We know how adding great images can make a positive impact on every type of blog post. Images – especially the perfect one – add context, break up blocks of text, and supplement the main point or occasionally add humor. Seeing the impact of images is the easy part – but what do you do when you want to find that perfect image for your latest blog post or article? Search Google Images, and then wade through the results hoping to find the perfect one, while ignoring the fact that you might be using other people’s work without permission?
This is a rallying cry for us, WordPress! Yesterday’s news that AOL is acquiring tech recommendation site gdgt.com didn’t make much of a blip on my radar, until I read these quotes from gdgt co-founder Ryan Block: We’ve always considered ourselves a design and engineering company first. So part of what I’m going to be doing is…expanding the scope of what we’re working on … We’re going to apply the same sensibilities around creating a great holistic product experience to other sites around the [AOL tech] portfolio. The bar has been raised in general around design, engineering, site experience, features — all […]
Themes are the public face of any site built on WordPress. But as developers, are we thinking too narrowly about how themes can help make our WordPress-powered sites better, more customized, and more complete? Two months ago, I published my first WordPress theme, Groundwork. Inspired by Growth Spark’s GS Starter Theme and Mark Jaquith’s WP Skeleton, at the time I called my attempt an “opinionated starter theme”. What I mean is that in addition to the basics, I also included other elements beyond the reach of traditional themes; elements of the site-building process which takes a sterile theme and makes […]