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).
What do jQuery, JSON, Node.js, Backbone.js, oAuth and API development have in common? They are currently sucking up all my learning time as I develop a very simple web app idea that I want to open up. So much time I can't even continue the Greek theme I had in mind for this post beyond the title - I know there is something in it...
Just a quick post to state again: Grid frameworks and responsive websites are not synonymous. For the record, you don't need a responsive grid framework, like Twitter's Bootstrap, to make a site responsive.
This is just a quick snippet for developers who have had problems setting up Jetpack locally.
Jetpack was recently updated to include a developers mode, because previously it required a connection to a WordPress.com account. All you need to do to activate Jetpack locally, without connecting to wordpress.com is the following:
Add the following line - possibly best below the WP_DEBUG line.
And save the file. Don't forget to change that on the live version!
Designers love colours, and are therefore discouraged by the monotony of the terminal window and words like "security". But let's face it, you're probably going to need this at some point. So, today let's look at WordPress security.
This is a designer staple - an inner shadow, so simple to do in Photoshop, used to be not so simple to do in CSS. But with the magic of CSS3 it's all gravy. Copy paste this standard gem of a snippet, or create a sass mixin and attach it to your selector (as any sane person would do). Read more