NEW! Drop Down Now Included In Vertex

This month another new addition to the Vertex Framework is the S5 Ultimate Drop Down. This is a feature that was seen in several Shape 5 designs. Many have asked how to add to other designs so we decided to build this into the framework so every design here on out will have this functionality. Be sure to read more about this new feature here: Features:

  • Customize almost everything! Shadows, borders, gradient, opacity
  • Contains 6 module positions drop_down_1, drop_down_2, drop_down_3, drop_down_4, drop_down_5 and drop_down_6
  • Auto adjust to the height of your content
  • Set your own open and close text
  • And many more features!
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May 2013

Interlude Between Chapter 6&7 of The Graveyard Book

Hiding in the darkness of the alleyway, they waited to hear the sound of gentle hooves clicking on the pavement floor. The light mist of rain came with a blanket of fog, blurring their vision slightly. “She was meant to be here ten minutes ago,” said Haroun, complaining as usual. His thick coat of fur


May 2013

Money Can’t Buy Everything

In an apartment in New York City, there he lay, surrounded by a pool of blood. David Droughts was a very successful man. He lived in the Big Apple (as the Americans called it) otherwise known as the famous New York City. All his life, from when he was born, it was as if God


May 2013

Dark Eyed

I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and jumped. As I plummeted down to the dark and churning ocean, the last few days events flashed through my mind. Was it really a few days? It felt like a few years. Out of all the memories, the first one was still the one that scared


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  • "There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."

    - W. Somerset Maugham

  • "Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else."

    - Gloria Steinem
  • "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

    - Ernest Hemingway
  • "I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering."

    - Robert Frost
  • "Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone."

    - Amy Tan
  • "Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet."

    - Unknown
  • "When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature."

    - Ernest Hemingway
  • "You fail only if you stop writing."

    - Ray Bradbury
  • "My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living."

    - Anais Nin

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