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.
Writing files from code, whether it be from a theme or from a plugin, is generally bad mojo. However understanding why you shouldn’t is confusing to many, and then understanding why you shouldn’t do-it-yourself and should use the WP_Filesystem is even more confusing.
A great writeup by Otto on how, why, and when to use WP_Filesystem to write files from a WordPress theme or plugin, including code samples and a demo plugin.