Polymer – build with web components

Web Components usher in a new era of web development based on encapsulated and interoperable custom elements that extend HTML itself. Built atop these new standards, Polymer makes it easier and faster to create anything from a button to a complete application across desktop, mobile, and beyond. ~ Polymer

jQuery Sheetrock

Sheetrock is a jQuery plugin for querying, retrieving, and displaying data from Google Spreadsheets. Use it to load entire sheets or leverage SQL-like queries to treat Google Spreadsheets as a quick-and-dirty JSON datastore. All you need is the URL of a public Google Spreadsheet. It requires no backend code whatsoever—everything is done in the browser. ~ jQuery Sheetrock.

A(nother) new era of WordPress – Be the signal

Jeff Waugh shares his thoughts on Another new era of WordPress. His comments on the new WordPress API interest me most:

With WP-API, you could get rid of all that PHP code, do less work on the server, and build the entire admin user interface in the browser with JavaScript. That might sound strange, but it’s how most modern web applications are built today. WordPress can adapt… again!

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.

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Gravity Forms Sticky Form – WordPress Plugins

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 for iPad

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

Layers – WordPress Site Builder

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