An excellent presentation by Natalie MacLees at WordCamp Phoenix 2013: Setting up a WordPress Site the Right Way. Highly recommend to anyone starting out with WordPress.
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In case you missed it, the ThemeShaper WordPress Theme Tutorial: 2nd Edition is alive. Your favorite theme tutorial updated with new tools, new code samples, and new lessons.
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This is so awesome—you can now generate your WordPress starter theme based on _s with one click: Underscores.me — The Best Way To Get Started With The _s Theme.
Interesting post and follow-up discussion on an old but still very important topic. Premium themes, just because you pay for them, doesn’t guarantee any code or design quality.
Matt Wiebe linked up a piece of required CSS reading from Nicholas Gallagher.
Helen Hou-Sandí chimes in on the crucial difference between being a minority and an anomaly.
Using WordPress to blog, to publish, to communicate things online that once upon a time would have been relegated to an unread private journal (or simply remained unspoken, uncreated, unshared) makes you a part of one of the biggest changes in modern history: the democratization of publishing and the independent web. Every time you click Publish, you are a part of that change, whether you are posting canny political insight or a cat that makes you LOL.
The superb Arizona Highways magazine has a blog on WordPress.com. Sweet!