Personally, I’m a big fan of ways to save time when coding, especially when it comes to common interface elements and features. Having used various CSS frameworks before I have just started to include the Bootstrap framework, made by a couple of Twitter employees. Let me share with you why. Read More »
I’m very pleased to share the latest website that we are launching with you. During December and January we have been working with Einar Erlendsson to create a new and professional web experience for FocusOnNature, his company that runs photography workshops in beautiful Iceland.
Einar approached us in November when he had realized that building a site himself would have been too time consuming. His requests were clear. A clean and professional design that highlighted the gorgeous photography that frankly speaks for itself.
[blockquote align="center" cite="Einar Erlendsson, FocusOnNature"]I could not have imagined how professionally Erik worked and how great our co-operation would be making the new FocusOnNature in Iceland website.[/blockquote]
Just yesterday a new version of WordPress was released. WordPress 3.3.1 is a security update that comes with 15 nice bug and security patches. Since this update doesn’t alter the database in any way it is a very straight forward one that should be foolproof.
As always we recommend backing up your files and database before doing any update on your site. All of our clients on our WordPress Updating Plan have already been upgraded safely to WordPress 3.3.1.
Last week, Matt Mullenweg noted in a post over on the official WordPress Development Blog that they are experimenting with a new feature on the plugin pages of the official plugin directory. You may already have noted a grey field above all plugins which has the title and a short description of it.
New now however is the ability to add a banner to your plugin page just above this. For now this is just an experiment which as Matt notes means that the size of the banner and the look can change at any time. Since it is being very well received, I would assume that the idea is not going away. Read on to learn how you can add a banner of your own and see some examples. Read More »
I’m very happy to be able to share with you that we have just launched a new website for Kearns Brothers, a construction company in Detroit, MI that specializes in Roofing, Siding and Windows. During the fall we have been working with Kearns Brothers to refresh their old website both in terms of the look and the functionality and we are all very pleased with the result.
Speeding up coding is not always by typing faster or saving frequently used snippets so that you can reuse them (even though this is a brilliant idea). It is also about reducing repetitiveness by creating objects that you can paste into your stylesheet for elements you use over and over again in the same way.
In this article I want to share with you ten CSS snippets that will save you from having to write the same code over and over again in the same project.
Preparing our own custom WordPress framework we have been looking hard at other WordPress themes out there both free and paid. Apart from noticing a big difference in coding between the free and paid themes where paid themes usually adhere less to WordPress practices it is obvious that theme options pages for paid themes are becoming increasingly bloated.
In this article I want to explain why we as a WordPress theme developers can and should not contribute to making theme options pages even more bloated than they are. In contrary, we need to step away from the current bad practice and start utilizing what comes with WordPress.
I would like to take a moment and wish you all a very merry christmas today filled with lots of joy and good spirits. Personally I am off to the annual family gathering and will make sure to enjoy the company, christmas food and of course all the lovely christmas candy. If you have something special on your wish list, I hope that you get just that!
Once again from me and on behalf of every person we bring in to work on our projects, a very merry christmas!
Major tease today, I know! We are gearing up to release something by the end of this week as a christmas gift to all of you. I won’t say much about what it is (although if you look at the thumbnails you could hazard a guess) or give you any more specifics.
Instead, check back here by the end of the week and there should be something cool ready and waiting for you.
Of course it is completely useless but it does prove just how powerful these new technologies are getting and let’s face it: It’s pretty cool!