PollDaddy, the polling service acquired by Automattic on October 15th, 2008 has revamped their entire site. The new design features a rich red color with swirls and all sorts of nice eye candy. The overall design is more in tune with the logo. Even the back-end of the website has (more…)

I just finished reading this great collection of interviews with WordPress commercial theme developers on A couple things worth noting regarding the interviews. The majority of them say that competition is fierce and that getting in the market now will be very difficult. That might be true, but don’t (more…)

Are you having difficult styling category template files? According to Scribu, things are about to get much easier with WordPress 2.9. But using category-{id}.php in practice is not that fun: firstly, you have to leave a comment in the theme file so that you know what it’s for. Secondly, you (more…)

Matt Thomas last night announced on Twitter that would be live testing a new design. We’re running a live redesign on this week, if you’re into that sort of thing. I think it’s gonna be pretty swanky. Upon checking it out, I gotta say that it’s strikingly different (more…), the commercial service owned and operated by Automattic has undergone a redesign. Now, I can’t tell you what changed and what didn’t because I don’t visit the site often enough to notice the changes. However, if I had to take a guess, I’d say the footer is different, some (more…)

Darren Hoyt who is the creator of the Mimbo Pro theme recently gave his personal site a refresh. The new look is in a word, beautiful. Everything from the colors used to the spacing to the typography looks spot on. I’m digging the slight transparency which I’ve seen few designs (more…)

The results for the WordPress design challenge poll are in and it looks like the dark fluency style has emerged as the winner. But as Jane mentions in the official blog post, the results are interesting. Overall, the various Fluency variations made up for a large majority of the votes (more…)

Pretty awesome to see that in such a short notice, there were ten different header tweaks submitted including one by Kaspars Dambis. I placed my vote early this morning but I followed Janes instructions in opening each full view screenshot in a browser tab and viewing each one. I must (more…)

Jeremy Visser published what I believe to be a great post regarding the recent WordPress 2.8 header design challenge which took place this past weekend. In his post, Jeremy discusses the fact that the challenge requires entrants to work from a .PSD file which is a proprietary format tied to (more…)

WPWebHost which is a webhosting company specializing in hosting WordPress powered websites has put their design finalists on display for their respective categories. Now it’s up to us to vote for the winner. The categories range from clean and minimalist to grunge. Notable websites within this design contest include Joost (more…)