I’m currently designing a new User Interface kit – called Air. I’ve just started, but I’ll post all the progress on my dribbble profile
Thanks to the awesome work of Nick Davis on the coding, Lean Themes first WordPress Theme – Kickstart – is finally available for download. It’s a theme for startups with responsive, clean and flat design. Try it out at LeanThemes.co
Solaris is an elegant & responsive Ghost theme – beautiful typography, built on Bootstrap 3. It’s responsive to mobile, optimised across some key breakpoints. Take a look.
Just a quick sneak peek of a new WordPress theme I’m designing – to be released on the Lean Themes label I’m working on with the awesome Nick Davis (the idea being, they’re lean WordPress themes – see what we did there?). If you want to monitor our not-so-fast progress sign for email updates via http:/www.leanthemes.co
There’s a bandwagon? Then I’m on it. Flat UI and Long Shadows? Why not, why not indeed. Please accept my most humble application to board this bandwagon forthwith.
Monday is a WordPress blogging theme, but simpler – more like a Journal: The main blog layout is single stream to avoid confusion and support better storytelling. Monday works sweet on mobile with a handy left-hand navigation panel slide-out. For the purists among you there is also a classical blog layout available.
Monday is very simple to setup and to start posting stories and photos. Simply setup your favourite colour and start posting. I was never a fan of complicated themes that were tricky to setup - I like themes simple, fewer setup options means it’s easy to get started.
Demo & Download Available on Creative Market
It’s my second mini-web app of the week. I’m beginning to get to grips with APIs and things finally. This is in beta, I didn’t check the domain name and it was taken – so I need a new name anyway. Take a look and please Report bugs
I’m releasing v1.0 of WeNeedPixels.com - my first mini-web app based on jQuery and JSON: It’s a job board for (mainly) digital designers and developers. I’m pretty happy so far with how it’s come out. My node.js lessons are coming soon, and I hope to push out an API too amongst other updates.
Recently we re-designed and re-developed the Bikesoup website. Along with that we are revising the logo. While ultimately Bikesoup decided to update the previous logo, which I designed in 2010, I wanted to show the new study I made and hope we get to use this in the future.
Bikesoup 2.0 is in the pipeline. Bikesoup is the UK’s premier online marketplace for new and used bikes – and they’re looking for a responsive, redesigned, relaunch. We’re currently looking at the wireframing and some inital art direction. I’ll post more updates here as they happen (or watch my Behance page).
If you know Mailbox, I know you want Betacoins to get your mitts on the desktop Beta. I’m lucky enough to be “in” and it’s truly awesome to have it – finally I feel in control of the emails. It’s truly amazing. Ping me @derrybirkett if you want some Betacoins (I got three so its first come first served).
Arguably what makes Vim the greatest tool for web development is the breadth of its customisation: It’s like having an exo-suit for development – used correctly it does most of the heavy lifting.
Macros are the articulations that make code “lifting” a breeze. If you don’t know what Macros are, they allow you to “record” a series of actions and re-perform those with a keystroke. Imagine being able to “record” going to the gym – then, instead of going again the next day you simple hit a key and it is done – with all the benefits, and without a second wasted. Isn’t that power?
This is why I love subscribing to SaaS services – new features, no extra cost! Harvest just made a free update to their invoicing service so that “Harvesters” (you know, people who use Harvest for their time tracking and stuff – yeah, I just made it up) can get paid even if their client is on holiday – no more excuses to delay, lovely!
This is what the internet is all about. Keep up the great work guys.
Today’s awesome dev snippet is a quick hack to set up VIM to colour-code syntax for LESS as it does for CSS. Add the following line to your .vimrc file (or create on if you don’t have it).
au BufNewFile,BufRead *.less set filetype=css
I’ve signed up to Digital Ocean, for shiner-than-shiny SSD cloud hosting, and to install my Ghost blog themes. Read on to find out how I did it.
The environment in which you write is important (I’m not talking about Starbucks, but the user interface). Typography is important. Design is important. Let’s add some typography to the WordPress fullscreen editor and write better (a spurious claim, but I like it).
Ai miei lettori italiani sono lieto di annunciare che il lavoro per rendere responsive il sito quotidiano.net e ilrestodelcarlino.it è finito. I siti web sono ora visibili online. Ce l’abbiamo fatta! Probabilmente i primi in tutt’Italia.