Free Basic WordPress Theme Download

Basic Wordpress Theme

Wordpress is an amazing blogging and CMS system to use and create websites with. This blog right here was created using Wordpress. I have started using Wordpress when creating any new sites because its easy to use, customize and update. The only thing that gets to me is that I always seem to have to completely recreate the whole Wordpress system when making a new theme. So I decided to create a very basic Wordpress theme and save that so I will always have a valid theme to build off of. So I decided to give this Basic Wordpress theme away to anybody that wants it to build off of. Now this is a very basic theme. Its not something to use as your blogs theme, its something to build off of. It has all the basic elements of Wordpress along with a widgets enabled sidebar. It has minimal CSS just so all the classes are in the CSS file. As you can see from the image above there’s no real styling at all, no images, nothing but the standard Wordpress install. Feel free to download it and let me know what you think or let me know if you find it useful. Hit the button to download the theme.

Free Basic Wordpress Theme Download

Photoshop Tip: Zooming In

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I discovered a pretty nifty trick the other day while working zoomed in on a huge image file. So when you navigate around an image in Photoshop you hold down space and then click and drag. This is fine if you are just working in a small area and don’t need to see the whole picture.

So while working on a huge image I was often scrolling around the image a lot using the space key and click and drag and repeat. Until I discovered a nifty little tip that Photoshop has. If you hold down space + c and click and drag a small box will pop up (see above image) and you will zoom out and the box will follow them mouse, then when you release the mouse it will zoom into where the box is now placed at the same zoom level as before. Get it? Well there’s a short video (go full screen on it) that I made that you can checkout below. It starts off with the normal zoom and then shows you the space + c zoom.

 

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Grndctrl Review

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Grndctrl is a dashboard that tells you where your money goes & helps you save via the medium of beautiful graphs. It is a nice simple and easy to use website that tells you how much money you should be saving a month based on your monthly income and monthly expenses.

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After you put all of your information in you return to the dashboard and you are greeted by a couple of things. First at the top there is a blue bar and breaks down how much you are saving (if you are saving) per day, month, and year. Next there is a pie graph that shows you how much money you are spending on your expenses per year. The final is a bar graph that shows your estimated savings over the next year.grndctrl-screen2

The final part is a rewards section where you enter in a item that you are saving up for (HDTV, Laptop, Car, etc.) and how much that item costs. The site will then display how much time it will take you to save up for that item.

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This site is incredibly useful and after taking the ~10 minutes to set it up has shown me that I can trim my budget down and save up money to pay off my student loans as well as save up for some new things. One thing I wish it had was integration with Mint that pulled all my information and was able to accurately tell me how much I was saving per month in the past. Overall it is a great site that will always be helpful.

How to Create Sticker Text Effect in Photoshop

Photoshop Sticker

I have been making text look like it’s a sticker for a little while at work and I thought that I would make a short tutorial on how I create the sticker quickly and easily. This is my first Adobe Photoshop tutorial so go easy on me! Hit the jump to see the tutorial and download the files.

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Fortune Cookie Advice

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Best fortune cookie advice I have ever gotten. I now have this fortune in my wallet so whenever I reach to get money to buy something I question if I really need to buy it.