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Adding Bootstrap’s Responsive Dropdown Menu to Thematic

I recently created a new WordPress starter theme for Thematic, the only problem is I receive questions about dropdown menus a couple of times a week. Most of the questions can be shortened to “Hey, why aren’t the dropdowns working?”. The short answer, Responsive Base Plus theme does not have dropdown functionality built in. Responsive… Read More

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Responsive Base Plus

A new version of the Thematic Theme Framework is around the corner, 2.0 is in beta. There are a quite a few changes with the new version, but the major one is the new HTML5 structure. With the new features of Thematic, there is a overlap of functionality from my older child themes. I opted… Read More

2014 Thematic Child Theme

A little late, but I try to change my WordPress theme at least once a year. This is a process I dread, mostly because I am not a designer and just trying to figure out a color scheme can take days only to revert back to what I started with. I am doing something different… Read More

Placement of Media Queries

While going through a redesign of my website, I forced myself to place the media queries inside each #id and .class using Sass, instead of at the bottom in a huge clump. The idea of this isn’t something new and if you are using gzip there are no performance drawbacks. I just couldn’t visualize why… Read More

Thematic and Grid Systems

So you are wanting to add a grid system to the Thematic Theme Framework for WordPress. Grid systems make theme development super easy right? Not necessarily. Occasionally a question will pop up on the forum involving incorporating a gird into Thematic. Most of the questions involve adding classes like grid_6, span-5 to the HTML Thematic… Read More

Thematic and Icon Fonts

There are plenty of tutorials and oodles of information floating around about icon fonts, they are all the rage right now. There are awesome things achievable with icon fonts and they can provide a lot of flexibility in your development workflow. It seems some people get the impression that using fonts as icons is overly… Read More

Clearfix Clarity

When helping other designers and developers who are learning, the same basic issues come up quite often. One question that always seems to come up is the dreaded Float Collapse. Simply, the parent element will collapse and have no height if the child elements are all floated. Most of the time it isn’t noticeable, although… Read More

Titanic, a child theme for Thematic

The Titanic child theme is my last real attempt at creating a full fledged theme for the Thematic Theme Framework. This is the responsive child theme my site is currently built on, so technically you are looking at the demo right now. This is yet another theme built on my own Responsive Base which is… Read More

Child’s Play, child theme for Thematic

Child’s Play is a child theme for the Thematic Theme Framework, it is built with the mobile-first approach to responsive web design, but with a few unique features. It was originally created as a stress test for the Responsive Base to find more improvements and make sure I wasn’t forgetting anything obvious. After adding new… Read More

Responsive Base, a child theme for Thematic

Update: Thematic 2.0 is now in beta and available on Github, which makes this theme outdated. You can still use it since Thematic is backwards compatible, but if you want to be up to date, use Thematic 2.0 from Github and Responsive Base Plus. Responsive Base is a child theme built on the mobile-first approach… Read More