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.”
Don’t Fear the Internet is another beautifully designed site by Jessica Hische — this one with Russ Maschmeyer. It looks to be built on top of our Toolbox theme, which is awesome.
“You don’t really need plugins to create photo galleries.” – Otto published another great post about making cool galleries without plugins. He refers Matt’s gallery as a neat example of WordPress gallery implementation.
Jason Schuller — of Press75 fame — launched Theme.it, a collection of unique WordPress theme-related tutorials, articles and videos.
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.
Tutorial: Using the WP_Filesystem
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.
Justin Tadlock eloquently explains how you can become a better developer and give back to the community by joining the WordPress Theme Review Team.
In the spirit of Ian’s post about responsive web design and the discussion ensued from it, here is a collection of examples of said practice and technique (not constrained to WordPress sites). Several good designs on display there.
ChaosTheory—a dark, single-column theme developed exclusively for WordPress.com—is now available in the official WordPress Themes Directory.