Useful Mac – a resource for making your Mac more useful.
Jeff Waugh shares his thoughts on Another new era of WordPress. His comments on the new WordPress API interest me most:
One of the things I love about WordPress is that you can make it look like anything you wish. Most of the sites I’ve worked on don’t look anything like traditional blogs. WP-API kicks that up a notch.
via A(nother) new era of WordPress – Be the signal
Today I needed the data for a Gravity Form to persist between submissions. In other words, I need the user to be able to submit the form and then reload the form with his/her data from the previous submission pre-filled. The Gravity Forms Sticky Form plugin does this trick.
Sticky Form is a WordPress plugin for Gravity Forms that enables forms to be “sticky”. A sticky form stays populated with the users submitted data. The data is retrieved from the actual entry. This makes the same entries editable from both back- and front end. ~ Gravity Forms Sticky Form – WordPress Plugins
Osmo combines an iPad and physical objects for a cool learning/play/education environment for kids.
Osmo is a unique gaming accessory for the iPad that comes with games that will change the way your child plays. ~ Osmo
NYTimes piece on the Visual Supply Company (VSCO). You may have seen or use their app on iOS and Android.
“Instagram is more about that instant gratification, ‘Who is that and where can I buy it?’ ” Mr. Ton said. “With the VSCO grid, it’s people that are more keen about the image itself.” ~ VSCO Cam: Filtered Photos, No Emojis Allowed – NYTimes.com
Reapp is a framework for building hybrid apps fast.
Hybrid apps, fast – React, Webpack, ES6 and our platform help you build powerful apps like never before.
npm install -g reapp
reapp new app
cd app && reapp run
via Reapp – Hybrid apps, fast
So, you’re wanting to join all the cool kids and build your own static website? Kickstart your development with one of these free themes from Start Bootstrap.
Our complete collection of Bootstrap themes and templates. Use our themes for any project, personal or commercial. ~ Start Bootstrap
Looking for a place to submit your HTML form on your static site? Formspree.io will forward your form to your email.
Polarr Online Photo Editor 2.0 is a nice looking online photo editor. Looks like it could be handy.
Layers, a new WordPress Site Builder Theme, was announced by Obox Themes last week. I downloaded Layers on Friday, and having only used it a bit, I’m already extremely impressed.
The Layers interface works through the WordPress Customizer, so it looks, feels, and works like an extension of WordPress. What’s more, the Obox team has released their source code so that anyone can extend and contribute to Layers. I see a lot of potential with this project as it’s looking to “play well” within the overall WordPress community.
By removing endless design options and features, Layers provides you with just enough choice to create a beautiful site while still maintaining the fundamentals of good design. ~ Layers – WordPress Site Builder
Astropad is an app which promises a professional quality integration between your Mac and your iPad. Oh, and it’s built by two ex-Apple engineers.
Use the Mac creative tools you know & love, like Photoshop, with the touch experience of your iPad ~ Astropad