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Alex Chousmith


Subtle BG Patterns for your WP goodness

Matt pointed this out, but he didn't blog it yet, so I am. is an excellent resource for repeatable background patterns which are both quality and free. And they totally have a Background Patterns WordPress plugin which adds their entire Pattern Library in as a resource, just one button click away on your WP Theme's "Background" page. What is not to like about that? (more…)
June 21, 2012

The bigger they are…

See, even the giant sites out there have trouble sometimes. I guess thats why JavaScript / HTML best practices are for loading scripts at the very bottom of the page, right before the tag, so that in case one of your scripts is a call out to Twitter to load some latest tweets, everything else can play nice even if that one just tries to load and load and load... Happy Thursday?
June 21, 2012

jQuery UI Touch Punch

No, not Kickpuncher - I'm talking about Touch Punch. If you updated to WordPress 3.4 yesterday or today, and read the New Features notes closely, maybe you were like me, intrigued by the new inclusion of "jQuery UI Touch Punch". I mean, it certainly sounds cool - what else do you need? Well, what else it does, is help make all the excellent jQuery UI abilities, like Draggability, sliders, and more, work nicely on touch devices like your (i)Phone /…
June 14, 2012