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Seven WordPress Plugins To Help Mobile Users Tuts+ brings to you a nice list of plugins to “Help You With Responsive & Adaptive Web Design” and get your sites mobile. I’ve mentioned Hammy and WPtouch before, but Responsible and Responsive Widgets were new to me. Check the plugins out and see if they’re right for your responsive designs. Why WordPress Needs FTP Maybe you’ve encountered FTP when trying to upload a .zip file for a… Read more »

Ultimate Guide to iPhone Resolutions A quick guide to help you understand the breakpoints that all iPhones have and what resolutions you will be dealing with when keeping your site responsive and retina-ready. Tablesaw – Good-looking Responsive Tables Responsive tables are tough. What’s the best way to showcase tabular data on a mobile device? Lucky the Filament Group is here to help. With their jQuery plugins, you can get a spiffy looking table on any… Read more »

How To Get Paid For Plugins and Themes The internet is great, because you can create something small and it becomes this amazing tool that everyone uses. But how can you go from a small plugin or theme to a household WordPress name? Torque Mag gives some tips on how to get more exposure for yourself and your product. From free versions to great support, sometimes it’s all about the little things. Fibonacci Flexbox Composer… Read more »

Improving Smashing Mag – Performance Study Smashing Magazine takes a look at how they re-worked their own site to be optimized for all devices. It’s a bit of a read, but well worth it if you are in the optimization stages of your own site. From front-end techniques to deferring non-critical JavaScript, you can take a glimpse at how one of the largest web design and development resources on the web got their site purring… Read more »

5 Tips on Launching a Digital Product If you’ve never launched a digital product before, there are a lot of tiny pieces that may go unnoticed. Obox Themes gives a nice 5 point breakdown of things to think about before putting your product out in the open. Launch time is definitely a major decision, but the tip to test one more time and not launch first thing in the morning is a great idea. Git… Read more »

5 Virtues of a Good Developer To be a web developer you have to know your stuff. To be a good web developer you need to push yourself a bit harder. Treehouse gives a list of five things you can do to improve yourself and prevent yourself from becoming complacent. Pretty good tips for aspiring devs. A Brief History of a WordPress Theme Business We’ve said it before. Being a WordPress Theme developer is tough…. Read more »

Why Bootstrap Is A Bad Fit For WordPress Themes With Bootstrap and Foundation taking the reigns as the top web frameworks, it’s not surprising that many themes are leveraging the quick prototyping they offer. But ThemeShaper takes a look at why WordPress may not be a good fit. A great point here is that Bootstrap was originally created for back-end apps. Frank Klein also points out that using Bootstrap can limit design creativity. What do… Read more »

Web Design Is A Process If you’re looking for a great WordPress designer for advice, you could do a lot worse than Morten Rand-Hendriksen. In this WordCamp talk he talks about the process of web design and how it relates to WordPress. If you’ve got some time, there are some great tidbits about the whole process in general. Sass Comes To Underscores _s or Underscores is a popular, bare-bones starter theme for WordPress. As of… Read more »

WordPress 3.9.2 – Security Release There was a bit of a kerfuffle this last week with security as a major XML-RPC vulnerability was found. WordPress was pretty quick to patch things up and promptly released v3.9.2. Not the WordPress release we wanted, but definitely one we needed. 4.0 release is still scheduled for later this month. Creates A Bit of a Stir This picture of a t-shirt caused a bit of commotion with it’s… Read more »

Ulimate Guide To Keeping WordPress Secure From best practices to how hackers get into your site, WPMU Dev goes into detail with an abundance of links to help you keep your installation safe. There are some common sense tips, but others, like all of the important installation settings may be new to you. Either way, security refreshers are always nice and WPMU does a great job in this post. What Makes a WordPress Theme Beautiful… Read more »