As the world gets more and more mobile with each passing day it’s important to realize more of your visitors will be visiting your website on their mobile devices. That’s why within the last year Responsive WordPress themes have become hugely popular. Responsive WordPress themes are ones where the layout expands or contracts to fit the viewers screen no matter if they’re on a 30″ monitor or a tiny 3 inch iPhone screen.
It seems like just last year fullscreen WordPress themes just started to capture some momentum within the theme development community and now…well you can see that there was clearly a demand for them. Fullscreen or full bleed WordPress themes empower photographers and creatives to display their photos in a bold manner. It’s no wonder they have become so wildly popular over the last 18 months it seems.
If you are currently using WordPress for iOS or are one of the disappointed users who tried it and immediately deleted the old thing within 5 minutes…you have to check out the latest version to hit the App store. I have already downloaded the app and have to say it’s a big improvement from the dinosaur that came before.
It’s a whole new WordPress for a whole new platform. WordPress for iOS, version 2.6, is now optimized to take advantage of the iPad’s new user interface, making blogging from your device even easier than ever before. Download it from the App Store today or read more about it on the WordPress for iOS website.
Now that WordPress 3.0 is out here is a quick tutorial on how to add custom navigation to your themes.
The new custom navigation feature in WordPress 3.0 has to be my absolute favorite. This gives you the ability to add items like custom links, pages, and categories. The drag and drop interface makes it extremely simple to use. This feature will not be available in older themes unless the theme author updates that theme. In this article, we will show you how you can enable and install custom navigation menus in your themes.
In this screencast, Tom Johnson of Id Rather be Writing explains how to style category levels in WordPress so that each category level (parent, child, sub-child) will have a distinct style. You style the categories by adding specific classes to your stylesheet.
These are the classes that you will be using:
- .cat-item a (top level, or all levels if no other classes are used)
- .cat-item ul li a (child level)
- .cat-item ul ul li a (sub-child level)
At WP Switch we really like comic books. The level of creativity and talent these artists possess is simply amazing. Here are 20 of the most inspiring and creative comic book drawings I have found this month. With each one having it own style and unique use of color you are sure to get a dose of inspiration for your next design.
Lumin is a sleek and professional portfolio theme built in a CMS style. This allows you to have a page-based layout, while still maintaining separate post-driven Blog and Gallery sections. The Blog and Gallery sections have been customized with unique post styles that deliver content in a more functional manner.
Josh Grenon of Inspirageek sits down with Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp Birmingham to discuss development of WordPress 2.9, VideoPress, tips for entrepreneurs, recommended reading, and iPhone applications.
The long awaited WordPress 2.9 is finally here. You can upgrade easily from your Dashboard by going to Tools > Upgrade, or you can download from WordPress.org. A few of the kickass new features are outlined in the video below.
If you are a WordPress user who is bored with the same old fonts you should check out these WordPress Plugins for font replacement.
Typography on the web is very limiting. Luckily you have options when it comes to improving the fonts on your site. The Font Burner Control Panel plugin allows you to easily add any of the 1000+ free fonts available on the Font Burner website to your WordPress theme. Simply find a font you like and type it’s name into this plugin and your headlines will instantly be transformed! You don’t need to know how to use sifr, you don’t have to customize your theme. You don’t need Flash. Font Burner is the easiest way to bring rich typography into your WordPress theme.
Being that most of us are working against multiple deadlines at one time, we need to be able to save ourselves as much time and headache as possible, and help prevent ourselves from unnecessarily re-inventing the wheel. That is why frameworks are such a time and life saver in the development arena.
What a year it has been for Photoshop… so many new techniques, so many fresh ideas and so many new and creative web sites offering free tutorials. In this post we have collected the best of them, focusing on photo manipulation, design and drawing, poster design, caricature design and finally, illustration within Photoshop.