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Designing Themes with Gutenberg Blocks and Sketch

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There’s been an exciting discussion happening around the changes that Gutenberg will bring to themes. At Automattic, we’ve begun to prepare for Gutenberg by reevaluating our theme design and development processes.

As part of that work, I did some thinking about how I might start designing a block-driven theme today and what sorts of resources I’d want to have. The most important thing that came to mind was a way to access and customize all of the core Gutenberg blocks with a few clicks. This would allow me to quickly test and iterate on block design without having to dig into code. I do a good deal of my design work in Sketch, so I began to search for a way to make this possible there.

Luckily, there are already a few Gutenberg-related Sketch files in the wild. The Gutenberg Contributors page on GitHub and the Design Principles &…

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Free Fonts : Summertime

While working on a recent branding project for a wedding photographer, I put together a list of really pretty font combinations for her to choose from for her business card design. I’m still working on her branding package and polishing up that project (will post it when I do!), but I wanted to share the collection with you because these gorgeous suckers are all free!

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Vidaloka / Castro Script / Branboll Fet / Nexa / Caviar Dreams / Pacifico / Little Days / Canter Bold / Prata / Cheddar Jack / Caneletter Script / Intro Condensed Light

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What’s new in WordPress 4.1 for Theme Developers?

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WordPress 4.1 has been a long-awaited release for theme developers. Not only does this version ship with the awesome Twenty Fifteen theme, but also with a number of new functions and features that make theme development faster and easier. In this post, we’ll have a look at these new features and show you how to use them in your themes.

Auto-generated Title Tags

Until the release of WordPress 4.1, each theme contained its own implementation of the <title> tag. This code often varied from theme to theme, making it difficult for plugins — for example SEO plugins — to customize the content of the title tags.

The new, recommended approach is to leverage the add_theme_support() function by declaring support for title-tag:

By declaring theme support, you indicate to WordPress that the title tag should be auto-generated. This is done using the private function _wp_render_title_tag(), which is hooked to wp_head. You can still use the

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