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
Do you have what it takes to be a good programmer? In the The Joel Test Updated For Programmers, John Sonmez covers twelve skills and concepts important for doing your job well.
- Can you use source control effectively?
- Can you solve algorithm-type problems?
- Can you program in more than one language or technology?
- Do you do something to increase your education or skills every day?
- Do you name things appropriately?
- Can you communicate your ideas effectively?
- Do you understand basic design patterns?
- Do you know how to debug effectively?
- Do you test your own code?
- Do you share your knowledge?
- Do you use the best tools for your job?
- Can you build an actual application?
via The Joel Test Updated For Programmers
Looking to join the standing revolution? Readydesk works with your current furniture to convert a desk or table into a standing desk.
Turn your current desk or table into a standing desk. At home or work, Readydesk is affordable, portable, lightweight and strong. Readydesk can be adjusted to your height so that you stand in an ergonomically proper position, putting less stress on your spine. ~ Readydesk
Great example of using WordPress as a Web Application Framework: The Lift team re-worked the WordPress admin into a project management application for Frito Lay: Frito-Lay Creative Project Management App – Lift
One of the biggest tasks was re-skinning the admin. We removed all WordPress branding and converted it into a white-label, custom CMS. The front-end is redirected to the admin and requires user authentication to sign in and use the app. Once logged in, a custom logo and admin bar greet the user with a soft color palette and refreshing design. The traditional Publish metabox has been completely replaced with a custom one which factors in the custom workflow mentioned above.
~ Frito-Lay Creative Project Management App – Lift
A handy collection of
.htaccess snippets: phanan/htaccess.
A collection of useful .htaccess snippets, all in one place. I decided to create this repo after getting so tired (and bored) with Googling everytime there’s a need of forcing www for my new website. ~ phanan/htaccess.
Padbury Clock is my OS X screensaver. It’s so minimal and sleek. You’re going to want to download it, activate it, and assign your screensaver to a hot corner so you can turn it on with the swipe of your mouse.
I’ve mentioned the WordPress X Theme on here before. It’s a WordPress theme with limitless design options and loads of potential. This past week I was browsing Theme.co‘s site and I found this nice Showcase of X Theme sites in the real world. Even better than seeing Theme.co’s demo of X is seeing it used to great effect by real bloggers and companies. My hats off to the Theme.co crew for building a very versitile theme.
From .com – .gov, check out just a sample of the thousands of X-powered sites and discover the incredible versatility of this ultimate WordPress theme. ~ X Theme Showcase