Responsive OpenCart Themes and OpenCart Templates for Shop online 2014 - Coldthemes.com

Being an open-source e-commerce platform, Responsive OpenCart Themes allows powering an online store for free. OpenCart also has free templates available on the market. Free templates are good for starting up when you may be short of money because of other business launch costs. But if you decide to buy OpenCart themes you’ll see that they are much better in design and quality. And support. Premium OpenCart templates are definitely worthy the cost. Premium OpenCart extension come with a $100.00 price tag, which may seem too high for web software, but they are designed in such a way so as to attract more customers. Themes feature numerous icons, clip-art elements are images, which looks extremely eye-catching. OpenCart premium skins can be supplied by handy extensions to result into great designs. Now it is the era of smartphones & tablets, so customers expect your OpenCart store perform on those mobile devices as well. Our OpenCart mobile themes should do the work. If you still hesitate whether to buy OpenCart themes or go with a free Responsive OpenCart template download, remember that everything comes with experience. Money back guarantee, online support and things like that do not come with free Magento skin.

Best Business WordPress Themes

Nowadays, requirement of Business WordPress Themes are in heights. One need an elegant theme that features all the business aspects outstandingly. But amongst the thousand of  business theme collection, it becomes quite difficult to choose the best one that meet your requirements. Here, you get some of the best business theme collection you will love to see. BlackWell : BlackWell is a one page WordPress business theme. It has got innovative, clean-flat design, nice photography. As it’s a one page theme, it provides smooth navigation. A click on menu option will make user to land on that particular option in a second, directly on the homepage. That means, you can showcase your product and services very well on your site. You can present portfolio or Gallery section very well. The theme has got advance customizable Theme Options which helps to make your business website according to you. You can customize theme style in different colors. View More BlackWell Theme Information And Try It     Compass : It’s a new era WordPress Business Theme with some nice scrolling, animation effect on the home page. You can create an elegant animated business website in just few clicks. You can effectively showcase your business services to your website visitors. The theme provides flexible features, which are easy to modify. You can show your product/services video, client testimonials, your business features very effectively on your website. It has got upto 350 business icons to highlight your business features and services efficiently. View More Compass Theme Information And Try It   PhotoMaker : PhotoMaker is a stunning Photography business WordPress theme. It’s meant to show your online photography business website effectively. To give your images a great look so that your visitors get attracted towards it. It’s some of the elegant feature include full-page...
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Life’s a Beach: Beach Waves Done 5 Ways

Every summer, every lady wants the answer to this burning question: How do I get perfect beach waves? Of course, many a blogger has her own tricks up her sleeve. Some use gels, some use their own sea salty mixture, some use their flat iron and others simply braid and set over night. Today we’re rounding up our favorite ways to get beach hair to combine them into one list. Try one or try them all and then show off your beachy hair to the world! We’d love to see the finished look, so make sure you tag us on our Facebook page, the comment section, Twitter or Instagram! Scrunch and Spritz Beach Waves Trista over at xoVain used to be at odds against her fine hair, which she thought was resistant to any sort of texture. Then she learned a little trick: the scrunch and spritz. She says this method works on both clean and dirty hair and that all you need is a little water and hairspray. Once you’ve misted the bottom sections of your hair with both, scrunch and tousle with your fingers until you reach your desired texture. Let it air dry, scrunch again and then finish with some hair oil for glossy locks! Messy Beach Waves With a Flat Iron YouTube user Brea Felton has a method for getting those perfect, messy beach waves that you may not have tried yet. Instead of curling with a wand or curling iron, she uses a back and forth ebbing motion with a flat iron to create non-fussy texture. The end result is definitely reminiscent of that quintessential beach babe texture and looks gorgeous. Brea adds extensions to create some extra drama, but you can forego them if you wish. From Wet to Dry: No Heat Beach Waves...
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Build A Blog With Jekyll And GitHub Pages

Build A Blog With Jekyll And GitHub Pages By Barry Clark August 1st, 2014 CMSFrameworksWorkflow 1 Comment I recently migrated my blog from WordPress to Jekyll, a fantastic website generator that’s designed for building minimal, static blogs to be hosted on GitHub Pages. The simplicity of Jekyll’s theming layer and writing workflow is fantastic; however, setting up my website took a lot longer than expected. In this article we’ll walk through the following: the quickest way to set up a Jekyll powered blog; how to avoid common problems with using Jekyll; how to import your content from WordPress, use your own domain name, and blog in your favorite editor; how to theme in Jekyll, with Liquid templating examples; a couple of Jekyll 2.0’s new features, including Sass and CoffeeScript support and collections. Jekyll’s Simple Purpose Tom Preston-Werner created Jekyll to enable people to blog using a simple static HTML website, with all of the content hosted and version-controlled on GitHub. The goal was to eliminate the complexity of other blogging platforms by creating a workflow that allows you to blog like a hacker1. Jekyll’s Octocat mascot. (Image credit: GitHub2) Jekyll takes your content written in Markdown, passes it through your templates and spits it out as a complete static website, ready to be served. GitHub Pages conveniently serves the website directly from your GitHub repository so that you don’t have to deal with any hosting. Here are some websites that were created with Jekyll: Barry Clark’s blog3 (that’s me) Zach Holman’s blog4 CSS Wizardry5 Jekyll6 HealthCare.gov7’s landing page and content subpages Development Seed8 The Advantages of Going Static Simplicity Jekyll strips everything down to the bare minimum, eliminating a lot of complexity: No database Unlike WordPress and other content management systems (CMS), Jekyll doesn’t have a database. All posts and...
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Brand New Appointment Booking Theme- SmartBooking (Upcoming WP Theme)

SmartBooking theme is designed and featured in such a way that it makes your website more conversion optimized. SmartBooking provides you a platform to showcase your business very effectively. It conveys the importance of your business and presents your business very effectively in front of the people visiting your website. Whether you own a spa, a clinic, or a beauty saloon, you need to catch hold of more and more customers. So you need a website that not just only gives you enough features so that you can rise your voice in the marketplace, but also gives you maximum advantage of the footfall on your website. It comes with a powerful appointment booking feature that on one side makes booking appointment extremely easy for your clients, and on the other makes it extremely easy for you to manage and monitor your appointments and clients. It comes with a complete appointment booking system and you can also collect leads and make your website more conversion optimized. Highlighting The Main Features Integrated InkAppointment Plugin This SmartBooking theme makes online booking extremely easy for your customers with the integrated InkAppointment Plugin. InkAppointment plugin is a powerful and widely appreciated business application. It gets the data submitted by the people automatically stored in the back end there in your dashboard. Apart from this, InkAppointment is a specialist tool for capturing leads.     Since it will be difficult for you to keep looking into your website to response back quickly as soon as an appointment is booked, there is a function so that you can receive an instant e-mail notification. You can programme schedules in the back end according to which your customers would make an assured appointment with you since they can check the availability of appointment. You can follow this link to know more about the InkAppointment...
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20 Chocolate Brown Hair Color Ideas You’ll Really Love

Lovely, smooth, rich, delicious chocolate…YUM! Who doesn’t love chocolate? Chocolate brown hair, that is! Brunette ladies have an array of shades to choose from: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, spicy chocolate or even raspberry-tinted chocolate. They’re all ready and waiting for you to “taste” test. These shades are virtually compatible with any skin tone, so choose your fave and indulge. You’ll have the sweetest hair of all! MILK CHOCOLATE CRISP This milk chocolate hue has a golden tone to brighten and warm any complexion. Best Skin Tone and Hair Type: The golden tones of this brunette shade suit a slightly yellow/golden complexion. Medium brunette hair (level 5) works best with this look. Tip: Create a long, textured herringbone braid down one side for a trendy look. DARK CHOCOLATE CARAMEL SWIRL Refresh your ombre with a dark chocolate base and caramel ribbons that brighten the face and swirl through the ends. Best Skin Tone and Hair Type: The deep/warm and light/golden tones of this brunette best suits a slightly peachy/golden complexion. Medium brunette hair (level 5) works best with this color scheme. Tip: Gather ends into a low side bun for a perfect formal style. SPICY CHOCOLATE This brunette tone offers a hint of cinnamon just to spice things up. Best Skin Tone and Hair Type: The warm red undertones of this brunette best suits a slightly peachy/golden complexion. Medium to light brown, fine hair (level 5 – 7) benefits most this shade. Tip: Create soft, loose waves to accent this hue by wrapping strands around a medium barrel curling iron. FUDGESICLE FREEZE Cool things down with this neutral/golden-toned brunette hue. Best Skin Tone and Hair Type: The cool/golden tones of this brunette balances a neutral/olive/golden complexion. Dark to medium brunette hair (level 4-7) wears this color well. Tip: A playful half...
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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2014

Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2014 By The Smashing Editorial July 31st, 2014 Wallpapers 5 Comments We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one—desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for six years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for August 2014. Both versions with a calendar and without a calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper! Please note that: All images can be clicked on and lead to the preview of the wallpaper, You can feature your work in our magazine2 by taking part in our Desktop Wallpaper Calendars series. We are regularly looking for creative designers and artists to be featured on Smashing Magazine. Are you one of them? About Everything “I know what you’ll do this August. Because August is about holiday. It’s about exploring, hiking, biking, swimming, partying, feeling and laughing. August is about making awesome memories and enjoying the summer. August is about everything. An amazing August to all of you!” — Designed by Ioana Bitin3 from Bucharest, Romania. 4 preview5 with calendar: 320×4806, 800×4807, 800×6008, 1024×7689, 1280×96010, 1280×102411, 1440×90012, 1600×120013, 1680×105014, 1920×108015, 1920×120016, 1920×144017, 2560×144018 without calendar: 320×48019, 800×48020, 800×60021, 1024×76822, 1280×96023, 1280×102424, 1440×90025, 1600×120026, 1680×105027, 1920×108028, 1920×120029, 1920×144030, 2560×144031 Camping time “I was inspired by the aesthetics of topography and chose to go with camping theme for the month of August.” — Designed by Nicola Sznajder32 from Vancouver, B.C., Canada....
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Declarative Programming And The Web

Declarative Programming And The Web By Scott Reynen July 30th, 2014 APIProgramming 3 Comments Like most web developers, I spend my days giving instructions to computers. These instructions generally involve some input (a request for a web page), some logic (get the right content from a database) and some output (send the content to the requesting browser). This process of telling a computer how to perform a task, such as generating a web page, is what we commonly call “programming,” but it’s only a subset of programming: imperative programming. There’s another type of programming, declarative programming, that most web developers also use every day but don’t often recognize as programming. With declarative programming, we tell a computer what, not how. We describe the result we want, and the details of how to accomplish it are left to the language interpreter. This subtle shift in approach to programming has broad effects on how we build software, especially how we build the future web. So, let’s take a moment to investigate declarative programming and the web we can build with it. Hidden In Plain Sight Declarative languages tend to fade into the background of programming, in part because they’re closer to how we naturally interact with people. If you’re talking with a friend and you want a sandwich, you don’t typically give your friend step-by-step instructions on how to make the sandwich. If you did, it would feel like programming your friend. Instead, you’re far more likely to talk about the result you want, such as “Please make me a sandwich” (or, perhaps, “Sudo make me a sandwich1”). If your friend is willing and able to follow this instruction, then they would translate the phrase “Make me a sandwich” into a series of steps, such as finding a loaf of bread, removing...
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Beat the Heat: 10 Haute Hot Weather Hairstyles

The last thing you want on a really hot day is to be messing with a ton of hot styling tools, which is why we love these 10 HAUTE hot weather hairstyles! You won’t need a curling iron to get any of these looks which are simple, stylish and sure to stand the test of a hot summer day. Natural Waves When it’s hot and humid out, you may as well embrace your natural waves which is why we love this look ad seen on Chrissy Teigen. To get the look, start by spraying  Kerastase Spray À Porter Beach Texturized Spray on damp hair. “Lightly scrunch with a t-shirt covering the hand to avoid hair breakage and extra frizz/friction,” says Mario Russo, owner and lead stylist of Mario Russo in Boston. “Embrace your natural curls or waves and let hair air dry. Finish off with Oribe Superfine Hairspray for UV protection while air drying!” Classic Topknot We’re a big fan of topknots for hot summer days, and this look seen on Elizabeth Velasquez is a cinch to pull off. Start with clean or second-day hair and use a hair donut to pull hair back into a high bun. Leave out a few face framing pieces in the front and spray with Kerastase Laque Dentelle. For even more hair bun inspiration, check out these 7 topknot ideas. Accent Braid  Lauren Conrad’s sweet little accent braid is an easy way to update your summer ‘do. Start with clean hair and blow dry straight using a round brush. For extra shine, apply Frederick Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Crème and run through hair. Take a one-inch section of hair in the front and braid it back. Secure with a bobby pin to finish the look. Hairband Bun Sweat-tastic days call for hair that’s off your neck and shoulders, so this hairstyle on Katy Tiz is one...
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Evaluating responsive WordPress themes

by Scott Rollo on July 29, 2014 / Leave a comment Many bloggers rely on responsive design. A responsive website can help you seamlessly deliver content to a variety of devices and accommodate all of your readers. The thing is, choosing the right responsive theme isn’t as simple as identifying a design labeled “responsive,” uploading it to WordPress, and clicking “activate.” Evaluating responsive WordPress themes actually requires careful testing, quality analysis, and diligent attention to how a design treats your content. Testing responsiveness Responsive themes get their name from their ability to “respond” to screen sizes. The site displays one way on desktop screens and, upon detecting a smaller screen, dynamically changes to suit it. To confirm that a theme responds to screen size: View a theme demo on your desktop device. Because desktop interfaces allow you to manually change the size of your browser window, they can help you test a theme’s responsiveness. Slowly reduce the size of your browser window. As the browser window gets smaller, you should see the theme change (i.e. respond) in kind. Confirm responsiveness on your mobile device. Access the same demo on your mobile device. It should resemble the design you saw on your desktop screen after you reduced the size of your browser window. Perform this simple test for every theme you’re considering, even when the creator claims the theme is responsive, “mobile ready,” or otherwise optimized for touchscreens. Only by watching the design change before your eyes can you confirm, definitively, that a theme is responsive and doesn’t rely on some other mechanism to accommodate small screens. Assessing quality Being responsive doesn’t always mean a theme will render perfectly on mobile devices. There’s a wide gulf between themes that simply respond to screen size and those that go the extra mile...
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Selling The Value Of The Web To Small-Town Clients

Selling The Value Of The Web To Small-Town Clients By Trevan Hetzel July 29th, 2014 BusinessClientsMarketing 9 Comments Selling your services as a freelancer or a small shop is tough enough as it is. Selling to a small-town business that might not even see the need for a website adds an extra level of difficulty in turning a profit. I’ve provided web design services to small-town businesses for the past few years, having had many happy outcomes, but also a lot of negative experiences from which I’ve learned hard lessons. One of the most important things I’ve learned is how to sell the value of the web. Many of my clients needed to be convinced that a website would actually be good for their business. A lot of them were almost naive about the web and about the impact and reach that a professional website and online strategy would have for their small business, even one whose target market lies within a 15-kilometer radius. My experience with selling to small-town clients comes from running my tiny web design shop, Hetzel Creative, for three years now in rural Iowa. I started from a blank canvas after having moved to this town and building a clientele that now includes over 80 small businesses, mostly in southwest Iowa. I’ve gotten to the point that most new businesses around here are referred to my company, on the strength of my successful track record and portfolio. For the purpose of this article, let’s assume you live in a rural town like mine, with a population of about 5,000. You’re a great designer and developer, and the compelling idea of breaking out on your own drives you to look for your first client. You’ve landed a meeting with Ned’s Remodeling. Ned heard about you through mutual...
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