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.
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.
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.
ChaosTheory—a dark, single-column theme developed exclusively for WordPress.com—is now available in the official WordPress Themes Directory.
If you’re like me and dread reading detailed specs for web technologies, but want to dig into and learn the details that matter to your work, check out the WHATWG HTML5 specification for web developers by Ben Schwarz.
The focus of this specification is readability and ease of access. Unlike the full HTML specification, this “web developer edition” removes information that only browser vendors need know.