Best Frameworks 2014

SitePoint (www.sitepoint.com) is one of the great sources of information on WordPress and other web design topics. They posted an article on the best current design frameworks (www.sitepoint.com/best-web-designing-frameworks-2014/), and listed these frameworks: Twitter Bootstrap 3 (getbootstrap.com) There are scores of WP themes based on the Bootstrap framework Foundation Framework by Zurb (foundation.zurb.com) As of today (1/3/14) there are 15 themes based on Foundation, at wordpress.org. Compass (compass-style.org) Four WP themes found based on Compass Yahoo Pure CSS (purecss.io) Two WP themes mention “YUI (Yahoo User Inter face) Grid layout support.” I’m guessing this might be similar to Pure CSS, perhaps … Continue reading

WP: Turn off auto-hyphenation

Almost every theme I’ve worked with has auto-hyphenation turned on as the default setting, which might be OK if it worked better… but it doesn’t. I often see goofy hyphenations with 2-letter syllables split off the rest of a word. So I usually go in there and turn it off. Of course we should do this in a child theme, but if don’t otherwise need a child theme, then you can just edit style.css – knowing that you’ll have to go back and do so again, after you update the theme. To turn off auto-hyphenation: Go to Appearance → Editor … Continue reading

WordPress Themes: Which one to choose?

A WordPress theme is what gives a website its design elements: layout, colors, menus, etc. There are literally thousands of WordPress themes available, so choosing the one just right for you can be a challenge. The information below will help you understand your options. Our web portfolio lists the themes used in various sites we’ve built. If you find a theme you like, but want to change some aspects of it, like colors, background, menus, some layout options, most such changes are quite easily made. But of course, the closer a theme is to just what you want, the less … Continue reading