Recently, I created a tutorial series that shows how to convert a HTML template into a WordPress theme. If this is something you might be interested in you can find it over at BootstrapWP.com
Google has been hinting at releasing a Material Design CSS library!
Until then, I have been using MaterializeCSS.com to create some pretty cool Material Design WordPress themes.
I put together a little WordPress theme shop with the Easy Digital Downloads plugin over at MaterialDesignThemes.com to showcase the different Material Design themes available on the web right now.
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..
Recently I launched a tutorial course over at BootstrapWP.com that goes over how to create a Bootstrap WordPress theme. This tutorial course takes you from a stater WordPress theme to a premium Bootstrap WordPress theme with all kinds of features and components.
Instead of explaining everything here, go check it out at BootstrapWP.com.
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!
In my free time I am working on Bootstrap WordPress themes for GentsThemes.com and BragThemes.com. So check them out..
Update: Notice this post is 5+ years old which means this post is ancient in the online world. Some or all of the solution in this post may or may not work currently for your project.
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.
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!
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.