3/14/2013 Designer/Dev Meetup Notes

This week we had Dennis Gaebel (@gryghostvisuals) showcase two projects he has been working on recently.

  • WP Flex – A blank, responsive, WordPress theme boilerplate adhering to best practices and requirements set forth by the official WordPress Codex and theme review guidelines. Also makes a great starter theme for any of your WordPress theming needs.
  • Typeplate – a “typographic starter kit”. We don’t make aesthetic design choices, but define proper markup with extensible styling for common typographic patterns. A stripped-down Sass library concerned with the appropriate technical implementation of design patterns—not how they look.

Andy Staple (@AndyStaple) also gave a brief overview of Custom Fields, and a great way to use them with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. We’ll have a more detailed discussion on Custom Post Types and Custom Fields in the near future.