How is that possible? With LESS! read more →
We’ve just released our first public plugin! Total Social Followers displays a count of all your subscribers – Feedburner, Twitter, and Facebok – in text format, so you can have one full total without a hole mess of chicklets. Check it out, tell your friends, and let us know what you think of it!
A recent project had us brushing up our form validation skills. One of the most useful snippets of code in a developer’s arsenal is a solid form validation script; regardless of what is done with data after it is posted through a form, the easiest way for hackers to do damage to your site is through an unvalidated, insecure form. Validating and cleansing data is especially critical if it will be posted to another page or inserted into a database: by neglecting to clean data before storing it in a database, it’s possible for hackers to quite easily tell your script to drop entire tables in your database! read more →
We’ve officially completed our first massive BuddyPress project: the overhaul of the Light Stalking photography blog. It was a rousing success, and the visitors of Light Stalking have taken to the new design and features like moths to a flame! Our custom template has cleaned up the organization and presentation of the vast wealth of content Light Stalking has to offer as well as integrate the social networking and interaction features of BuddyPress.
You can view a screenshot of our work on our BuddyPress portfolio page, and we also have a description of what BuddyPress design work we can do for you.
We’re very proud of the result of the new Light Stalking BuddyPress site, and since many of the features and much of the quality of the user experience cannot be captured in a screenshot, you should definitely check out the site directly, as well!
We’ve spent the past week doing a lot of design and development work for clients powering their sites with WordPress. It’s kept us busy and will surely leave us cross-eyed and sore-bummed from all the sitting in front of computer screens coding, but it’s still something we love to do! All this time devoted to WordPress has reminded us how much we rely on certain plugins, so we decided to devote a series of posts to recognizing our favorites. read more →
If you’ve visited our site before, chances are the first thing you thought to yourself when the page finished loading today was, “Wow, the site looks different–and it loads much faster!” Yes, we’ve completely overhauled the Element-80 site, giving visitors easier access to the information they really need (like our services, portfolio, and FAQ) while letting the blog take a back seat.
Given the current state of modern browsers’ standards-compliance, we took the opportunity to transition the site to the far more semantic, SEO-friendly HTML5. read more →
Something that has become nearly ubiquitous in contemporary Web design is the use of Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) “resets.” The basic premise behind the use of these blocks of CSS is to force a clear, or reset, of browser-imposed CSS rules to essentially start with a blank slate. Most widely available CSS resets include the code to clear the borders, margins, spacing, padding, alignment, and backgrounds of all valid XHTML elements, and CSS resets specific to establishing backwards-compatible HTML5 are cropping up. read more →
We’ve just updated our portfolio page with some briefs on projects we have recently completed. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions concerning projects we’ve worked on in the past and how we can work with you on something similar!
We’ve just added a page on our current special, running through til the end of the week: custom WordPress templates. Check it out!
Considering how successful this special has been, we’ve decided to extend it by another week. Check out the page on it for more details!