WordPress Plugins for Responsiveness
In case you hadn’t had enough responsiveness from us, SpeckyBoy put together this list of WordPress plugins to increase the responsiveness of your site. I was shocked when I realized FitVids had been turned into a WP plugin, as I use the raw JS files on my portfolio. You should also check out WP Fluid Images.

How to Integrate Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ in WordPress
Social media is a big part of everyone’s life. I’m not here to comment on the sociological effects social media has on us as people, but Smashing Magazine gives you a great look at how to integrate three of the top social media networks with WordPress in this article.

5 Tips for Using AJAX in WordPress
When there is a disclaimer at the beginning of an article that says “Warning: This is a long and information-packed article” I usually turn away. Thankfully, although it’s a long read, it is indeed jam-packed with great tidbits on how to properly use AJAX with WordPress. Be sure to check out #4 “Use the built-in jQuery Form plugin to submit forms.”

12 WordPress Admin Bar Plugins to Increase Your Options and Control
When creating a custom WordPress installation for a client, you may want to leave your mark on the admin bar to really show your client that the work is all yours. These 12 plugins help you customize the toolbar and add several layers of control that don’t come standard when first getting into WordPress. I plan on testing out #11 “Admin Bar Theme Switcher” in my next project.

HTML5please
“Use the new and shiny responsibly” is the tagline you’ll see when you visit this link. HTML5please gives you a look at things to use, things to avoid, and things to use with caution in HTML5. The visual guide makes scanning through the page quite simple and the interface (to me) is easy on the eyes. If you’re getting ready to implement HTML5 in a project, definitely check this site out.

Orman Clark’s Vertical Navigation Menu: The CSS3 Version
If you can, think back to the first site you ever created in Dreamweaver. If you never used Dreamweaver for things like Spry menus, nav bars etc, you were a lucky one. This tutorial takes a look at creating the ever popular “accordion-style” vertical nav bar. The only catch is there is no Javascript, purely CSS3. What a wonderful technology CSS3 is and will be.

Pure CSS3 Icons
My initial reaction for most of these was, “there’s no way these can purely be CSS3,” but as I started looking at the source code and downloading some of the files, I realized the power that CSS3 really holds. It may not be as easy to implement as SVG, but this could be a way to get designers that don’t code to start coding a bit. The future is a wonderful place.

CSS Shrinking Box
I haven’t figured out what a good implementation of this would be, but it sure is cool and the code is available for you to use on Github. Check it out and let us know how you would use it.

February 13, 2012
Written by: John Hartley