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Simple Table CSS3

Premium Pixels is an excellent design resource run Orman Clarke. He publishes slick photoshop files every few days, including this Simple Table design.

For a little challenge I decided to turn his Photoshop file into actual code using CSS3 and a bit of JQuery. You can see a demo here or download the code (feel free to use in your own projects, no attribution necessary).


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Portfolio Press

Portfolio Press is a responsive WordPress theme for showcasing your photography, art, web sites, or other projects. It also works nicely as a regular blog site. An options panel is available for uploading logos and changing the layout. There’s also support for various post formats and menus.

Here’s a video screencast of how it works:

Download It | Demo It

The theme is in the WordPress Themes Directory. You can demo it here. Or download a copy and try it out.
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How to Make a Child Theme for Canvas

I’ve been working a lot with Canvas, a new framework by Woo Themes that gives users a plethora of design options. This video by Magnus shows a little how it works.

When setting up a new site with Canvas, I’ll make new default style settings using a child theme. This is the safe way to set up the theme, because if the design is done purely through the admin panel there’s the chance we’ll lose it if it’s ever reset. It also gives us the full css toolkit rather than just the options that Woo has provided.

Additionally, by using a child theme, we can make changes to the markup (adding extra divs or wrapper for styling)- and not be worried about losing those customizations when a new updates of Canvas roll out.
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