Stop Forgetting “Email” Text Input Types

This is for all of you CSS authors out there.

Just about every blog has text input fields on it somewhere. From contact forms to email opt-in forms to comment forms, input elements are just as common as links.

Just in case you didn’t know, there’s more than one type of text input field.

While most of us will never need to worry about the majority of them, I do want to make sure we stop ignoring the email input type.

Here’s what regular, barebones text input HTML would look like:

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Chronicl Brought Back to Life for Kolakube

Who remembers the days when I used to work the support forums on I was a Thesis user back then.

Since that era, I’ve grown to focus more on my own products and services. Alex, the creator of Kolakube, is still my homeboy, though. That’s why I’m thrilled to see his latest and greatest work released to the world.

Yesterday, Alex took one of his previous Thesis skins and turned it into a standalone WordPress theme… his first.

If you know Alex, you know he’s an intelligent fella with a unique way of creating products for his users. Now you can see that mind in action with no limitations or restrictions.

I must say, I’m impressed. It’s fun. It’s built with intent. And guess what? Options are kept to a minimum. Plug ‘n’ Play, baby. Check it out.

Chronicl by Kolakube – WordPress 3.8 Ready

Quota for Easy Digital Downloads

So I’ve been into using standalone WordPress themes instead of frameworks lately. It’s fun.

I recently created a theme for use with Easy Digital Downloads for WordPress. The design is super simple and ready to be used as is or for selling digital products with EDD.

It won’t be the last one I create for EDD but if you’re a user, or you sell digital products with another plugin, consider trying EDD (it’s free) with the new Theme… Quota.

Quota for Easy Digital Downloads

Codrops Tutorials and Collectives

I know I’m not the only Codrops fan out here. These folks always have the coolest web development tutorials, demos, and resources.

What I like most about the site is their “Collective” series.

As expected, it’s a collection of badass websites and resources for the web development community. I once submitted Volatyl to be part of a Collective but I don’t know if it made the cut. 🙂

Anyway, another Collective is out today and they’re worth paying attention to. Even if there’s nothing you like in there, the tutorials can keep you entertained for days.

Codrops Tutorials – Codrops Collectives

WordPress Admin Style Buttons

I don’t know about you all but I’m kind of into the WordPress admin button styles. They don’t fit every design, obviously, but I think their simplicity is on point.

Since I’m using the Twenty Twelve theme with my own custom child theme, I decided to use the WordPress admin buttons as my front-end buttons.

I tweaked font sizes and a few other little things but I kept them intact for the most part. The icons are not part of this CSS. Those are from Font Awesome.

Here’s the CSS:

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