Posted on 06 November 2010
Don’t you have to love the way the weather treats us? For days now we have had perfect or almost perfect weather and today, when Megan arrives and wants to play outside, it’s raining. I feel like going outside and shaking my fist at the clouds. In fact, I would do it if I thought it would help. Oh well, I guess it’s an excuse to take her to the mall and let her choose some new toys. The cookie jars are full, the house is shipshape, and I have even put flowers in the rooms. I wanted to put some vegetables in the bowls, but I thought that was taking it too far. I was viewing the condo theme. Megan’s mom was talking to me last night trying to tell me about this lovely condo she said is for sale just a little way away from her. I know she’s going to try to get me to think of moving down there. I can’t say it hasn’t crossed my mind when my knees creak. We will see. Anyways about condo’s, I found this lovely theme for a condo that I wanted to share with you. Shall we take a look at it?
It’s called Real Estate Theme Condo.
You can get hold of it two ways either you go direct where you will pay 39 Euros, or you can download it if you become a member of WDL. Personally, I would opt for WDL. You have three choices there Monthly ($7) quarterly ($15) or yearly ($50), and you get all their themes as well as help and tips for that price. I think that is a great deal. You also have the freedom to opt out anytime you like. You are not tied to them at all.
The real estate theme is really something special. It is what I would consider a classic. It is going to live forever. It will probably be upgraded from time to time but like a true beauty the structure of the beauty lies in the bones. And these bones are classy. Many an item can be built on these bones by just changing the outer shell slightly.
That aside this theme is great not only for estate agents, but I can think of many things I could adapt to for. It has a slider for photos on the top half or the page, which is an idea I love. Then it has place for three static photos below with the place for descriptions.
The search panel is something I could definitely adapt. You can see my mind is buzzing here. You can customize your page to either have a side bar or not.
You can use thumbnails. And it has a built in contact page just waiting for your details. I am sure you are getting the idea. There are so many things available here it’s almost mind boggling. The best thing about it and this is saying a lot. It has a clean fresh line, but they aren’t clinically white and stark.
Well, that’s all for today folks. Hope you enjoyed viewing that as much as I did. I am sure that theme will do extremely well. See you in a bit.
Posted on 06 November 2010
I visited the Pantheon years ago. Admittedly, it’s not the pantheon we will talk about, but I just thought I would share that with you. A few more days and my little one will be here. Megan has a computer now so she logs on to talk to me on a daily basis. I really enjoy the fact I am seeing her grow up, even if it is via a cam. At least that way it’s not a shock to see the two years old suddenly appear in front of me as 4. I suppose if I really wished to be on hand I would sell up and move closer. However, you see, the fact of the matter is I am staid in my ways, and although I moan about it, I love my garden. It has grown with me over the years. I have put a lot of me into it. Maybe in a few years when I need to move to a warmer climate I will think about it.
Let’s get back to the Pantheon Idea.
Pantheon is a Premium Theme which has been made for the Web design ledger Premium club. You have to belong to the club to be able to get it through the club. Being a member does give you advantages though so you might want to look at it. It is available to be purchased direct from Viva Themes as well. In the meantime, we will look at the features available with this theme.
For a start, the theme has been made for the club by one of the leading theme designers, in the form of Viva Themes.
The theme itself is a functional design of three main sections. What I really like is the single plain stripe down the left which is narrow but has been kept plain. The whole layout is done in a CSS design which is table less. The seamless slideshow that shows in the main photo areas is an excellent example of craftsmanship. This theme has all the class and distinction it needs in layout and applications. Its well worth the $48, they are asking on Viva. Maybe I was just swayed with nostalgia as I saw the various sites in Rome that I saw back when I visited the Pantheon. However, seriously the menu is situated on the right with all the about this blog and company news, etc. that you need, as well as the, always present, widget area. There was a slight distinction in color down the side panels, I was not quite sure why. However, possibly it’s to enable a widget area or something similar. By clicking on the various names Poseidon which is the blue themed background: Artemis which is the Olive green background: And Athene which is the red background, you can see the three color selections available.
The theme is fully compatible with WordPress 3.0 and has a multi level dropdown as well as an advanced panel option. The blog, of course, is there, and it has a thumbnail facility. All in all, it’s a very nice theme for anyone who is looking for a fresh face for their WordPress.
Take a look at it folks, you will be pleasantly surprised. I am off back to the cookies in the kitchen.
Posted on 10 July 2008
My newest addition to a set of amazing themes. Metropolis is an incredibly cool and clean Web 2.0 theme. It’s 3 column, 2 are fully wigitized and a iDtabs section. It’s full css and xhtml valid and tested and working on almost all browsers. I’ve also included some neat social bookmarking shortcuts.
Download: Metropolis Theme