Heydon Pickering's Writing

Footnotes

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If you’re publishing non-fiction it’s frequently desirable to supply footnotes at the end of your article. Although simple hyperlinks to cited work is often sufficient, the footnote mechanism allows you to provide additional insight in the form of a ‘note’. Not surprisingly, there are a number of plugin solutions to enable authors to work with…

Flow & Phrasing Content

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Many WordPress themes don’t go to the trouble of ensuring your flow and phrasing content is balanced and attractive, concerning themselves more with aesthetic embellishment and advanced features. Although Typical is feature rich, the rhythm of your flow content and your inline styles have not been neglected. The remainder of this post is a demonstration.…

Version 1.0

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Congratulations! You’ve located the debut release of Typical for WordPress. This is a production ready release, but I’m sure there are enhancements to be made, so please get in touch so I can line up tickets for Version 1.0.1. You can contact me by email (heydon[at]heydonworks.com) or reach me on Twitter (@heydonworks). I’m not maintaining…

Semantic Shortcodes

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Typical supports two shortcodes to make semantic content management easier. Using these shortcodes, content editors have an easier way to add <figure> and <blockquote> snippets to their content. All you have to do is supply the necessary content via the supported attributes and the structured markup is taken care of. Please refer to the below…

Typical’s Icon Font

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Typical uses a custom icon font for the purposes of its ideogrammatic and ornamental design. Many of the glyphs in this font were designed specially for the Typical Theme, including the quill design to denote writing categories. Using icon fonts is currently the most efficient and widely supported technique for supporting multiple resolution variants. The…

Thumbnail Captions

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One of Typical’s neatest enhancements is the provision for HTML5 post thumbnail (‘featured image’) display. If you add a featured image to your post, the theme will insert this image — along with its caption — at the top of your post using the <figure> and <figcaption> elements. Post thumbnails are not mandatory: The typical_post_thumb_figure()…