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.
WordPress Theme Reviewer Chip Bennett explains how to incorporate the Settings API in your WordPress themes and build a robust and secure tabbed theme options page.
Toolbox 1.1, built for WordPress 3.1 and up, is now available in the official WordPress Themes Directory. Have at it!
Check out the new Duster theme launched on WordPress.com, designed and developed by us, the Theme Team at Automattic.
Listen to Jeff Chandler interview our very own Lance Willett on the WPWeekly Podcast.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, give a listen to the Interview with Lance Willett of Automattic on WordPress.com premium themes over at WPCandy.