ThemeLab launches a redesign by designer James McDonald

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ThemeLab launched a redesign on their site a couple of weeks ago. The new design is the first big update to site’s appearance since December of 2009. Designer James McDonald put together the earlier site design as well as this new one.

ThemeLab’s proprietor Leland Fiegel developed the site himself, using McDonald’s design. So if you see anything out of place you can blame Fiegel. Unless you’re using Internet Explorer 6, he says:

Oh and also, if you’re using IE6, this site probably looks like garbage because I use a lot of transparent PNG images, and I don’t intend on fixing it either. View it in a modern browser.

The new design is mostly a realignment, and doesn’t involve a lot in terms of new features. Social sharing is trimmed down to the bare essentials (Facebook and Twitter) and related posts or recommended products have been added to the sidebars.

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Leland at ThemeLab releases free “SilverBlog” WordPress theme

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Leland Fiegel of ThemeLab has released a new free WordPress theme called SilverBlog. Is is a very clean blogging theme that supports menus, post thumbnails, and a number of widget-ready areas.

The theme can be demoed and downloaded for free over at ThemeLab.

Fiegel worked in collaboration with Roshan Ravi of CSSHeaven, who completed the design for this theme, while Fiegel developed it.

ThemeLab can be followed on Twitter for more updates at @themelab.