Dusk To Dawn — a dark theme that melds old-style organic ornaments with modern design and typography, originally developed exclusively for WordPress.com and it’s received great positive feedback — is now available in the official WordPress Themes Directory.
A project to link the aesthetic and discipline of modernist poster designs to the world of digital and dynamic grids, manifested by a series of WordPress themes, adapted from typographical posters.
Parament — a great all-purpose theme developed exclusively for WordPress.com — is now available for use on self-hosted installations of WordPress. You can download it from the official WordPress Themes Directory.
If you enjoyed the Powering Your Design With WordPress article in spring you can now see the presentation that inspired it on WordPress.tv courtesy of the fine folks at the Future of Web Design. Go Check it out!
And speaking of FOWD, it’ll be rolling back into London May 14th – 16th, 2012. I heard some great presentations, met some awesome people, and had a great time there in 2011. I’m sure 2012′s FOWD London will be even better.
As a design inspiration and learning resource, I’m loving Method and Craft, including articles, videos, tips, and interviews. “It’s like looking over the shoulder of your favorite designer.”
320 and up by Andy Clarke takes on the notion that when using responsive design with media queries small devices load assets they don’t need. This technique uses a tiny stylesheet first, and loads larger assets only when needed.