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Portfolio Press

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Portfolio Press is a responsive WordPress theme for showcasing your photography, art, web sites, or other projects. It also works nicely as a regular blog site. An options panel is available for uploading logos and changing the layout. There’s also support for various post formats and menus.

Here’s a video screencast of how it works:

Download It | Demo It

The theme is in the WordPress Themes Directory. You can demo it here. Or download a copy and try it out.
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Texture Pattern

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This repeatable background texture was built off a photo I took in Antigua, Guatemala. You can use any of the tiled images below, or download the .psd and make your own colors. No attribution needed. Enjoy. (The white texture is being used as the background on this post.)

Download the Photoshop File

I am the original photos into a set on Flickr (creative commons).

How to Make a Child Theme for Canvas

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I’ve been working a lot with Canvas, a new framework by Woo Themes that gives users a plethora of design options. This video by Magnus shows a little how it works.

When setting up a new site with Canvas, I’ll make new default style settings using a child theme. This is the safe way to set up the theme, because if the design is done purely through the admin panel there’s the chance we’ll lose it if it’s ever reset. It also gives us the full css toolkit rather than just the options that Woo has provided.

Additionally, by using a child theme, we can make changes to the markup (adding extra divs or wrapper for styling)- and not be worried about losing those customizations when a new updates of Canvas roll out.
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