Category Archives: Design

WordPress 3.8 Released

WordPress 3.8 is here (ok, almost!) but you can get it now to see some of the cool stuff. After upgrading you’ll get: Welcome to WordPress 3.8 – Thank you for updating to WordPress 3.8, the most beautiful WordPress yet. Features include: Introducing a modern new design Modern aesthetic – The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity. Clean typography – The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress. Refined contrast – We think beautiful design should never sacrifice legibility. With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate. WordPress on every device – We all access the internet in different ways. Smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop — no matter what you use, WordPress will adapt and you’ll feel right at home. High definition at high speed – WordPress is sharper than ever with new vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too. Refined theme management The new themes screen lets you survey your themes at a glance. Or want more information? Click to discover more. Then sit back and use your keyboard’s navigation arrows to flip through every theme you’ve got. Smoother widget experience Drag-drag-drag. Scroll-scroll-scroll. Widget management can be complicated. With the new design, we’ve worked to streamline the widgets screen. Have a large monitor? Multiple widget areas stack side-by-side to … Continue reading

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Photoshop Crop Inverse (Natural Movement) Preference

Why did the crop tool change to inversed / “natural” (like apple’s natural scolling) in Photoshop CS6? Cropping used to work by moving the crop frame in the image but is now done by moving the image around the crop frame. How can I get the old behavior back? Well, that is simple. There is a preference in the toolbar after you select the crop tool:

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WordPress Introduces Twenty Thirteen

The new default theme puts focus on your content with a colorful, single-column design made for media-rich blogging. Inspired by modern art, Twenty Thirteen features quirky details, beautiful typography, and bold, high-contrast colors — all with a flexible layout that looks great on any device, big or small.

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FireFox Start Page Artwork

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Look, a dragonfly!

From the craigslist ASCII art when flagging a post: ____________________ ( look, a dragonfly! ) ——————– o o o @[email protected] (—-) ( )–( ) o0..0o

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WordPress 3.6 changes the admin icons

The new version of WordPress – 3.6 – which is still in Alpha as of Feb 2013, has changed the admin icon set for the main menu in the administrative interface. Here is a preview of what the new icons look like: What do you think about the new icon set?

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Get a jump on 2013 with the latest from Google Analytics

Google has just announced the new Analytics newsletter: This month’s Google Analytics updates include feature improvements to In-Page Analytics, mobile measurement trends, updates to Google Tag Manager and an enterprise analytics case study. A few of the featured items: Track links better with in-page Analytics improvements Make mobile central to your strategy in 2013 Tag your site more easily with Google Tag Manager’s built-in templates Learn how Gilt embraces Analytics for predictive modeling

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Google Voice Offers Santa Tracker

This year Google Voice offered personalized calls from Santa: The URL that you are sent to is: After the season wrapped up, they have a nice graphic and a notice: Happy Holidays! Santa has completed his journey around the world and is taking a much deserved break. Visit us again next year!

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How To Build a Roots Child Theme

Step 1 – Download the Roots Theme Download the Roots (based on Bootstrap) theme for WordPress at Step 2 – Unzip / Install the Roots Theme Unzip the theme and install it in your /wp-content/themes/ directory – the resulting path should be /wp-content/themes/roots/ Step 3 – Create a Child Theme Create another directory for your child theme in the /wp-content/themes/ directory – perhaps something like /wp-content/themes/my-awesome-theme/ In that directory you will need to create a style.css file that should contain the following information: /* Theme Name: My Awesome Child Theme Theme URI: Description: A child theme based on the Roots / Bootstrap wordpress theme Template: roots */ Now you should be able to select this as the child theme in the theme chooser. By default everything will be the same as the parent theme. To override files, copy them to the child theme directory and then modify them. The functions.php file will actually get loaded before the parent functions.php so you may need to do something like: add_action( ‘after_setup_theme’, ‘my_child_theme_setup’ ); function my_child_theme_setup(){ // your code here } In order to have some things modify what the parent theme has set.

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Laravel ICNS

Download the Laravel Logo in ICNS format Here is a preview: Download the icns file here

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