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Really proud to show off a really simple Wordpress theme I designed and developed for my wife's blossoming doula practice, sweetsongdoula.com. The website took approximately four days to design and code from start to finish.
Well folks, it's been about five months since I began planning the new Chromaloop site redesign, and today I am proud to announce the official launch. I can honestly say that designing for myself is one of the biggest challenges I've come up against, come to find out I'm extremely picky and have a bad habit of changing my mind late in the production cycle.
Ever get annoyed when you encounter a text input field with a default value and are forced to clear the default text before you enter your own value?
Here's a small piece of code that I use to help solve the common UI annoyance.
A couple of days ago I wrote a lengthy tutorial about creating scrolling tables with fixed headers. I thought I could take the exercise a step further by creating a jQuery plugin to keep the code contained in one location and allow users to call the "chromatable()" method on any table, or many tables on the same page.
There is a very well written guide for jQuery coders that addresses best practice topics for performance. Some key items that I pulled directly from the guide that can be easily integrated into most front end designer's programming habits are:
The alpha version of Drupal 7 has been available to try out for some time now. I have been ultra curious about this release for many months after learning about significant UI enhancements that were planned. This weekend I finally had a chance to upload it to my server and take it for a spin and I was not disappointed!
Over the past month we've been working feverishly on our new premium theme for Wordpress, ironing out the details and greasing the rails. We're pretty proud of what we came up with, and even more excited to make our theme available to you! We have included many of the new and exciting features introduced in Wordpress 3.0 including thumbnail support and custom content types.
Wireframing can be one of the most rewarding phases in software development. It is a time for laying the groundwork of figuring out where things should live and how things should work.