixed width slider, for people that find the full width an overkill, and also an option to have that fixed width slider as your portfolio template. That means Mozzy now comes with 2 frontpage templates and 3 (three) portfolio templates to choose from!

You can check out Mozzy here: https://www.cssigniter.com/demo2/?theme=mozzy