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).
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.
I’m teaming up with the awesome Nick Davis to make Lean WordPress themes (i.e. themes that are short on bulk and load like a mofo) – while we’re working on our first themes why not check our landing page and sign up to our mailing list to receive updates and free goodies (when we’ve made them).
So you’re playing with SVG icons and images and you’re loving it – but – you can’t apply CSS from your stylesheet. What to do? Here’s a decent solution I found.
I ran into oDesk recently, and had a play with it: Long story short – it has a clean UI but the fees are a joke, I pity the souls who may be forced to use it. Clients on oDesk have tight budgets – that’s ok – but oDesk skims it at every turn: between 10% commissions, withdrawal fees (even on Paypal), 6 day “settle periods” and currency arbitrage you’ll need to spike your bid by 20% to come clean and order your food by cheque to balance payments. Not a recommended marketplace for professionals.