Monthly Archives: January 2013

Frank: A Free and Speedy WordPress Theme

Smashing Magazine recently released a new WordPress theme that’s definitely worth a look. Frank, as it is called, is a lightweight and elegantly simple theme that’s designed for very fast loading times. It boasts a JavaScript dependency of zero, and no external images to speak of. Instead, it makes use of SVG for icons and such. The final page size for a fresh install ends up being 30KB, or 9.5KB gzipped.

Frank is built atop the responsive Foundation grid framework, and features a layout customization tool that lets you adjust how the homepage is displayed.

Frank: A Free WordPress Theme Designed For Speed [Smashing Magazine]

PHP: The Right Way

There‚Äôs a lot of outdated information on the Web that leads new PHP users astray, propagating bad practices and bad code. This must stop. PHP: The Right Way is an easy-to-read, quick reference for PHP best practices, accepted coding standards, and links to authoritative…

BlogBuzz January 19, 2013

WordPress Core Control

I’ve been working on a WordPress plugin that takes advantage of the WP-Cron system (which, for the uninitiated, is a sort of event scheduling system that runs functions in WordPress at predetermined intervals). Unfortunately, that’s a bit of a pain considering the nature of…

Post to Twitter From a PHP Script: 2013 Edition

Back in 2009, I wrote a post on how to write a simple PHP script to call on the Twitter API and update your status. Despite its popularity, the information hasn’t been relevant in some time. (Things certainly have changed since then!) The Twitter…

BlogBuzz January 5, 2013

Manipulating Color Data with phpColors

phpColors is an interesting library that makes it easy to work with colors in PHP. It can determine whether a color is dark or light, as well as darken or lighten a color incrementally, as well as generate complementary colors. It has functions that…

Best of 2012

Today Webmaster-Source enters its seventh year. Historically I have done a quick roundup of some of the more interesting posts from the previous year, and I intend to continue with that tradition going into the new year. So, without further ado, let us recap.…