Introducing MaterialPress – A Material Design WordPress Theme

Lately I have been doing so much theme development, it’s pretty much almost all I do every single day. And I love doing it, but I never get to share my work or my code nearly as much as I would like to. For so long, I have wanted to be able to give back to open source in some way, and today I’m happy to say I am sharing a project with you all that I am having a blast working on so far.

I give to you, MaterialPress

MaterialPress is a WordPress theme, influenced heavily by Google’s Material Design philosophy. I love literally everything about material design. Ever since Google started making slight improvements to Gmail’s interface back in 2010 and 2011, I knew Google would begin to pave the way for the future of interactive software design. MaterialPress may look familiar, and that is because some of you have already seen Materialize, a Sass / Javascript front-end framework, which MaterialPress uses extensively.

With MaterialPress, my goal is to take that front-end framework one step further for us Pressers, by bringing these styles and interactions into a simple and easy to use WordPress theme.

MaterialPress is in extreme infancy, (I literally had the idea just a few days ago), so I am looking forward to adding more to make this a quality open source WordPress theme for those of us who love and appreciate Google’s new aesthetic.

Follow development updates on Github, or on the MaterialPress website, materialpress.me

BarCamp Nashville 2014 Recap

I am so happy to have attended this year’s BarCamp Nashville! It was another fantastic BarCamp – perhaps even one of the best I have been to.

I first came to BarCamp back in 2009. It was such a thrilling experience back then in what used to be Cadillac Ranch (now Tequila Cowboy). It was such a cool atmosphere (back when I was in high school!) to see all of these designers, developers, and content creators all sharing high quality information with people they don’t even know! Continue reading BarCamp Nashville 2014 Recap