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How To Create a WordPress Theme – a tutorial series by Ian Stewart

Have you ever wanted to create your own Wordpress theme? If yes then you must know of all the tutorials out there. The problem is that most of them are incomplete. But not any more! Ian Stewart from ThemeShaper released, what I consider, the best step-by-step tutorial series for those who want to learn how […]

Add “Featured Posts” to your Thematic child theme

Featured posts are common in Wordpress magazine themes. They let you promote hot topics and bring your best articles right in front of your users. First thing we need to do is create a thematic child theme. This way we won’t make direct changes to Thematic. The featured posts will be inserted on the home […]

WordPress as a social platform

WordPress started in 2003. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. But you already knew that! By itself this blogging tool used to be just that: a way to put […]

Street WordPress Theme

Street is something that was created from a spark of inspiration, something that I felt should look like this. This wasn’t thought out nor planed. It uses the beautiful Vegur Free Font for the headings and main menu, implemented by Cufon (text replacement technique). I’ve spent a great deal of time searching for the perfect […]

“Digital Experience Design: Ideas, Industries, Interaction” – book review

I had the luck of running into this book by accident. It managed to draw my attention mainly because it was a newly published book (February 4, 2009) compared to other books that discuss the web-design industry and user experiences. The editor and author of some of the chapters, Linda Leung (a senior lecturer at […]

Future Child Themes for Thematic in the works

Spring is at it’s end and makes room for a promising Summer. Finishing the new design was a fulfilling moment for me. When you put so much effort into something, your personal expectations are always high. Building something for myself and things are prone to be problematic. In the initial stages nothing really feels right […]

Content design – what makes a good landing page

Photo by divemasterking2000 I want a redesign. I need it to be forward thinking with easy access to most sections of the site. Although this sounds like I’m trying to sell something to a client, please bare with me. Creating an effective landing page (in my case the front page) is a must. This is […]