Category Archives: Posts

Front-End Development and SEO on the Go

There are occasions where I am asked to check out a webpage and review ways it could be stronger. While this can be a fairly in depth process, you usually can see a lot at a quick glance and it definitely helps to have the right tools. The problem is I frequently get asked when… Read More

Thematic and Modernizr

The Thematic Theme Framework for WordPress is getting older, but if you don’t absolutely need a HTML5 site, there really isn’t any reason not to use it for custom theming. A recent project of mine required CSS3 transitions, but older browsers like IE 6-9 won’t do transitions. That is where the powerful little Modernizr comes… Read More

Faking HTML5 Boilerplate Header with Thematic

I have faked the HTML5 Boilerplate header styling on my Thematic Theme Framework child themes for a while now. I say faking only because this header is typically associated with HTML5 layouts and while Thematic is a solid framework, the code is just not as modern as it could be. Using the HTML5 Boilerplate header… Read More

Modifying the Thematic Date Format

While helping someone recently with the Thematic Theme Framework for WordPress, I finally took the extra step and modified the date format (better known as postmeta_entrydate) to be easier to work with. Essentially all I did was modify the date for Thematic to include a few extra span tags that can easily be targeted with… Read More

WordPress Columns Shortcode

A few months ago, I received a call asking if I knew how to make column shortcodes for a WordPress theme. I answered “No”, but quickly followed up with a explanation of how it should be fairly easy. The hunt for shortcode columns was on, after researching column shortcode examples, I noticed the ones out… Read More

WordPress Buttons Shortcode

The idea for these shortcode buttons originally came from a tutorial on Adding Versatile Button Shortcodes to your WordPress Theme from, I highly recommend checking out their site for another reference on different buttons. Originally, I liked the simplicity of the tutorial, but wasn’t crazy about the wall of CSS accompanying them. Well come… Read More

Stupid WordPress Easter Egg

It looks like if you are in the post revision screen and compare a post to itself, which is dumb in the first place, but still, you will get this hidden gem. I hate to be that one guy, but it just doesn’t seem like the refined WordPress CMS experience and reminds me more of… Read More

Polishing Thematic’s Head

I apologize in advance for the subtle sexual innuendo throughout the post, but I will be focusing on the “Head” of a Thematic Theme Framework child theme. Unless you are a code Nazi you may have not noticed Thematic’s head is a little bloated, even right out of the box (zip?). There is just some… Read More

Scroll to Top for Thematic

I will be recreating the exact functionality of the original Animated Scroll to Top from, but for use on the Thematic Framework for WordPress. It won’t take you very long to realize that the way it is set up isn’t very useful for some of Thematic’s default layouts without some CSS love. Either way,… Read More