Design Review: eBusiness from Elegant Themes

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eBusiness is the latest theme release from Elegant Themes. We’re going to take a look at it, what it’s done well and what not so well, and what we can learn from it.

eBusiness comes in 3 color schemes and features quite a lot of JavaScript usage. Fire up the demo in a new tab as we look at the theme in more detail.

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Design Review: Yamidoo Magazine

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Yamidoo Magazine is a premium WordPress theme recently released by Pavel Ciorici of WP Zoom. It’s entering a tough market, but it does a lot of things well. Things that we can learn from!

You can see a live demo of the theme in action here.

This review was sponsored by Pavel, but it has been written in the exact same way as all my other design reviews. There is a competition to win a free license at the end of the post, and if you’d like to purchase the theme for your own site, you can do so here.

Now, onto the review!

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Design Review: Spotlight WordPress Theme

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Spotlight is a premium WordPress theme designed by Mohsin Naqi of Blogging Bits and, Muhammad Haris. Newspaper themes are a tough genre, so let’s see how well it’s done.

This post was sponsored by Mohsin, but it’s going to be treated exactly like every other design review I write, so hopefully you’ll still learn from it even if you aren’t interested in getting a new theme!

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Elegant Themes Review

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Elegant Themes is a WordPress theme club owned by Nick Roach. For $19.95, you get unlimited access to 19 premium WordPress themes, and every theme he brings out for the next year.

This post was sponsored by Nick, but I’m not using any affiliate links. It means there’s no benefit to me in selling the themes, so it’s as unbiased as I can get.

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Design Review: 21 Gun Studios

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Last week I put up a series of polls, and one of them asked if I should bring back the Design Review posts I used to write. The overwhelming response was yes, so here we go!

This site under review here is 21 Gun Studios, a web design firm run by Adam. He blogs about web development, and the layout is quite unique (Which is why I chose it!).

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Design Review: What Sarah Said

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What Sarah Said What Sarah Said is a personal blog, belonging to Sarah of course. It was picked out of a CSS gallery to be this week’s review candidate; a high quality candidate!

What Has Been Done Well?

  • Color. No-one will argue that the color scheme here isn’t unique. The unusual combination looks great, and works perfectly. Getting this right has instantly made WSS memorable.

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Design Review: Business Blog Wire

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Business Blog Wire Business Blog Wire is a blog run by Easton Ellsworth. The blog is focused particularly on businesses blogging, but also for any money-making bloggers out there.

So, what can be said about its design? It’s a plain design, but it works. There is a lot of content, and a lot of links to other sites in its blog network.

What Has Been Done Well?

  • Post headings. Have a look at the headings and you’ll see why I think they’re great. Scanning down the home page for post titles is not a problem here.

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