New Featured Author: Pexeto

  • Author’s Username: Pexeto
  • Member Since: August, 2009
  • Location: Top Secret!

How Come?

Pexeto is new to ThemeForest, only signing up in August. Nevertheless, he’s already released five templates! That, itself, is an amazing achievement worthy of the weekly feature.

Portfolio Sample

NewSense

“NewSense” is a Simple And Clean Business Web Site Template. It’s great for any business and is designed in corporative and modern style. The PhotoShop files are easy customizable and well organized. The home page is designed to emphasize your products.”

WCB – Business and Portfolio

“This is an HTML/CSS Business Portfolio Template. It’s great for any business and is designed for the corporate and modern style. The PhotoShop files are easily customizable and well organized.”

WebRider

“WebRider” is a Simple And Clean WordPress template with three different color schemes. There is a stylish News/ Featured item slider on the home page to emphasize and present your content most efficiently.”

New Twitter-Exclusive Quick-Tip Video Series

Last week, I launched a new exclusive quick-tip series for our Twitter followers. What makes this screencast series unique is that they’re all five minutes or less, and the topic for each entry comes straight from the community! As these will not be posted on the blogs, the only way to stay up to date is to follow Nettuts+ and ThemeForest!

Just for a one-time sample, here are the first two quick tips.

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Free File of the Month: September 2009

Free File of the Month

I’m pleased to announce that this month’s free file comes courtesy of rzepak . Please join me in thanking him for providing us with this wonderful admin template for free! I know I’ll be using it!

Author : rzepak

File : AdminTheme – Ultimate Admin Panel Solution

You’re a great PHP programmer, but you find that your web applications aren’t visually appealing? In that case, Ultimate Admin Theme provides the perfect solution!

  • Tableless;
  • Full CSS and xhtml design;
  • Dropdown menu;
  • Two color schemes!
  • jQuery magic
  • jQuery calendar(datepicker)
  • editable textarea with markitup
  • layered PSD included;
  • valid XHTML 1 .0 Strict

Download Here

Usage:

You are granted ONE free usage of the item in a project either commercial or non-commercial. You may not use the file in multiple projects unless you purchase licenses in the usual way. You may not redistribute the item in any way. If you need a different license for this file, you may purchase it here (link).

More From Rzepak

A huge thank you goes out to “Rzepak” for generously offering this template to the community!

Don’t Forget the Other Marketplaces! More Free Files.


@font-face and 15 Free Fonts You Can Use Today

Fonts are a huge part of design (as we all know). Text on the web needs to be much more dynamic than in any other media. We have solutions like Cufón, sIFR, etc. but perhaps one of the better options is using @font-face in CSS.

We’ll take a quick look at using @font-face in CSS and 15 great free fonts you can start using today.

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New Featured Author of the Week: Octofine

  • Author’s Username: Octofine
  • Member Since: June, 2009
  • Location: Undisclosed

How Come?

When a template is priced at $30, it requires much more appeal to sell to a large number of people. That hasn’t been a problem for Octofine, selling over 140 times over the course of the last month!

Portfolio Sample

Octofirst Business Portfolio 4 in 1

Features

  • easy to customize
  • theme options panel with color picker included
  • custom write panels
  • drop down menus
  • 4 sidebar-enabled areas for widgets
  • portfolio lightbox gallery. you can have as many portfolio pages as you want. TimThumb generates the thumbnails automatically
  • modular homepage design, full-width option available
  • modular homepage slider (which can be replaced easily with a static image), full-width option available, can take flv videos as well
  • clean & valid code, lightweight, optimized for speed
  • functional Ajax contact form
  • …and plenty more!

Add Social Bookmarks to your WordPress Theme

In this short tutorial, we’ll be adding buttons to our WordPress theme to allow visitors to easily submit the current article to social bookmarking sites like Delicious, Reddit, Digg, StumbleUpon, Twitter and Facebook.

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WordPress for Designers: Day 18

I’ll bet that many of you have used or have been searching for a WordPress contact form to you for yourself or a client. Plugins can be great and very convenient, but your also relying on the plugin developer to make sure it works and does what you want. Today, we are going to build our contact page, complete with a working AJAX/php contact form! We will use the jQuery library to pull off the AJAX call and animation effects. It’s a day you won’t want to miss if you have ever wondered how to build an AJAX contact form with WordPress.

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What’s Coming Up in September!

It’s been a hectic 3 days for us here at Envato. We’ve had a massively successful Birthday Bundle (over 5,000 sales in 3 days), lots of giveaways, a fantastic Tuts+ tutorial set up for free download and our first video interview. Here in the office we’ve also been celebrating today with a big lunch and lots of network gaming! With the birthday all wrapped up now though I thought I’d give you a very quick preview of what’s coming up in September…

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Birthday Bundle Success!

When we set out a couple of months ago planning a way to say thank you to all our buyers here on the Envato marketplaces, there was one really stand out idea. It was put forward by our very savvy AudioJungle site manager ScottWills who suggested a fantastic bundle deal. It was a cool idea, but I don’t think anyone here at Envato HQ every expected it to be such a runaway success!

The most immediate consequence is we will definitely be running Birthday Bundles every year in August from now on. So if you enjoyed this bundle there will be more to come next year!

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New Subcategory Featuring 404/Under Construction Templates

Never content to just sit on our fingers, we’re always in search of new revenue streams for both us…and our authors! As such, we’ve launched a subcategory in the “site template” section which features beautifully designed specialty pages. Whether you’re in need of a pre-built 404 page, or a count-down under construction page – while you update your site – we’ve got you covered! Let’s take a look at a few of our current offerings.

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