Year of the WordPress Meetup declared 2012 the “Year of the WordPress Meetup” and we couldn’t agree more. In their post, WP gives a lot of different examples of what you can do to put together your own meetup and get your local WordPress community active. They also give some exciting news about the WordPress Foundation. Excellent read as the first month of the new year draws to a close.

15 Top Web Design and Development Trends for 2012
We’re almost a month into the new year and many of the topics .net chose to write about can already be seen across the web. We’re most excited about new mobile developments with responsive design and what the future holds for CSS3. Which of these topics have you already seen or are excited to learn more about?

.htaccess Files for the Rest of Us
When reading through the WordPress Codex, you may come across references to the .htaccess file. But what if you don’t know anything about .htaccess files? NetTutsPlus gives a nice overview of .htaccess files for the common man in this post. Extremely useful for serving custom error pages and rewriting URL’s.

15 Useful Plugins for Multi-Author Blogs
With many magazine and newspaper sites beginning to use WordPress, the need for helpful multi-author blog plugins has increased. Web Designer Depot rounded up 15 of the most useful in their post last week. Cool Author Box and Editorial Schedule look like two of the most helpful plugins in that list.

Page Transitions with CSS3
Codrops has done it again. Another great tutorial that uses the latest technologies to spruce up the web came out last week and I was giddy with excitement with how many cool things you can do with CSS3 that you could only have done with JavaScript before. Take a look, if not for the tutorial then just for the demo. It’s some good food for thought.

January 30, 2012
Written by: John Hartley