A viable alternative to WordPress and other powerful blogging tools, Tumblr is steadily gaining adherents and belivers due to Tumblr’s ease of use and theme power. Many experenced bloggers have recently taken to voicing preferences for Tumblr, while others in the know are still on the fence as WordPress 3.1 upgrades come to fruition brining significant changes and additions.
I recently stumbled upon what for me is becoming an invaluable resource as it should be for developers. The site is called FRAILWORDS. Frailworks is bursting with news, information, posts, RSS feeds, videos, books, design resources, templates, themes, advice, images and CMS resources, coupons and a marketplace
After an extended period of evaluation and trying out an assortment of different CMS systems and solutions for blogging and content management I have managed to land soundly in the camp of Word Press for reasons I am only just now coming to really understand and really appreciate. The availability of high quality useful themes is one of the main factors that draws me to WordPress. Once using it, I am beginning to realize that the power of Word Press and many of the features and functions that are spot-on useful. Most probably evolved from continual growth and evolution of the platform. The strength and additional functionality and extensibility of themes adds to the overall power and importance of WordPress as a desirable development platform
Coming from the world of Destop Publishing, Illustration and publication design I have always deeply appreciated and respected the consumate skills of seasoned newspaper and print designers. They constantly utilize full palate of skills including an awareness of grid design styles and concepts. I had seldom seen grid values successfully transfered to web design until now. After research the subject I found and became a fan of Khoi Vinh former design Director at the NY Times. Luckily Khoi has brought his knowledge of the grid design into a commerciallt-available minimalist-style WordPress-based Theme called Basic Maths. The subtraction.com site is an excellent example. I am busy, at this very moment, learning to use the theme and grid approach hopefully to the benefit if this website, please enjoy The Coolness Factor’s evolution now and into the future.