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To establish a unique identity in the online publishing universe, you need to have a great content & a great blog design as well. It is hard to keep people stick around your blog if you are running the WordPress Kubrick theme.

Hence, we at Web.AppStorm always insist on great content packaged in a fabulous wrapper. To help you select an fitting identity to your blog, we have rounded up thirty beautiful themes for two of the greatest blogging platforms – WordPress & Tumblr.

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Now that everybody and their cat is on Twitter, it is time to stand out in the crowd. Make a statement not only with your tweets but also with a background that says who you are.

It is a proven fact that people with profile pics and custom backgrounds tend to attract more followers when compared to the rest. So to spice up your Twitter profile, we have come up with a list of 50 splendid Twitter backgrounds. Check them out after the jump.

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WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform available and with over half a million known websites running on the software, it’s no surprise there’s a big news surge when a new version is released.

And yes, you heard it right! WordPress 3.0 has been officially launched today and brings with it a tone of new features that aid WordPress plugin developers, theme designers and of course, bloggers. I’ve hand-picked the top 10 cool new features of the latest version of WordPress and will briefly explore their possible uses and benefits.

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Tumblr is a pioneer in the field of microblogging – a new format of publishing for those who want to express their thoughts short and sweet. The primary advantage of Tumblr is that it does not threaten new adopters with a complex back end yet offers limitless possibilities to power users. For instance, if you are a newbie you can click to select a new Tumblr theme. On the contrary, a power user could whip up his/her unique theme with HTML or JavaScript.

In the online Universe, packaging the content is as important as the content itself. You might be the new Wordsworth, but a sleepy blog design will not inspire readers. Now that Tumblr is becoming the undisputed platform of choice for micro blogging, tonnes of themes – free and paid – are available at your disposal.

Today we’ll take a look at twenty-two gorgeous themes to dress up your tumblog.

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Tumblr is fast becoming the micro blogging platform of choice across all sections of Internet users. The Tumblr app in itself is well rounded with a gorgeous user interface and nice set of features. Being the spoiled brats of the internet age we are, the quest for accessing and managing Tumblr from various platforms is always out there.

There are quite a few choices when it comes to tumblr apps. In this round up, let us take a quick look on the apps that help us to enhance the Tumblr experience.

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We all want our stuff to look good, right? For those more serious about Twitter, such as businesses and social media guru’s, the appearance of their Twitter profile is a key element to their success. It’s not just the pros that get to have great looking Twitter designs though! There are plenty of amazing custom backgrounds and apps available to give your Twitter profile a face-lift.

We’ve gathered ten great sites to get custom Twitter backgrounds and even full themes. Some are free, some may cost a bit, but they’re all great and have something fantastic to offer to spice up your Twitter profile page.

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As Tumblr becomes increasingly popular, more Tumblr users will be looking for ways to make their blog unique. As with WordPress, there is a huge selection of free themes, except the really outstanding ones generally come at a price. Premium WordPress themes took off a few years ago and still offer a huge market. Premium Tumblr themes are currently quite limited, which means there is a lot of untapped potential in this niche.

Awhile ago we took a quick look at twelve top Tumblr themes and today we’ll take a quick look at eight premium, top notch themes for those of you looking for something a little more unique and custom. If you’re a Tumblr theme developer, there’s a special message at the end just for you. ;-)

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As any experienced blogger will most likely know, WordPress is a killer blogging platform. What many people aren’t aware of, except those more familiar with WordPress, is that the platform is capable of so much more than just blogging. In fact, most people refer to it as more of a content management system (CMS) than just something built solely for blogging.

There are some amazing WordPress themes available at places like ThemeForest and around the web, but most are blog-centric. WordPress is capable of so much more. Like what you ask?

Check out these 15 Awesome WordPress themes with unusual uses to find out.

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We’ve had a lot of coverage on self-promotion of late. Web 2.0 seems focused on just this — whether it’s displaying your work with an app like Carbonmade, publishing your bio on Magntize, or broadcasting your witticisms on Twitter, the modern web seems wholly geared to let others know who you are.

And with so many ways to promote your work and your business, it can be hard to focus your efforts. Let us help by rounding up the top applications for displaying what it is that you do — your work.

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The popularity of Twitter has resulted in an influx of spinoffs. These services all have slightly different functions, but each is built on the Twitter platform. They are intended to extend the how we use Twitter — and the sites we’ve listed here today do that really well.

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