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Last week's <a href="http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/04/using-site-speed-in-web-search-ranking.html">post about load speeds</a> on Google's Official Webmaster Central Blog finally confirmed the rumors which have abounded across the SEO sector for months - that Google now factors a site's load-speed when assessing its search ranking.

And while this announcement, which comes as no surprise to those with their finger on the Google pulse, has drawn a few favorable responses from blog commenters, the overwhelming majority of readers have expressed concern
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s and doubts about the soundness of Google's approach. At the forefront of these were questions primarily regarding the exact magnitude of any negative ranking impact carried by slow page loading speeds. Alongside these came a large number of complaints about the fact that Google's own Analytics script is a known load-time decelerator, and about the almost glacially slow rendering times of AdSense code…
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Maximize your book's online presences with a simple website you create with a free, user-friendly template. These seven tips tell you how to do it and what to include.
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Effective copywriting attracts visitors The key to good copywriting is communication - both with your potential customer and those all important search engines. Communication itself relies on the power of words and this is where The Writers Block can help you. Let's face it - you can't sell to your website's visitors until you've got them in front of your product, can you?
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Do you prefer to shop from shabby looking shops? Well, I am sure that all of us will be answering this question with a resounding NO. If that is the case, then why should shopping online be any different. It is imperative these days for a website owner to have an inviting, user-friendly experience lest you go th

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e way of obscurity.


Application of a useful and at the same time beautiful theme in the website therefore becomes extremely important. Readily downloadable themes or templates compatible with different kinds of websites are available on the internet which can be used by designers as a starting point of their projects. Or it can be useful for novice designers who want to draw valuable inspiration from these examples thereafter start developing their own unique template. If you download a free shopify theme, then the work of the designer will be simplified and become much faster as well. These templates come with many useful features like ability to connect with the social networking sites, full customization features whereby the developer can amend it according to his own needs and all the latest technologies. With the use of these templates your website is surely going to stand out from the rest. It doesn’t end with having a unique template and features, its all depends on how well and different you do business. You can find experiences of popular ecommerce experts and help articles on blogs like Shopify ecommerce blog.


In addition to our article on some of the best ecommerce WordPress Themes of 2013, we have also created this detailed list of the 30 best and most diverse shopify websites for you designers out there. They can build up a unique, attractive and at the same extremely interactive platform with the help of these themes.




1. Urban Gear

Great free html template for on-line shop dedicated to the urban fashion industry. Easily replace the slides or just remove the slider area and use this template as a start point for your on line business.


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2. Threadify

Threadify is a theme by Mark Dunkley. It has tons of customization features and includes all Shopify features like a blog and a customized checkout.


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3. High Violet

Couture is a free theme designed specifically for high-end fashion shops. Featuring the latest in web technologies, this sleek and elegant theme will make your products stand out from the crowd.


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4. Cupcakers

Very customizable and easy to use. Has an optional homepage carousel, support for displaying tweets in the sidebar, a completely optional sidebar, customer accounts, and more!


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5. Radiance

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6. Polaroid

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7. Tokobajoo

Bring out and sell your fashion-related products with this themes and get all the fashion-related site needed : looks, simplicity and style really counts. With its simple design, TokoBajoo will make your apparel products look at its best instead. More, you can divide your shop into different type of items without overlapping one another.


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8. Artificer

Artificer is a Woo Commerce theme with an arts & crafts aesthetic designed for sole traders and small startups looking to sell hand made products.


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9. Balita

Balita Lite Word Press ecommerce Themes is a FREE Word Press ecommerce themes for baby and toddler products.


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10. Bangkoo

It will make your furniture business looks even more elegant with its simple yet easy to navigate design. Bangkoo means “Chair” in English, derived from Indonesian word “Bangkoo”. Another greatness of Bangkoo is its features indeed, such as one click install to setup your store easily, slider to display your product items, Featured Image for your product teaser, WPEC 3.8 integrate, cool and flexible design to make your store more stand-out, and WP3 menu with two spot on the header and footer, header integration, two widget areas on the sidebar and footer, Blog integration, and more.


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11. Fabulous

Fabulous is another great moves and serves for you by the end of year. Just like its name, by creating Fabulous we wish you to have a fabulous site to visit by. Sell your fashion, clothes, and more apparel products of your business site fabulously with this themes.


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12. Kakileema

Kakileema Lite (Free) Word Press ecommerce Themes is the lite version Word Press ecommerce themes from Tokokoo. Kakileema will perfectly suits your clothes/fashion/apparel shop business because it is a special for apparel themes.


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13. Mage World

Get the inspiration from one of the world leading online auction and shopping website, eBay, we have designed this free theme with the aim of bringing customers great shopping experience. It is promisingly suitable for any kind of magento web-shop. In addition, completely customizable sub pages are included.


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14. Mystile

Mystile is a clean, lightweight Woo Commerce theme, designed as a canvas which you can use as-is, or easily create a unique design to match your products. The theme is responsive as standard, and comes bundled with plenty of options and alternate color schemes.


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15. Jigo shop

Jigo shop is an ecommerce plug-in for Word Press developed by professionals with years of experience delivering online shops for global brands.


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16. Tokokoo

This themes will help you to display your gadget/apps perfectly. The features included SEO optimized, Featured Products, Products Search, Product slideshow, WP e-commerce 3.8 integration, Widget zed sidebar and footer, Recent Product, Valid CSS/XHTML, cross-browser compatible, and more! Light up your store and be the number one application online store with App Cloud.


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17. Wired

The homepage of the theme features many interactive elements. To the left of the newsletter sign-up box you’ll find a jQuery-based product slider. When navigating on a category page, the theme features polished “Add To Cart” buttons; it also integrates a light box for preview images of your products and e-commerce icons ready to be used. As usual, the theme is absolutely free to use in all your projects.


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18. Wootique

Wootique is a flexible, highly customizable ecommerce theme for Word Press. Wootique has been designed from the ground up to take advantage of all of Woo Commerce core features whilst delivering fantastic customizability.


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19. Paloogada

Paloogada stands for “Apa Lu Mau, Gua Ada”, in English, we can say it as ‘What You Want is What We Served for’. Like its name, we try to cover and serve all what you wanted to have and what you wanted to be in Paloogada.Various kind of products are possibly to display here, you can choose to display it in grid / list view, we serve it for you.


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20. Shop Around

Great free html template for on-line shop. Use it as a start point for your on line business. The template can be easily implemented in many open source ecommerce platforms.


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21. Dark Alder

Woodland is a theme by Shopify’s Mark Dunkley. You can change the colors, backgrounds, the banner and upload your own logo.


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22. Blue Scale

A very professional-looking Free Magento Theme (template). The perfect Magento Theme for a shop featuring items for kids and babies, toys and games, stationery, home décor, or crafts. Header has a custom quick access and customer service box styled with rounded corners. The home page layout has two columns and JavaScript featured product and image slider.


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23. Arpegio

Arpegio is the special Woo Commerce themes for music online store. With Arpegio, you can sounds up your music’s to every corners of the world.


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24. Music Store

Music Store is elegant design free premium Word Press theme. Suitable for any niche especially for shopping, fashion and entertainment web sites. Options page at admin panel.


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25. Solo

An official Shopify theme made by Pixellent.com.


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26. The New Standard

The New Standard is an official Shopify theme created by Pixel Union. Its clean and minimalist design makes it a suitable option for selling any type of product.


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27. Velvet Sky

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28. Telescope Magento

The Telescope theme was the very first free theme ever released on Magento Connect! Telescope is a very simple theme that features a redesigned primary navigation and clean, whitespace layout.


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29. Monochrome

Monochrome is a clean and unique theme by Shopify’s Alex MacDowell. This theme comes with two presets, but features a wide-array of theme settings which allow for further personalization.


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30. My Shopping

My Shopping is a free Word Press theme with featured content option and supports the post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche. Theme Options at admin panel.


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For a designer creativity and inspiration are the most important tools. No human being can work for hours at a time with the same efficiency doing multiple tasks; it is a well known fact that some parts of the day turn out better work whiles others less or in the worst cases efficiency is close to zero.
On the other hand clients don’t have time to wait for you to regain your inspiration…meet the deadline or you won’t receive the money. Because the Universe respects Murphy’s rules a designer or developer will always receive more projects at those exact moments when inspiration and creativi
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ty are down and out. The natural question that arises is: “How to avoid these moments of less inspiration?”


Inspiration is an inner state and thus nobody can claim to posses the key to its improvement or the remedy for its lacking. This post is a sum of tips that were successfully tried out by many freelancers, so there is a great probability that they shall work for you too.
1. Have a positive attitude

It sounds as a generic piece of advice, but it’s scientifically demonstrated that it’s true. An optimistic behavior not only avoids less inspirational moments but it builds up a work appetite and this boosts your entire creation process. So don’t be sad!
2. Schedule your activity

It is not only beneficial for your inspiration, but it is recommended for your career and entire evolution to have a super-well organized way of work. Maybe it sounds a little bit too harsh, but it is quite impossible to become a successful freelancer if you aren’t disciplined. Beginners usually don’t have a good schedule, but perseveration is the road to perfection.
On the other hand, we are living in a perpetual changing world and it is impossible to only follow your schedule: what are you to do, reject a new project because you scheduled to read a design related book at that moment? Of course, NOT! Try to be flexible, which is also very important, but don’t forget your schedule.
3. Diversify your work and projects

A sure fact that really hurts inspiration is working on grisly projects or projects which are given by very unpleasant clients. Unfortunately the bills are paid by accomplishing all the tasks and projects finished, so it’s difficult, from a financial standpoint to give some up and only do those we like.
A solution is to diversify your daily activities – try to combine what you like with what is required. I believe all freelancers have faced “semi-hated” clients or difficult projects, but they handled these and received their payment, so apply rule number one, be optimistic!
4. Read blogs, magazines and articles related to your domain

A documented and updated freelancer who is up to date with the latest novelties in his domain has more chances of being hired by well paying clients. Inspiration and experience are interconnected, so never forget to read as much as you can. The Internet is full of blogs that present quality articles, tutorials or rounds-up (as a personal opinion, I believe there are too many blogs related to web design, developing or freelancing). The best opportunity to read and enjoy them is when simply you fell that the energy and inspiration level tend to zero out, this could be considered as an active break. The rounds up on the Internet are covering a large spectrum of fields so it is hard not to find your inspiration while looking at these.
5. Avoid routine by taking small and regular breaks

Even though we don’t like it, we aren’t some sort of perpetual mobile (neither superior will power machines). We are humans and none of us can work efficiently for long periods of time; it’s quite normal that after a few hours of constant work to need a walk or everything that implies a departure from the office. I personally tried a similar system which works best for me: I work for maximum 2 hours and after this time, I take an active break of 10-20 minutes and read my latest emails or some rounds up or articles; in this way I avoid monotony and routine, which are the worst enemies of inspiration. Please don’t consider it as a piece of advice from a lazy person, but breaks are as important as the work periods.
6. Establish deadlines and check points

Efficiency can be regarded as a characteristic value of inspiration, it is more than obvious that higher efficiency requires a superior inspiration, so it is easily deduced that someone who quantifies his efficiency could also determine the ”level of inspiration”. A good method to evaluate ones efficiency is to establish small deadlines or check points, usually one or two per day. This way by respecting these ones has the feeling of fruition and why not, happiness; moreover it is very good to be able to measure your daily work and progress, it really helps in making an objective opinion about your personal evolution.
7.Try to do small changes every day in your work room or office

A minor change in the design of my working room has a powerful influence on my state and improves my inspiration, even new wallpapers could bring me new ideas or an optimistic feeling. It would probably be even better to change my office furniture daily or weekly, but, as all people, I am conditioned by financial situation and can’t do this. What we should keep in mind is the fact that any changes in the design of a work place have, in most cases, a positive influence.
Forget about your PC!

There comes a time when all these tips don’t work, when everything you do it is hell…everything is boring and nobody understands you. Nope, you aren’t crazy! It is the time when your body and brain ask for some release or a much longer vacation… you should definitely take it! It is better to let all your clients know you are not available and that’s that, no more details. Shut down the PC and forget about your phone…you should take your family and go wherever else…farther is better.
It would be great if all of these tips worked for everyone who needs them. I will be grateful if someone shares other tips that really help in avoiding less inspirational moment and don’t worry if you are passing through such an unpleasant situation, it is normal, what is abnormal is to not fight against it.


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In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques video, Deke celebrates his favorite holiday by showing you how to carve a ghoulish but gorgeous graphic into the face of a pumpkin using Adobe Photoshop. READ MORE...

(posted by Jennifer Apple for www.PhotoshopSupport.com)
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Web design and web development are both essential components of any web project, but often handled by different people in a team, or even entirely different teams. This can make coordinating the different responsibilities held by web design and web development difficult in any project.
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You can't afford to let another day go by with a website that's not only under performing but actually sending customers to your competitors. Here's how to diagnose the glaring problems with your design and content that are crippling your conversions.
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Getting a website up and running is one thing; making it a success is quite another. If you are only concerned about launching a website that looks good then you are missing a trick. A good company website should be an effective sales and marketing tool that is used to win you more customers, and planning a website properly is the secret to achieving this.
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Are you planning to get a website designed for your local business? Here are a few things you should consider. Before entrusting a vendor to design your local business website, ask yourself why you need a website. What are the goals you have for the site?
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