Dashicons are what’s known as an icon font and were added to the core of WordPress with the release of 3.8. The icons are vector based so they can be as large or small as you want without losing quality. Plugin authors can use CSS, HTML, or a Glyph for (more…)
Remember favicons? Those cute 16×16 pixel images that are used to quickly locate a site when multiple browser tabs are opened. According to Philippe Bernard, favicons are not mobile friendly nor do they look good on mobile platforms by default. That’s why he created RealFaviconGenerator.net. The site generates favicons that (more…)
One of the features within the Stargazer child theme we are using on WPTavern are the social icons located at the bottom of the site. The social icons are not images but rather, Genericons. As explained by Konstantin Kovshenin, Justin Tadlock used a method to add social network icons that (more…)
Quick Overview: Developed by Syed Balkhi and Thomas Griffin, Floating Social Bar adds a floating bar with share buttons to your content without slowing down your site. My Experience: This plugin is incredibly simple to set up. For starters, these two get bonus points for adding a settings link that (more…)
Whether you’re creating your own Christmas cards or developing a Christmas oriented WordPress theme, there should be something for you in this comprehensive Christmas toolbox put together by Speckyboy.com. Browsing through the toolbox, there are quite a few great looking textures and brushes for use with Photoshop.
Adam Whitcroft has released a 300 icon kit for web and user interface design called Batch. Each icon is a single Photoshop layer making blend modes and scaling a breeze. According to the license, WordPress theme or plugin authors should be able to use these in their works: You are (more…)
Over the past few days, there has been quite a debate taking place involving users from both WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The debate consists of a recent change to the core of WordPress where the default set of smiley images were replaced with a new set as per ticket #10145 in (more…)