- A CSS library to normalize the styles to compensate for different browsers
- Typography is not an accident, good typography even less so
- Polyfill for advanced CSS-selectors
- A lightbox script for mixed content
- jQuery Mousewheel Plugin
- Plugin to add cross-browser support for the mousewheel
Icons & Ornaments
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- Entypo by Daniel Bruce
- Brandico by Fontello
- Font Awesome by Dave Gandy
- Printers Ornaments One by Michelle Dixon
- Logo is Constanze Initials by ClaudeP
The various ornaments on headers and paragraphs, as well as the different styles of headers (crossheads for first three levels, indented sideheads for the following two and finally the run-in sidehead for the sixth level) are inspired by the masterwork The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst.
For some extra styling of typographical elements (such as wrapping ampersands in a
span with the class
amp) I use an updated version of WP-Typography, originally created by Jeffrey D. King.
Other design concerns
- Exclusive Paper from Subtle Patterns
- Background for the site, and overall Subtle Patterns is a nice site
The creation of this theme is an experiment. It has been based on testing some of the newest and most interesting tools out there, as well as using tried-and-true methods.
- Sassy CSS
- A Pre-processor language heavily based on CSS-syntax. Used together with Compass to bring even more ease into the creation of good CSS.
- Though the HTML is written normally, posts & pages are written using Markdown, within the context of WordPress the plugin WP Markdown by Stephen Harris.
Dependencies Handler & Package Managers
- A language in itself, but for my purposes uses a
gemfileto install required gems, mainly CSSCSS and Sass.
package.jsonto install required packages
- Handling web dependencies such as Typeplate and WordPress, uses the file
- Dependency manager for PHP
- According to it’s creator, Grunt is
- A workflow more than anything else, where Yo is a scaffolder, pulling in files and creating default settings. This theme is based on the default webapp, but one of my WIP is to create a scaffolder for themes
- A ruby gem (with a grunt wrapper) for checking CSS for duplicate styles, as one part of a better (and cleaner) codebase
- Color Scheme Designer
- A good tool for prototyping colours that go well together