Crowd Favorite Archives

  1. Carrington Build and FaveBusiness Updates

    Carrington Build

    We recently updated Carrington Build for compatibility with WordPress 3.4. We also updated our pricing structure for Carrington Build, dropping the single site price from $499 to $299 and adding an unlimited site package1 at $999. Our Carrington Build packages include access to our developer support forums and developer documentation, along with example theme integrations…

  2. Social 2.5 Sketches

    Broadcast sketch

    I’ve already professed my love for Paper1, and one of my primary usages is for wireframing UX models. I used it for a few of the improvments we added in Social 2.5, and thought it might be fun to share a couple of them here. One of the biggest changes we made was an overhaul…

  3. Social 2.5

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    I’m very pleased to share version 2.5 of Social with you. Brought to you by our good friends at MailChimp (see their blog post), Social is a WordPress plugin that connects your WordPress site to Twitter and Facebook in really interesting ways. Here are the high level bullet points: easily connect your Twitter and Facebook…

  4. Social 2.5 beta 2

    We’re just about ready to put a bow on version 2.5 of Social. If you’d like to test the second beta release, grab it from GitHub. Social is a plugin that allows you to maintain a centralized conversation on your site, while also participating in conversations on Facebook and Twitter. This post is part of…

  5. WP App Store

    Crowd Favorite Themes

    Congratulations to Brad on today’s launch of WP App Store. I’m very pleased to see this come to life. It’s an idea we toyed around with several years ago, but decided not to pull the trigger on – I hope it’s a huge success. We’ve put our FavePersonal and FaveBusiness themes along with our RAMP…

  6. Colorado Flag Web Geek T-shirts

    Fellow Colorado web geeks, I made you a t-shirt. The code that comprises the white stripe is a full, working HTML page with canvas code that draws the Colorado flag. Yes, it’s very meta. Want one? We’re taking orders for the rest of the month, then we’ll place an order to get them all printed…

  7. GameTonight (for 16 Metros)

    GameTonight

    It’s baseball season again, and in downtown Denver that means traffic and bad cell phone connections. We can’t do much about the latter, but be sure to use GameTonight for warning about potential traffic concerns. GameTonight is a single-serving site that answers “is there a game tonight?” and tracks the major sports teams in 1516…

  8. RAMP v1.0.4 Released

    We pushed out an update to RAMP today, our WordPress plugin that makes it easy for you to stage content for review in one environment, then push it to your production server once it’s ready to go. As the version number indicates, this release is primarily to deliver a few bug fixes. Here is a…

  9. Streamline FavePersonal with a Child Theme

    We’ve just released version 1.0.1 of FavePersonal, which has a few minor updates. There’s one in particular that I think will be particularly useful: we’ve added a link to download a the style.css file you need to create a child theme (with your currently selected colors) from the Theme Settings page in FavePersonal. While I’m…

  10. FavePersonal: Colors

    FavePersonal Color Settings

    One of the most fun features of FavePersonal is experimenting with different color palettes. We’ve made it easy to experiment with different colors and find a set that makes your site feel like it’s your own. No need to fiddle through dozens of color pickers, you can choose from full color palettes, preview them, and…

  11. Announcing FavePersonal

    FavePersonal Screenshot

    I’m very proud to announce the launch of FavePersonal; a WordPress theme designed for personal websites. I have been using (and building and testing) FavePersonal on this site since August of last year and I am very pleased with what we’ve created. The features for FavePersonal were driven by my goals for version three of…

  12. Carrington Themes on GitHub

    As part of our move to Git, we now host our WordPress code on GitHub. Carrington Core was moved over a while ago and I finally finished migrating the rest of the themes from their old home on Google Code. The themes are being renamed: Carrington Blog is becoming FaveBlog Carrington Text is becoming FaveText…

  13. Git Submodules are not SVN Externals

    One of the biggest hurdles I had to get past in order to use Git efficiently was getting my head around the differences between SVN’s externals and Git’s submodules. Since our migration from SVN to Git, I’ve seen other folks on our team working through the same hiccups I had initially. I thought the following…

  14. Work-Life Balance (We’re Hiring)

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    It’s been very interesting to me to see how some folks are re-evaluating their work/life balance in the wake of reading Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography (most famously, this story). I’ve been making some of the same evaluations over the last few years following the birth of my daughter. This isn’t a new thing for me.…

  15. SVN to Git Migration

    A couple of weeks ago we shut down the Crowd Favorite office for a day and a half to do a migration from SVN to Git. This was not a small undertaking. We had nearly five years of code in a single SVN repository that was then broken out into literally hundreds of Git repositories.…