A Beginner’s Guide to Pairing Fonts | Webdesigntuts+

Pairing fonts can be a challenge. Selecting two or more fonts which work well is one thing – selecting two which work together to achieve your typographic aims may have you reaching for the aspirin. Let’s see if we can alleviate any headaches. This guide will help you get started with font pairing for the web.

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Introduction to the Genesis Framework | Wptuts+

There are a lot of WordPress frameworks out there. Most of them are paid and some surprisingly are free like Hybrid or Thematic. Most WordPress users who are using frameworks either use Thesis or Genesis. “Why use a framework?”, one might ask. It’s because of its simplicity and straightforwardness. Although it’s difficult to switch to a framework, and learning it in the initial stages can be quite difficult, it will definitely pay off in the long run.There can be a lot of reasons for opting to use a framework over a standard WordPress theme. Some of them may be:

  • Clean and semantic Code
  • More control over the look and feel of your website
  • Better SEO options
  • A lot of themes to select from
  • Option to create your own child themes, More on child theme in a minute!
  • Custom widgets and design layout
  • And yes the prompt customer service

I might have missed a few, but these are pretty much those that needed to be mentioned.

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Common WordPress Development Mistakes and How to Fix Them | Wptuts+

With WordPress becoming more and more popular there is a massive amount of code being generated by users, agencies and marketplaces. I’ve been working with WordPress for a long time and it amazes me how many developers out there are making the same mistakes over and over again.I’m going to go through some of the most common development mistakes and how you can easily fix them, and going forward make your code better!

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The Latest Updates to jQuery Mobile | Nettuts+

Not too long ago, the jQuery team released jQuery Mobile 1.2. This new release has some fantastic changes! In this article, were going to review some of the new widgets available to developers, take a look at changes made to existing widgets, and glance over a few impactful enhancements that could affect your jQuery Mobile application. Lets get started, shall we?

Firstly, well need to download the bits and bytes. Head over to the jQuery Mobile download page and download the option that best meets your needs. Alternately you can just use the boilerplate code provided below.

Additionally, now might be a good time to quickly discuss the Download Builder that the jQuery Mobile team is building. Its still in Alpha, but it allows you to customize your download to include only the parts of jQuery Mobile that you require, and nothing more. You can exclude specific events, transitions, form elements, or widgets that you dont care about. Its meant for the developers who are ultra-concerned with grasping the highest level of performance out of his or her application.

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20 All Too Common Coding Pitfalls For Beginners | Nettuts+

Regardless of our current skill level, we all were beginners at one point in time. Making classic beginner mistakes comes with the territory. Today, we’ve asked a variety of Nettuts+ staff authors to chime in with their list of pitfalls and solutions – in a variety of languages.Learn from our mistakes; don’t do these things!

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Getting Visual Editor Styles to Work With Post Formats | Wptuts+

When WordPress 3.1 was released, a new feature called Post Formats was introduced, which gave authors the ability to select one of nine formats for their posts. Theme developers had to add support to include each format as well as some conditional tags and CSS to take advantage of what they had to offer. Each format could be displayed on the front end with a different layout and design, though the visual editor in the wp-admin didn’t reflect this.For this tutorial, I’m going to focus on how we can get our theme to display the Quote post format so that the front end layout and design is reflected when creating a post in the visual editor.

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A Guide to WordPress Custom Post Types: Taxonomies, Admin Columns, Filters and Archives | Wptuts+

Before diving into this tutorial please go through my first tutorial on Custom Post Types, where I have explained some of the important aspects of CPTs Custom Post Types. In this tutorial we shall explore more about this wonderful feature in WordPress.This tutorial covers how to create custom taxonomies, admin columns, taxonomy filters and an archive page for your CPT. So let’s begin.

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Adding a Responsive jQuery Slider to Your WordPress Theme | Wptuts+

Today I’m going to take you through integrating a responsive jQuery slider into your WordPress theme or site. It’s not a groundbreaking tutorial but it’s one that’s rarely done right, so I’d like to try and fix that. In this tutorial we’re going to cover every step from creating a custom post type to hold our slides, to actually using the slider within our site.We’re going to be using the lovely FlexSlider 2 by WooThemes as it’s a very well-coded responsive slider that’s licensed under the GPLv2 License. If you’re interested, you can take a look at the code for FlexSlider in its GitHub Repository.

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A Guide to WordPress Custom Post Types: Creation, Display and Meta Boxes | Wptuts+

WordPress is built for customization. It was created in such a way that each and every section is customizable. In this tutorial we will be exploring one of the most powerful features of WordPress known as Custom Post Types and how WordPress reached a new height with the advent of this wonderful feature.

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