I’m at WordCamp London today speaking about how I used Advanced Custom Fields to bring a little bit of Photoshop-esque control to the dashboard, something that allows the user to put together print style graphics in the browser.
Full of control users can layer background and inline images and apply CSS properties such as blend-modes, rotate and opacity via the dashboard. Given my last post was about re-creating some classic Blue Note album sleeves, I figured I’d continue to keep it funky and work with an image of Bernard Purdie and a font from the legendary Swifty.
You can install this as a micro theme and import the ACF field data or just take bits of code you want to use, whatever you choose to do I hope you have fun and find this useful!
Here’s a short video below to demonstrate how easy it is control and change content in the dashboard;
Some links I referred to during my talk:
Jen Simmons talk for An Event Apart challenging us to get out of design and layout ruts was a great inspiration to try something different with layout and CSS properties. Florens Vershelde’s excellent post on responsive / fluid typography helped me get my head round the maths of CSS locks plus I wrote about how I incorporated responsive type into my Blues Notes project here.