A few of our favorite Google fonts you may have missed

These days there are a ton of font options to choose from when designing your website. Google Fonts is one of the first place web designers and developers start when looking for the perfect font. The trouble is, there are a ton of fonts to sift through! We’ve put together eight serif, sans-serif and monospace fonts that are a great starting point and also pair well with other fonts.

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Handy CSS tips and tricks for WordPress themes

One of the first things everyone loves to do when they install a WordPress theme is tweak the styles of the theme. Hopefully everyone is using a child theme when they customize their theme, but that’s a post for another day. Today’s post is going to focus on some handy CSS pseudo class tips you can use.

A pseudo-class is a keyword added to CSS selectors that indicates a particular state of the element to be selected. For example :hover will apply a style when the user hovers over the element specified by the selector. But you can also do some other sweet tricks with pseudo selectors.

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Customize Featured Image sizes with a child theme

Sometimes the Featured Image size in an area of your theme doesn’t quite fit the style of your image. Maybe your image is being cropped funny, maybe you want to have shorter images, or maybe you want to remove the crop all together and let your images go commando. Luckily, you can override the Featured Image crops defined in your theme and come up with something that works better for your needs. To do this properly, you’ll need a child theme and a small code snippet. Let’s get started!

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Create a beautiful resume with WordPress and Atomic

Our latest WordPress theme, Atomic, is perfect for a business or portfolio site, but the homepage layout is really versatile and can be used to create all kinds of sites. In this quick tutorial, we’ll show you how to whip together a beautiful resume site to showcase your skill set to potential clients and employers. Check out our resume demo to see what we’ll be building in this tutorial.

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Getting Started

When you first activate Atomic, it will be presented as a blog with your latest posts. This is the default function of a WordPress theme, but we’ll want to use the Homepage template to show various pages on the homepage instead of blog posts.

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Black Friday Sale! Save 30% through the end of November.

Howdy super savers! Black Friday is upon us yet again but fear not, you don’t have to battle a soccer mom or a disgruntled elderly fellow for this discount. From November 24th – 30th, you can save 30% on anything in our store!

This is the best time to upgrade to the Theme Club, which gives you our entire theme collection (including our brand new WooCommerce theme, Lenscap), new theme releases, updates and speedy support for an entire year for only $62.30!

Apply the discount code BLACKFRIDAY during your checkout or click the button below to join the Theme Club now via a quick checkout. This discount expires November 30th and will be the last discount of the year, so grab it today before it’s gone!

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Beautiful publishing and eCommerce with Lenscap

Howdy folks! Today we’re thrilled to announce our latest and greatest WordPress theme, Lenscap. Lenscap follows in the footsteps of our popular Paperback and Baseline magazine themes, with some additional features that you can’t find in any other WordPress theme.

Lenscap makes it super easy to create a stunning WordPress-powered magazine and online store with slick content discovery features, gallery and video post styles, smart customization options and WooCommerce support. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the features that make Lenscap shine.

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Baseline by the numbers

Last year I added Wakatime to my workflow to start tracking the time I spent in my code editor, Sublime Text. If you haven’t heard of Wakatime, which you likely haven’t because you probably aren’t a huge data nerd like myself, basically it tracks what you’re doing in your code editor. It tracks the amount of time spend in each file, the amount of time you spend on each project, when you’re working, when you aren’t, etc. This can be helpful for a lot of different reasons.

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Array Redesign Survey Results

Earlier this year we ran a brief survey to collect feedback from our customers to help guide the recent redesign. I was blown away with the detailed responses we received, which really helped shape the direction of the new site and the new products we have already begun working on. We ran the survey for one week and collected 200 responses.

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The plugins that power Array

A while back I wrote a post detailing some of the plugins and tools we use here at Array to run the site. The post generated a lot of interest and I still get questions about it to this day. So I thought it would be nice to do another one of those and talk about some of the new plugins we’ve found along the way.

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