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There’s a lot of Tumblr users out there and, if you decide to join, you might find that the stock, free themes just don’t cut it. Fortunately, for little more than ten dollars, you can give a much needed update to your Tumblr blog with some of the fantastic Tumblr themes produced by the ThemeForest designer community. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some of the best themes for Tumblr available to buy today on ThemeForest. (more…)

On of WordPress’s key advantages is the wide and diverse catalogue of themes available for the platform, created by the design community. Some of the most popular premium (premium, by design, of course) themes come from our parent company Envato’s very own marketplace, ThemeForest, which hosts some fantastic web, mobile and WordPress themes.

In this roundup, we’re going to take a look at 50 of the best WordPress themes available on the ThemeForest marketplace, across a variety of categories. There’s tons of brilliant themes from a variety of WordPress developers across the internet, but we wanted to showcase some of the amazing themes coming out from the freelancers and businesses that sell themes on ThemeForest. You might just find one that perfect for your next blog, or two, or three. (more…)

While WordPress is commonly used as a backend for blogs, it can be used for a number of other purposes such as eCommerce and other types of webpages which serve a specific purpose. To build these sites within WordPress, you will need to download a specific theme which fits your needs, or you’ll need to mix specialized plugins with a theme to create a new app-style site.

There are tons of themes available for WordPress that can turn your site into a new app, but some aren’t the greatest, and others aren’t incredibly unique. That’s why I’ve put together this list of my favorite app themes for WordPress. These themes are well designed, stable, and can help you take your WordPress site far beyond a traditional blog. In fact, your finished site might look nothing like a blog, but it’ll still be just as easy to manage as simple WordPress blog.

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Since 2003, WordPress has helped build and run over 72 million sites worldwide with their simple yet incredibly powerful platform. You can create a blog in minutes and fill it with the content you want, or you could spend hours finding the perfect theme and plugins to make your site work exactly the way you want. WordPress powers everything from  minimist blogs that focus on writing and photography to advanced sites that use it as full-featured CMS, and everything in-between.

With thousands of free and paid plugins available for WordPress, there’s likely dozens that you might like to use on your site but have never heard of. Our reader Ash Beardmore rounded up 10 of his favorite WordPress plugins that you might not have ever heard of. Whether you want to send email newsletters straight from WordPress, monitor file downloads from your site, or more, keep reading to see if these plugins are what your WordPress site is needing.

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Web development is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The value of the web has become apparent and business and individuals alike have jumped on board the web bandwagon. During it’s humble beginners, you might find a web developer writing his code in a text editor like Notepad. However, as the web technologies themselves progress, developers can take advantage of rich web apps to produce their content.

In today’s extended roundup, we’ll be taking a look at around eighty or so tools that operate entirely on the web, that you can use in your web development workflow. For the purposes of this roundup, “development” refers to the overall process of a website’s creation and not necessarily just the coding side of things.

Let’s get started.

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HTML and CSS are the two most commonly used languages on the web. While it may not be the most advanced form of web development, every website made in the past decade uses both languages. Needless to say, there’s a lot to learn here, but that doesn’t mean tools can’t help. We’ve compiled a super list of super tools to take your markup from mediocre to macho.

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Google Analytics is one of the most well known website analytics around, not to mention being one of the best. Although Google Analytics is a fantastic app to tackle your site’s analytics needs, there are actually several other options available that many would argue are better choices. We’ve pulled together eight of the best alternatives to Google Analytics and some information about each; price, plugins, mobile apps, real-time tracking and requirements.

Which analytics app do you use and why? Read on to see if there’s anything more fitting for your needs or if you have something you’d recommend.

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Can cool domains names assure the success of a site, blog or brand? No, they can’t. However, a great product combined with a cool domain name does get the word around lightning fast. Selecting the perfect domain name requires patience, wordplay and more patience. Out there in the internet, there are bunch of web apps that help suggest, crunch and spin words to get hold of that perfect name.

While researching for this roundup, I discovered some really awesome web apps that can suggest hundreds of domain names based on broad based keywords and have listed some of them after the jump. Read on.

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The Rails Rumble is an annual 48 hour web application development competition in which teams of skilled web application developers get one weekend to design, develop, and deploy the best web property that they can, using the power of Ruby and the Rails framework.

Now that Ruby on Rails is one of the most sought after domain of Web 2.0, hundreds of cool apps take part in the competition year after year. Read on to check out the list of web apps that made into the top of the list.

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ThemeForest authors are always working hard at producing amazing themes, designs and templates, so it’s easy to miss all the fantastic new items coming through every day. I’ve rounded up 58 killer new themes and templates from ThemeForest for WordPress, HTML/CSS, PSD, Mobile, Email & Newsletter, Joomla and Magento. Check’em out!

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