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WordPress: Adding Custom Classes to wp_nav_menu

The Issue

In WordPress, there is a handy function that displays custom menus that are setup in Appearance > Menus, that function is wp_nav_menu();. If you are setting up your menus this way (and you should be) I’m sure you are familiar with some of the limitations of what is output on the page. From a design standpoint, these menus can be rather difficult to work with.

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WordPress: Page Anchors as Easy Shortcodes for Clients

Background

Page anchors can be great for single page sites, or sites with long content that need to be navigable. However, you may not want you client digging around in the text view of their WordPress editor…I’m sure they don’t want to be in there either!
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Design

Adobe Fireworks: 1440 Grid Template

Background

Yes, I know, I know…Adobe is dropping Fireworks and it will not be available in the new family of Creative Cloud Apps. However, as an avid user of the application…I am currently refusing to let it go!
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Design

Socialico Font: Instagram Icon

Socialico is a package of 74 social media icons, combined within a single weight font. It was designed by Jelio Dimitrov.

I’ve used this font in a lot of projects, I love it’s simplicity! I don’t typically embed it into my sites, I usually convert the icons I need into vectors as I’m going through my design process.

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WordPress: Rename the default “Posts” to “News” or something else

A little lesson in Client love

I’m a huge advocate for “Client Centric UX”. What I mean by that is focusing as much on the client’s user experience as we do on their target market’s user experience. Having a simple to use WordPress admin goes right along with this concept. Not everyone is familiar with WordPress…shocking, I know. Furthermore, there are a lot of people who are fairly tech-savvy but have no concept of what a “blog” does or what a “post” is. Read More