Recently I released my first public original Drupal 7 theme to the community. I pulled my inspiration from some of my favorite base themes like Adaptivetheme, Omega, and even Bartik. The Storefront theme was designed specifically to give a clean feel to the Drupal 7 distrobution, Commerce Kickstart. The theme will also work for other sites using the Drupal Commerce modules.
Many designers are turning towards responsive web practices as a way to expand the flexibility of their websites. If you keep some of these practices in the back of your mind as you develop your websites, it will help to ensure that your site will provide a nice precentation on multiple devices.
Today, you really can't afford to sacrifice designing for a tablet or smartphone, so designing responsively allows you to do that in real time.
I've read over and over again that if you are not using SASS or LESS, you should be. There is certainly no argument there! What could possibly be better than Dynamic Stylesheets? I think the biggest reasons for CSS designers to avoid the change is simply comfort in what they know. SASS or LESS requires a bit of a difference in your workflow - but believe me, it is only for the better.
About a year ago, I made a post about using jScrollPane for customizing scrollbars with CSS. Recently I did a project that required this feature to be implemented in various ways. One of these implementations required these custom scrollbars to be applied within Tabbed content.
Sometimes getting started in Form API can be like opening random doors until you find a piece of what you are looking for. Then you have to put it all together. When I first discovered a preprocess function that allowed me to create Drupal forms in a template file, I finally felt that I had complete control of controling the user experience.
Next week I will be leading the theming night at our Drupal Indy group meetup on the IUPUI campus. I've been looking forward to sharing some of the tips and tricks that I use on a daily basis. The topics will begin with using Subthemes, Template files, and Preprocess functions to get the output that you need.
Recently I started setting my websites up with this symlink structure that I absolutely love. This setup allows me to quickly switch between versions of Drupal, so when there is an update, I could quickly revert to the previous install if something breaks horribly.
Shadowbox is a media viewer that prides itself on being standards compliant, flexible, and easy to use. In most of my exploration of different pop-up style media viewers, it seems that I would have to agree with their stand and say that at this point, Shadowbox is probably my favorite.