Crisp Persona WordPress Theme Released

I’ve released version 1.0.0 of my Crisp Persona WordPress theme. This is the theme I built while I was redeveloping this blog. It’s a sleek, responsive theme meant for personal blogs (although it can be used in various situations). It’s completely free and open source. Follow the link to see more details and download your copy of the theme.

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NYC Sushi App with Meteor

Firstly, yes, that graphic above is a meteor about to hit a piece of sushi… Coding gets boring sometimes. This is how I break up the monotony. Now that that’s cleared up…

I’ve made it a point this summer to start playing with various web frameworks, platforms and languages that I’ve never used before. First up is a Javascript platform called Meteor. Meteor makes it incredibly easy to quickly build out web apps by packaging up lots of the functionality that you’ll need and streamlining development by allowing you to write Javascript on both the frontend and backend.

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Responsive Shopping Cart Challenge

I stumbled upon CodePen’s “Shopping Cart” challenge yesterday. Apparently CodePen has weekly challenges that anyone can enter. They generally involve building some frontend web interface. Two winners are chosen at the end of the week.

I was a little late to the game on this one. It opened up on 5/30/2013 and closes on 6/6/2013. Today is 6/5/2013. Regardless, I thought I’d take a stab at it. Here is my entry, and here’s a quick rundown of what it includes along with an embed of the actual shopping cart.

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Add class to links generated by WordPress “next_post_link” and “previous_post_link” functions

While I was working on my Crisp Persona WordPress theme, I ran into a situation where I needed to add a class to the “Next” and “Previous” links that WordPress places at the bottom of each post (I’ll spare you the details of why I needed to do this). The links are created with a core WordPress function so the markup can’t be edited.

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