60+ Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes 2016 You’ll often hear comments in the WordPress theme world that free themes are risky because they aren’t supported as well, or they are sometimes designed by amateur developers. In some respect this is true, so it’s very important for you to ensure that your free WordPress theme is a quality design with decent support. After all, a premium theme generally has solid code and a constant support team to help you out when you’re in trouble. Basic Ready-to-Use CSS Styles This is a collection of some basic styles that can come in handy when creating your own style definitions. Learn how to make some useful classes for simple styles and how to apply them to a variety of elements. View demo Download source Today we are going to dig a little bit more into process development. When you’re creating a website or an application from scratch, you may need a collection of patterns helping you building thing up. That is the point of today’s tutorial.
Richard & Stephanie Sipe » WordPress 2.1 Static Homepage With the release of WordPress 2.1 it is now possible to easily create a static homepage. Previously, it was possible through plugins and hacks to create a static home page on your WordPress site but it wasn’t easy or reliable because it worked outside of the main WordPress loop. One of the major improvements with the 2.1 release is the ability to create a static homepage within the WordPress framework. The only issue with the new WordPress release is the features have out paced the documentation. Even though the WordPress CMS supports a static home page it was pretty difficult to figure how to do it.
Premium WordPress Themes Gallery Updated: March 12, 2014! Over the past couple of years, a new trend has developed where bloggers and small business owners are bypassing paying a web designer a lot of money for a custom theme and instead purchasing a premium WordPress theme for their website or blog. These themes usually feature a much more unique look and more functionality than the free WordPress themes available, are widget ready and include a more advanced control panel which allows you to setup the theme without touching any code. You’ll also get support directly for the theme author(s) as well!
70 Must-Have CSS3 and HTML5 Tutorials and Resources CSS3 and HTML 5 are capable of revolutionizing the way we design websites. Both include so many new features and functions that it can be hard to wrap your head around them at times. The inclusion of native support for things like rounded corners and multi-column layouts are just the tip of the ice berg. Below are seventy resources, tutorials, and articles to get you started with CSS3 and HTML 5. Many of the techniques discussed are already supported to some extent in some some modern web browsers (Safari and Firefox have the most extensive support), so you can get started right away. CSS3 Tutorials and Resources
12 WordPress Search Plugins to Improve Your Site Search Do you want to improve your WordPress site search? We all know that the default WordPress search feature is fairly limiting. However, there are several WordPress search plugins that can help you improve the default search experience. In this article, we will highlight the best WordPress search plugins and tutorials to customize and improve your site search. 1. 10+ Most Creative Free WordPress Themes in 2009 Believe it or not, there were actually some really great free themes released in 2009. You might not know it because a lot of theme roundup posts these days are riddled with affiliate links to paid themes. This post will list some of the most creative themes I’ve seen produced in 2009. Note that I won’t be listing every single good looking theme, just ones that I’ve come across which I deem “creative” enough. Photography / Gallery AutoFocus – This theme is for photographers looking for a creative way to showcase their photos.
Creating a Google Map with ExpressionEngine As Richard Tape has begun to show in his part 1 and part 2 articles on Becoming an ExpressionEngine Superstar, EE is a flexible and easy to customize CMS. Now that everyone has some understanding of how EE works, I thought I would take this opportunity to show a relatively real world example of creating a dynamic Google Map powered by EE. For this example, let’s assume that our company has various locations throughout the US, and we are tasked with creating a Google Map that shows all the locations and is easy to maintain. Take a look at the demo to see what we are trying to accomplish. Setting Up the Weblog and Custom Field Group
How to Include Styles in Child Themes This DigWP tutorial explains the "new" way to include parent stylesheets in Child Themes. I put the word "new" in quotes because the technique actually has been around for years, but there are many developers and designers who still use the old @import way of adding parent styles. This tutorial is for people who may be unfamiliar with using WordPress’ enqueue functionality for Child Themes. Here you'll find copy-n-paste techniques, examples, caveats, and numerous resources. Basically everything you need to know about including styles in your Child Themes. CSS drop-shadows without images Drop-shadows are easy enough to create using pseudo-elements. It’s a nice and robust way to progressively enhance a design. This post is a summary of the technique and some of the possible appearances. Demo: CSS drop-shadows without images Known support: Firefox 3.5+, Chrome 5+, Safari 5+, Opera 10.6+, IE 9+
Learning To Use The :before And :after Pseudo-Elements In CSS If you’ve been keeping tabs on various Web design blogs, you’ve probably noticed that the :before and :after pseudo-elements have been getting quite a bit of attention in the front-end development scene — and for good reason1. In particular, the experiments of one blogger — namely, London-based developer Nicolas Gallagher2 — have given pseudo-elements quite a bit of exposure of late. 3Nicolas Gallagher used pseudo-elements to create 84 GUI icons created from semantic HTML. To complement this exposure (and take advantage of a growing trend), I’ve put together what I hope is a fairly comprehensive run-down of pseudo-elements. This article is aimed primarily at those of you who have seen some of the cool things4 done with pseudo-elements but want to know what this CSS technique is all about before trying it yourself.