Weekly Roundup: May 5, 2012
This week: Blogger integrates Google Translate; TypePad’s new Element theme; Cargo adds new Landsat theme; New themes and add-ons for Concrete5; Flavors now supports Dribbble; Virb integrates Big Cartel; Weebly unveils beta features and iPhone app; WordPress.com updates Friend Finder feature.
Blogger: Google Translate integration
Blogger is adding multi-language features with the addition of the Google Translate gadget, which allows direct access to the over 50 languages supported by Google’s translation service via a simple drop-down menu. Also new: the Blog List gadget for displaying select blogs, and the Text List gadget for adding “a list of your favorite books, movies, or whatever you like.”
TypePad: Element theme
TypePad has a new theme, Element, a one-column layout with six color schemes. Get the details on TypePad’s official blog.
Cargo: Landsat design
Cargo has a new theme out: Landsat, a fullscreen design that “presents images and other media as large as possible with a minimum amount of interface elements, ideal for displaying visual work across a range of devices.” More on the Cargo blog and the preview page.
Concrete5′s new add-ons and themes
This week’s theme and add-on releases for the Concrete5 platform includes Jagged, a lightweight screen-independent theme. Review all recent themes and add-ons.
Flavors: Dribbble support
Flavors is adding support for a new service this week, Dribbble, the popular screenshot-sharing network for designers. Read more.
Virb integrates Big Cartel e-commerce
Virb is making Big Cartel its online shopping solution of choice, with a one-step setup and seamless integration with the service. Get more info and see sample sites on Virb’s blog.
Weebly: Beta features and iPhone app
Avid users of the Weebly service can now signup to beta-test upcoming features such as page types (introducing page layout variations), the button designer, and dedicated areas for social media icons and phone numbers. Also checkout the all-new Weebly iPhone app.
WordPress.com: Friend Finder feature updated
WordPress.com has improved the effectiveness of its social discovery feature, and it now connects users with contacts on Twitter, Facebook, and Google who have WordPress sites. More on WordPress.com.