Last Post Class

Adding a Class to the last WordPress Post

So the other day I as working on a WordPress theme where I was including bottom borders after every blog post. I liked the way this looked except for the last post.. In this case, the last post had a bottom border and didn’t look good with the navigation. The CSS selector :last-child wasn’t giving me the result I was looking for so I did some searching..

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Material Design WordPress Theme

Material Design WordPress Theme

You might have heard Google has been putting together a set of guidelines for web and application design called Material Design. These guidelines and principles set the baseline that web developers and designers should follow for the best user experience.

Google hasn’t released any markup or code, but there are a lot of projects online that are following there guidelines to create Material design frameworks. The one that caught my attention created a Material Design Bootstrap theme. You can see the demo here.

Since I have been building Bootstrap WordPress themes over at BragThemes.com and GentsThemes.com, I thought a Material Design WordPress Theme would be a fun project. So I put together a WordPress theme that uses the Material Design Bootstrap theme and called it MaterialWP.

If this is something you might be interested in, you can download it at MaterialWP.com or on GitHub.

Let me know what you think!

Magento Header into WordPress

How to pull the Magento header and footer into WordPress

Recently I had a client that was running a Magento eCommerce store and wanted to use WordPress as their blog CMS. That is all fine and dandy as we just installed WordPress in a subdirectory and had it up and running in no time. The next tasks was to make the WordPress blog look like it is integrated into the Magento store by pulling the Magento header and footer into the WordPress theme.

To do this, I ended up using cURL to fetch the HTML of the Magento header between two comment tags.. For example, here is the header.php of the WordPress theme.

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Twitter Bootstrap Projects

Updated Portfolio: Twitter Bootstrap Projects

Since I launched BragThemes.com, a Twitter Bootstrap WordPress theme shop, people reach out for custom Twitter Bootstrap work and theme development pretty often. Some of the requests are just add-ons to my current themes and others are completely new, exciting projects.

I love working with the Twitter Bootstrap framework, so I normally help the individuals out or take on the tasks. Recently, the guys over at Moboom contacted me looking for some Twitter Bootstrap website templates for their new content management system (CMS). I haven’t got the chance to check out the CMS yet, but I am told it is built using the Twitter Bootstrap framework!

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New Brag Interactive Design

I just get bored with the same look.. Brag Interactive was refreshed with a new design today. It’s not completely finished, but it is pretty close. I added some new functionality and features, which I think is pretty neat. A responsive design is the only way to go these days. Pretty soon developers won’t even think twice about going responsive.

There is no reason to have a separate mobile design when you can manage one site that looks good on all devices. Once you read some stats on mobile traffic and the conversion rates of those sites that are mobile ready, you will be in a rush to change your website design.

With that, I guess the only thing left to do is update the blog more often.. Ha! We will see how that goes.

 

PinStrap

Free Pinterest Style WordPress Theme

PinStrap is a responsive WordPress theme that I give away for free over at BragThemes. I built it while playing around with a relatively new jQuery plugin called Woomark. The theme also uses ajax to load new items as you scroll down the homepage like Pinterest.

PinStrap also includes the Twitter Bootstrap framework so you can use all the CSS and jQuery goodies. Since we launched the theme, people have been downloading it like crazy! The first day is was downloaded around 200+ times.

If you want to run your own little Pinterest style website, Pinstrap is a great solution.