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WordPress.com blogs get premium paid-for themes

Automattic has just announced that premium themes have become available for WordPress.com blogs. Self-hosted WordPress.org installations have long been benefiting from a thriving theming ecosystem, complete with many paid themes -- but this is the first time that users of WordPress.com, the service that hosts your blog for you, are able to buy premium themes. For starters, only two themes can ...

Theme It is a new theme store for jailbroken iPhones

One of the best things about a jailbroken iPhone is the ability to customize the entire interface to your liking. Theme It, a new app store for jailbroken iPhones, aims to make re-theming your iPhone extremely easy. Theme It will work a lot like Cydia, offering an iPhone app and a mobile website to browse and purchase themes. That's right, these are paid themes. Theme It's creator told ReadWrit...

Gmail gets five new themes which emphasize usability, fun

The Gmail team has just announced five new themes for Gmail: Basic Black: Shown above, it's a bare bones high-contrast theme; it's actually quite soothing. Basic White: It's the same as Basic Black, only in white. Android: This one seems like kind of a shameless marketing move (where's the "iPhone" theme?), but it's really a nice theme. You get a subtle circuit-board pattern up top, with a...

Google adds more official themes for Chrome -- to the Extensions Gallery?

I've asked about this before, and I'll pose the question one more time: if you're not going to put Chrome themes where the other Chrome themes go, shouldn't you at least create a category, Google? Google has introduced half a dozen new official Chrome themes, but you won't find them if you click the get themes link on your Personal Stuff menu. No, like the scores of user-created themes out the...

10+ cool Google Chrome themes you might not have seen

So, you want to change the look of Google Chrome, but you're not happy with the options available in the official Themes Gallery? Well, I've got good news for you: there are plenty of good themes available elsewhere. In fact, there are loads of themes in the Google Chrome Extensions Gallery. Wait, what? Yes, I know -- a theme is not an extension. Sure, they're the same file type (.CRX), but th...

Google adds World Cup themes category to Chrome Extensions Gallery, underscores its failings

Good: Google has added a boatload of new World Cup themes to the Chrome Extensions Gallery. Now you can proudly display your nation's colors as a theme on your Chrome browser! Bad: It's a perfect example of what is wrong with the Chrome Extensions Gallery. The themes actually appeared late yesterday, though they looked like extension spam to me. There were no screenshots posted. They're not...

Gallery: Erez's current Foobar2000 theme, MonoLite Plus by Junior-Spirit

A few of the gazillion people who commented on the Snagit Giveaway post seemed more interested in my Foobar2000 theme than in the giveaway. Far be it from me to disappoint. I hereby present MonoLite Plus by Junior-Spirit! This post is not a tutorial. If you don't know what Foobar2000 is, you might not find it very interesting (it does have pretty pictures, though). I also will not be covering the...

Make your Windows desktop look like the Windows Phone 7 home screen

Like what you've seen of the Windows Phone 7 Metro interface? Wish you could make your desktop look like it? Wish granted! A group of DeviantArt users has created the Omnimo theme for Rainmeter, the highly-customizable desktop information app for Windows. As you can see, Omnimo is a very faithful port of Metro's angular, widgety good looks. Like most good Rainmeter themes, Omnimo is packed wit...

Easily install unofficial themes on Windows 7 with a free program

Windows 7 offers plenty of personalization options already, but there are some nice unofficial (and unsigned) themes out there that you can't install without a little tinkering. Normally that requires downloading and patching several Windows .dll files, and it can be kind of a pain in the butt -- especially if you're not the DIY type. Kishan Bagaria has put together Windows Theme Installer f...

Windows 7 Spring theme adds fresh, seasonal eye candy to your desktop

The official Windows 7 personalization gallery already has some pretty nice themes available. Whether you're into hot cars, animals, or abstractness, there's something for (almost) everyone. Just added is a gorgeous new seasonal theme called Czech Spring which includes eight high-res springtime wallpapers. Flowers, a babbling brook, a pastoral landscape -- you can almost smell the nature-y goo...

Operetta Advance theme makes Firefox look like Opera 10

Up until today I've been using a dark Firefox theme. It looked quite pretty, but eventually I got tired of not being able to read the black text on some of the dialogs (yes, I've tried tweaking userchrome.css -- multiple times). So I've set out in search of a lighter theme which would still be nice and minimalistic. Operetta Advance seems to fit the bill perfectly. It's called "Advance" beca...

Posterous releases directory of themes

[Update - As noted in the comments, it appears that themes.posterous.com is not an official directory of themes as the title of this post suggests, but rather is a 3rd-party theme directory that cleverly grabbed the "themes" subdomain at posterous.com.] The super-simple blogging platform Posterous has released a theme directory, offering up eight new themes in addition to the five default theme...

10 awesome Personas themes for Firefox 3.6

Happy Firefox 3.6 release day! In honor of the official release of the latest and greatest version of Mozilla's browser, I thought I'd highlight one new feature in particular: Personas. Firefox 3.6's Personas support allows you to change the look of Firefox with a single click, no restart required. If you've used themes in Google Chrome, you're already familiar with the idea. The Personas gall...

12 sexy Gnome themes for Ubuntu that are easy to install

A common complaint about Ubuntu is that its default Gnome themes (and the other selections it ships with) are unattractive. Personally, I think Dust is quite nice, but I'm always up for additional skins that are pleasing to the eye. Bisigi has created a dozen very nice options, and they're dead simple to install. It's just a matter of adding a key and source to your software repositories. Firs...

Chrome Corner - weekly updates, extensions, themes, and tips for Google Chrome

Welcome to the first Chrome Corner of 2010! Things got a little quiet over the holidays on the software front as most Google news seemed focused around the Nexus One mobile and the possibility of an HTC-built tablet branded by Big G. There's still plenty to cover, so let's get to it! Hexxeh getting close to another Chromium OS release The enterprising fellow who brought you Diet Chro...