Mod Blogger Tech

modblogger-techDeveloped by Blog Oh Blog
this is a premium technology based wordpress theme. If you love gadget and technology websites as much as we do and have ever wanted to run your own then this could be the site for you! Not sure? Take a look at some of our favourite sites on the net for some inspiration Notcot, OhGizmo!, Boing Boing Gadgets, Gizmondo and Ektopia. The basics are also all there to run a games blog or review site.

There are a few tweeks that we feel could improve this site, for instance the sleek looking product showcase section at the top would be much better as a menu and could be easily customized to work as one. Also the jQuery based Accordian feature on the homepage could do with some re-vamping

There’s also an area for 125 x 125 ads so you can monetize you blog, and with a technology blog or site there’s plenty of opportunity to advertise.

Features

  • Inbuilt Gravatar support
  • Stylish formatted tags making it nice and easy to navigate
  • Custom products scroller (easily turned into a stylish menu)
  • Very easy to monetize with banner and ad support
  • Breadcrumbs enabled
  • Custom Author information for every post
  • Complete with all the widgets needed to run the site
  • Complete post-sales support from Blog Oh Blog

Complete demo of the site is availible from the homepage (link below) and it is worth checking out before you make a decision. Blog Oh Blog offer complete support after purchase and are well known for quality in both code and style.

The New Yorker

newyorkerThis is a huge, huge site. If you ever wanted to run an online newspaper with retro broadsheet style then here is your chance. This is a WordPress compatible ‘theme’ and comes complete with all the widgets and plugins that you will need to have complete control over your newspaper without ever having to resort to using code. This is basically a ready to go CMS newspaper site.

If reto is not quite your thing then the fonts and styles used are pretty easy to customize aswell as colours etc.

Features

  • Comprehensive theme control panel (136 settings)
  • 37 Widgetised areas
  • Dynamic drop-down navigational menu
  • Advertisement banner management
  • Dynamic video block
  • Compatible on all major browsers
  • Suitable for magazine sites as an entry page or complete site
  • Painstakingly validated code (XHTML and CSS)

If you are going to manage and update this site yourself then we would recommend reading through the homepage and demo (links below) very carefully if you are not familiar with WordPress. This is probably not the best site for newbies, however for the price ($39) it stands head and shoulders over other traditional newspaper solutions available.

Band Website

Well the name says it all really! Band Website is a very minimal and easy to use site. Available as a stand-alone website and a wordpress theme this is a very customisable site which is easy to install (standalone, wordpress is always easy!) and has an impressive gig / shows calendar. It also has advertising space in the side bar for your bands latest merchandise. Most importantly it is easy for the fans to use and find the information they want quickly, which should be the main priority of any site and more than often isn’t!

Features

  • Available as a complete installable site and a WordPress theme
  • Very easy to customize
  • Currently reduced to $30 (Paypal)
  • Easy to use gigs / dates calendar
  • Edit, add and delete shows directly on the page
  • Link directly to venue from shows page for info and bookings
  • Photoshop files included
  • MP3 player built in
  • Built in image gallery and contact form
  • Suitable for bands, artists, bars / venues, anyone who needs a shows/gig based site

Home page of the band website
Home page of the band website
The shows page with links to venues and booking agents
The shows page with links to venues and booking agents
Blog page so you can keep fans / visitors up to date with your latest news
Blog page so you can keep fans / visitors up to date with your latest news

Useful contact form for your fans
Useful contact form for your fans

This is not a free theme however it is cheap enough to be a very affordable solution, currently on offer at $30 (down from $60) I would recommend having a look and seeing if this is the right site for your band or client.