Web Design Resources – November 2011

It's been a little quiet here lately, but here's our monthly digest of web design tools, resources, articles and inspiration for November 2011. Kern Type http://type.method.ac Learn the basics of kerning with this simple online game. Free font from FontShop for iOS http://www.fontshop.com/freefonts FontShop started offering fonts that are specifically hinted and optimized for iOS… Continue reading Web Design Resources – November 2011

10 e-commerce plugins and themes to start your online store with WordPress

WordPress is no longer just a blog software but a strong platform that it's used for many different projects. One of the uses that is growing in popularity day to day is using WordPress as an e-commerce platform. Let's review 10 plugins and themes that will help you to start your online store in no… Continue reading 10 e-commerce plugins and themes to start your online store with WordPress

Skeleton: responsive WordPress theme

Skeleton is an awesome free HTML5 responsive WordPress theme fully integrated with JigoShop and bbPress. In addition, the theme features several shortcodes for buttons, callouts, accordions, tabs and up to 6 columns in a page. A  final plus is the inclusion of the Options framework by WPTheming for the theme settings page. Skeleton is an… Continue reading Skeleton: responsive WordPress theme

Best web design resources of August 2011

It's resource time and here's the August round up that left a plethora of responsive and HTML5 resources, like a responsive grid with golden proportions, HTML5 Boilerplate 2, fluid width videos, images and even responsive sliders. Read on! Golden Grid System http://goldengridsystem.com/ GGS is a foundation CSS and HTML pack to build your own responsive… Continue reading Best web design resources of August 2011

Display sidebar widgets using a shortcode in WordPress

Widgets are one of the best WordPress tools: you can add a widgetized plugin and show its content in any sidebar in your site. But what happens if you want to show a widget within your post? In this tutorial we will learn how to create a sidebar to be displayed using a shortcode. Overview… Continue reading Display sidebar widgets using a shortcode in WordPress

Slides from WordCamp San Francisco 2011

WordCamp San Francisco is the main conference of developers, users and fans about WordPress. This year, WordCamp SF had a massive number of 51 incredible speakers, with some of them even throwing two conferences, like @nacin and @Otto42. Here's a round up of the slides shared by the speakers. Andrew Nacin WordCamp SF 2011: Debugging… Continue reading Slides from WordCamp San Francisco 2011

Best web design resources of June 2011

Here's the round up of fresh web design resources for June 2011! we have icon sets, CSS3 tools, web typography, Chrome Extensions for Google Web Fonts and WordPress resources. General web design Mobile app mockups http://mokk.me/ Mokk is a simple but effective web app to quickly mock... well, other web apps. Mokk focuses on mocking… Continue reading Best web design resources of June 2011

How to add a color picker to your WordPress plugin or theme

One of the most useful options for a user of a WordPress theme or plugin is to be able to change and stylize the appearance and the colors of the output produced. In this tutorial we will learn how to add a color picker in the settings page of a plugin using the Farbtastic jQuery… Continue reading How to add a color picker to your WordPress plugin or theme

How to detect iPhone browser natively in WordPress

WordPress has embraced the mobile revolution from the first moment. We have apps for iOS or Android and all the WordPress blogs can be accessed in iPad format. We also have in WordPress core a variable to detect if the user is visiting the site using an iPhone device. In this tutorial we will learn… Continue reading How to detect iPhone browser natively in WordPress

How to detect active widgets in each sidebar

While developing a WordPress theme for a sites network where the built-in calendar widget would be ocasionally included, a special background needed to be applied for the widgets area when the calendar was active, so I needed to detect if the calendar widget was active or not. In this tutorial we will learn how to… Continue reading How to detect active widgets in each sidebar