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Lightings play a huge role in creating the right mood, and the perfect ambience in a room, but the problem with the lighthing fixtures is that they are quite inflexible. Light fixtures are usually stuck to a wall or a ceiling. Lamps are the mobile alternative but they are rarely remotely interestingly designed.
Lumio changes all that. Created by Max Gunawan, an Architect / Industrial designer based in San Francisco, Lumio is the light source you can bring along with you, everywhere you go. And if you want it to stay in one spot, it can do that too. Best of all, you can store it up like it’s a book!
We found the concept behind Lumio very interesting. It’s a versatile, stylishly designed, and working light source. You can move from one place to another without Lumio leaving your side. Plus, it can be fixed upon a surface like a fan or a lantern design, or hung from the ceiling, giving you the room to be creative with your home decor.
Lumio can be mounted onto a concrete wall or a metal surface with the use of magnets, specially designed by the creator to work on any surface.
The cover of Lumio is made out of FSC certified wood which is water resistant. The magnets needed to hold Lumio up on any surface is encased in the cover.
The Lumio has a rechargeable lithium ion battery that can last up to 8 hours on a single charge, even with constant use of 12 hours a day. The battery for this lighting is not replaceable but worry not, as it can last approximately 5 years. The light source, a high output LED can last 6 years, and actually longer if you don’t mind a dimmer light.
The brightness can be controlled by adjusting the opening of Lumio. For example, if you want it to produce a lot of light, open up Lumio to 180 degrees. If you want it to produce a little light, just open Lumio a little. You can separately connect Lumio to a dimmer for better light control.
Although Lumio’s creator is looking for ,000 to fund the creation and the production of Lumio on Kickstarter, currently, it has raised more than 0,000. Lumio project backers who pledge for it now will receive a Lumio during the second batch of production and should expect to receive it around September 2013.
The Versatile Church Themes is our most recent free WordPress theme. It’s versatility comes from the fact that users have full control over the colors of almost every element on the site, it uses and adaptive layout to adjust to different types of devices, and the homepage contents can be customized through the use of WordPress widgets.
Theme features include:
- Unlimited color schemes
- Adaptive layout
- Homepage slider
- Upload your own logo (optional)
- Upcoming events list
- Media section for sermon audio and video
The Versatile Church Themes is a great choice for churches and non-profit organizations that want to have control over the look of their site in terms of colors. From the theme options panel you can edit things like background color, text color, link colors, navigation menu colors, button colors, and much more. This makes it easy to create a site that looks unique and matches the existing color scheme of your church or organization.
The lower portion of the homepage includes 3 widget areas, giving you some control over what content is shown on the homepage. In the preview image above you can see that we set the demo to show a list of upcoming events, links to recent sermon media files, and a text are that can include any information about the church. You can move these around or replace them with something else (for example, if your site isn’t going to include sermon media files).
The theme includes functionality that is necessary for just about any church website, such as an upcoming events list that is easy to maintain, an audio media player for sermon files, easy embedding of videos from YouTube or Vimeo, link to Google Maps for driving directions to the church, and more.
Documentation for the theme is available here.
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jQuery sliders are one of the most common elements used by web designers right now. If you use them frequently in your projects there are probably a few plugins/scripts that you tend to use, or maybe you have developed your own. If you’re looking for a versatile, functional jQuery slider plugin to use in your projects you may be interested in vSlider.
vSlider was developed by Abhin Sharma especially for subscribers of our weekly newsletter. Everyone who subscribes to the newsletter will receive a download link in the confirmation email. vSlider includes 10 different transition effects that you can choose from, optional captions for images, optional controls, and it is fully documented (a PDF) to help make customization as easy as possible. You’re free to use vSlider for personal or commercial projects, including templates/themes.
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