WordPress.com Happiness Engineer Ryan Markel runs down why you should avoid putting language like “Your email address will never be published” in your themes.
Matt Mullenweg weighs in on the recent discovery of a security flaw in TimThumb, a popular image-resizing library.
If you’re a WordPress theme designer or developer looking to understand the desires of your users you can’t go wrong with one WordPress.com bloggers quest for the ultimate WordPress theme. It’s one of the best WordPress theme posts I’ve read in a long time.
I know more than a few of you have been patiently waiting for this announcement: the Duster theme is now available for download at the official WordPress Themes Directory. Go get Duster and let us know how you’re using it on your blog!
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.
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.
Lead developer for WordPress core and WordPress security expert Mark Jaquith’s presentation on Theme & Plugin Security from WordCamp Phoenix 2011 is a must-watch video for all Theme Developers. Check it out.
Maven Pro is a relatively new sans-serif font designed by Joe Prince and offered for free to use. The typeface includes support for basic Latin and western European diacritics, with new weights in development.