Web Design Weekly #18

Headlines Apple’s Skeuomorphic UI Textures When one talks about Apple’s design, one immediately thinks of Jony Ive’s modernist, rational industrial designs for computers, peripherals, and of course the iPad and iPhone. (madebymany.com) What feature would improve the web? Yehuda Katz and Paul Irish tweeted to the world asking for ideas about how the Web could be improved. They received over 230 responses. Check out the hit list! (paulirish.com) An explanation of the CSS animation on Apple’s iPhone 4S webpage (johnbhall.com) Rad Opening Titles for Web Directions South 2011 (themaninblue.com) Awesome…

Disable collapse of admin meta boxes

I have been attempting to disable the ability to collapse admin meta boxes. By the looks of it WordPress creates this functionality in postbox.js /wp-admin/js/ but I have been unable to find a hook or suitable JavaScript to overwrite the built in functions. This is a some test code I am working with: jQuery(‘.postbox h3, .postbox .handlediv, .hndle’).bind(‘click’, function(e) { e.preventDefault(); return false; }); Any thoughts on how this could be achieved? Source: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/feeds

Web Design Weekly #17

Headlines The Next 6 Billion Do you want to make shiny products for the privileged for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world? (webdirections.org) Build the Future with HTML5 Early this week Facebook released the HTML5 Resource Center. Actually they released three new HTML5 resources to help developers learn from their experience and the experience of other industry leaders building HTML5 apps. (facebook.com) Step inside the map with Google MapsGL (Great Video!) (googleblog.blogspot.com) A Smoking Hot Web GL Slide Deck!…

Web Design Weekly #16

Headlines Stripe – Payments for developers Stripe is a simple, developer-friendly way to accept payments online. They believe that enabling transactions on the web is a problem rooted in code, not finance, and they want to help put more websites in business. (stripe.com) Ethan’s 20 favourite responsive sites Ethan Marcotte, the father of responsive web design, has compiled a whole folder of responsive sites, each as flexible and foxy as the last. Here he rounds up 20 of his favourites (netmagazine.com) Google unveils Dart (dart.org) Keeping up with HTML5 and…

Web Design Weekly #15

a:hover { color: #09F !important; text-decoration: underline !important; } Headlines What are CSS Shaders? David Storey explains what exactly the CSS Shaders proposal is, and how it relates to the existing proposals and technologies. He introduces the required terminology and explains what it can do. (dstorey.tumblr.com) CSS4! W3C Working Draft, 29th September 2011. (w3.org) Discover the power of CSS3 selectors (netmagazine.com) Articles Reigniting Your Creative Spark As creatives, we usually have no shortage of good ideas. There are times, however, when inspiration and motivation elude us. Looming deadlines, fussy clients…

How make top level menu item not have link, but have sub-menus that are linked?

I’m building a horizontal menu and some of the entries on that menu will have dropdowns (sub-menus), and some won’t. Those that have sub-menus are not actually pages. They’re just meant to be guides for the dropdowns. For instance, say the the horizontal menu is like follows: Home | About Us | Products | Directions | Contact And the « products » li item is meant to have 3 pages linked in a vertical dropdown list below it, so « products » itself doesn’t actually represent a page, how can I do that in…

Theme localization of "slugs" (custom post types, taxonomies)

in my theme I want to define a series of custom post types and custom taxonomies, each one having its own customized slug; the base language of my theme is english, therefore the slugs will be in English language for example while defining the slug of custom post type « product » args: ‘rewrite’ => array( ‘slug’ => ‘product’ ), is there any way to translate the « slug » through po/mo files? can I put it as: ‘rewrite’ => array( ‘slug’ => __(‘product’, ‘mytextdomain’) ) or it won’t work? what’s the current practice…