WordPress Theme Testing Tools

WordPress Theme Testing Tools
Posted by on Mar 27, 2014

As with most frontend design/developers, my introduction into WordPress theme development had modest beginnings. It all started with modifying a theme, then another, and another and so on.  Each time I would dive deeper into the code as I grew more and more familiar with WordPress theme development.  Needless to say, I ran across many different approaches to theme development which was good and bad for different reasons.

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4 Lightbox Form Solutions

4 Lightbox Form Solutions
Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

Last week I built a mini site for a book launch where the entire experience is on one page of tabs. The special offers tab required collecting a bit of user information which requires a form.  I didn’t want the form cluttering the special offers tab up and leaving the main view for the form felt gross.  This is a perfect opportunity to place a form in a popover or lightbox. 

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Icon Fonts, How To Create Them and Use Them

Icon Fonts, How To Create Them and Use Them
Posted by on Jan 21, 2014

Icon Fonts are with out a doubt one of the best ways to include flat vector images on your website that are not only small in size, but also look fantastic on retina displays. In this post I will cover my preferred way to work with icon fonts.

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Create a WordPress Page Template to Display Subpage Content

Create a WordPress Page Template to Display Subpage Content
Posted by on Jan 15, 2014

WordPress page templates are pretty powerful and can be used to change the layout of your pages in a variety of ways. This is great when handling content that fits into WordPress’ page construct or even a WordPress page with extra meta fields added.  But, sometimes a longer form page is desired that also has more intentional layout.

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Today in Art | PHP, Tutorials, WordPress

Resorting a WordPress Query Using usort

Resorting a WordPress Query Using usort
Posted by on Jan 6, 2014

WordPress includes some great ways to order your post, page or custom content as it is stored in the database.  But, what if we want to change the content a little bit and then resort it?  Let’s say we have a staff post type where the person’s name is in the post title.  Now, we want to build a directory of employees where they are ordered by last name. We can do something like this with the usort, explode and comparison functions in PHP.

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Responsive HTML Presentations with Reveal.js

Responsive HTML Presentations with Reveal.js
Posted by on Aug 9, 2012

Do you need a way to show a presentation on your website that is responsive, easy to update and requires no browser plugins?  If so, Reveal.js is the answer.  Using CSS3 and javascript, Reveal.js delivers a powerful presentation tool that supports keyboard, mouse and swipe navigation.  

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Designer Spotlight – Gin Lane Media

Designer Spotlight – Gin Lane Media
Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

The Blind Barber, yes I just typed that correctly, has a killer website designed by Gin Lane Media. This website relies heavily on large, fullscreen background photos and a solid video to tell the story.  

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