Archive for August, 2011

A simple random bit on var selector

A simple random bit on var selector

| August 10, 2011 | Comments (0)

Isobar’s Rob Larsen suggests that there is often a need to build CSS selectors dynamically when building applications. ”This is typically some existing pattern paired with a loop counter or something pulled from a data attribute,” he writes on his blog. His choice is to create a variable called ”selector” and ”to craft the selector […]

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How to Create WordPress Posts in Themes/Plugins

How to Create WordPress Posts in Themes/Plugins

| August 8, 2011 | Comments (0)

Recently, one of our clients needed to let visitors create WordPress posts (Or custom post types of course) from the website itself. In this post, I’m going to walk through some of the WordPress functions I used to achieve this. We’ll go over creating the post itself, adding categories/tags, and adding metadata. (We’ll skip the […]

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The New Designer Mindset

The New Designer Mindset

| August 4, 2011 | Comments (0)

With design, there is no universal “best approach” that will apply to all situations. Those using the site, how they got there, their goals and the objectives of the site owners will all influence the most effective design approach. The best advice I can give is to empathize with the users, understand that they know […]

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Designers Are Scientists, Not Artists

Designers Are Scientists, Not Artists

| August 3, 2011 | Comments (0)

I run across references of design as art on almost a daily basis. Somewhere down the road, design changed from a predictable approach of creating desired outcomes into anĀ intangibleĀ magic trick. More specifically, design became categorized as an art form rather than a science. This isn’t the case however, in fact, web design is closer to […]

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