Griswald Bootstrap Theme Available Now

About a week or so ago I released my latest Bootstrap theme called Griswald. Griswald is a minimal portfolio theme designed for artists. It’s also perfectly suitable for someone looking for a minimal portfolio theme of any subject matter.

Griswald Bootstrap 3 Theme

Griswald Bootstrap 3 Theme

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CardeoPress WordPress theme

I just released a new WordPress theme called CardeoPress. It’s a barebones, starter theme that includes Bootstrap integration. CardeoPress is for users that want to get a simple blog up and running. It includes Bootstrap for quickly spinning up layouts and layering on your own look and feel.Check out a demo of the theme at cardeopress.cardeo.ca or download the theme for free from Github.

If you’re interested in learning more about Bootstrap theming, you should check out my book Mastering Bootstrap, which is the complete guide to theming Bootstrap. If you have any questions, please leave a comment or hit me up on Twitter.

New Theme Griswald Coming Soon

I put the finishing touches on a new Bootstrap theme last night called Griswald. It’s a minimal artist portfolio theme. If you’d like to get a sneak-peek of the theme, I posted a couple shots on my dribbble account. The theme will likely be released around mid-July. I’m also working on a second new theme but I don’t have a preview for it at this point. The blog has been quiet of late because I’ve been busy on a number of projects. Expect some additional new themes and products in the near future.

Mastering Bootstrap is Complete!

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been working on an eBook called Mastering Bootstrap. The book is guide to creating and sell premium Bootstrap themes. I’m happy to announce that eBook is complete and will be released on July 8th. Currently I’m busy completing the premium files for the complete eBook package. I’m also working on some special promos with a few theme marketplaces. If you’re interested in learning more, gaining access to the launch discount, or to be notified when the book is available, you should sign up for the newsletter on the Mastering Bootstrap landing page.

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Mastering Bootstrap Sample Chapter Available Now

For the past little while I’ve been working on a new eBook about theming Twitter Bootstrap called Mastering Bootstrap. The book is well past the half way mark and I decided to release some sample content the other day.

The sample chapter features advanced techniques for using LESS to speed up and improve your themes. Please take a read and if you have any feedback, I’d love to see it in the comments of this post.

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CSS3 Handbook Launches

Today I released my first eBook which is called the CSS3 Handbook. It’s an introduction to CSS3, with everything you need to know to get started today. The eBook is setup here on cardeo.ca, or you can view the full landing page over at mattlambert.ca.

The eBook is available in a Complete Package which includes the source HTML & CSS files, along with the eBook. There is also a Basic Package that only includes the eBook in .PDF format.

If you’d like to try before you buy, there are 2 sample chapters available for download from the landing page. I’d love to hear any feedback you have on the book in the comments.

Creating a Long-Shadow Icon with CSS3

I recently published a new post at mattlambert.ca explaining how to Create a long-shadow icon with CSS3. If subscribe to the mattlambert.ca newsletter, you would’ve also received a promo code to pre-order the premium version of my first eBook, the CSS3 Handbook, for 50% off. I’ll be resending the promo code closer to launch, so please sign up if you’d like to take advantage of the special offer.

CSS3 Handbook Sample Chapter

The above blog post is a great sample of what you can expect from the eBook when it is released. However, there is also a sample chapter available from the eBook on using @font-face available now at my website. Below is the final chapter list for the eBook:

  1. Introduction
  2. Round Corners
  3. Opacity
  4. Text Stroke
  5. Text Shadow
  6. Box Shadow
  7. @font-face
  8. Transitions
  9. Animations
  10. Gradients
  11. Columns
  12. Pseudo Classes
  13. Transforms
  14. Box Sizing
  15. Additional Resources

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Sample Chapter from the CSS3 Handbook Available

I just released a sample chapter from the CSS3 Handbook tonight, over at mattlambert.ca. If you haven’t heard, my new website features eBooks, a newsletter, and a blog all focused on front end design and development. Cardeo.ca is a product of my knowledge, mattlambert.ca is my attempt at passing that knowledge onto anyone who is interested enough to follow along.

CSS3 Handbook Launch

The CSS3 Handbook launch is scheduled for early 2014. If you sign up for my newsletter, you can pick up a copy for free! There’s also a couple pre-orders available on the website. One for the deluxe version of the CSS3 Handbook, which includes the supporting HTML and CSS files. You can pick that one up for 50% off the regular price right now. There is also a second pre-order up for my next book, Mastering Twitter Bootstrap 3. You can pre-order that one for 20% off the regular price for a limited time.

I’d love to hear any feedback you have on the sample chapter. Feel free to leave a comment below.

I just launched mattlambert.ca

I’m happy to announce I’ve just launched my latest project at mattlambert.ca. Following up on my previous post, my new website focuses on everything front end. Currently I’m working on writing 2 books: one on CSS3 and the other on Twitter Bootstrap. I’ve also launched a new newsletter which fill feature my best front end design and development content. The final piece is a new blog on the same subject, however, it is not live yet.

I’d recommend checking out the books section, where you can learn more about my new books. There’s also a couple of special offers available if you’d like to pre-order either book. Make sure you sign up for the newsletter to get access to sample chapters and special offers as I get closer to the release dates.

Help me write a book on Twitter Bootstrap

I’ve begun the process of writing a book on how to easily create a theme for Twitter Bootstrap. In the past, I’ve tried my hand at writing by releasing the CSS3 Handbook iPhone app. However, for this new book I plan to do a deeper dive into a subject that is close to my coding heart. I use Bootstrap on a daily basis, whether it is for my day job or my own personal projects. From that experience, I know that creating a custom theme for Bootstrap can be a daunting task. My plan is to outline some of the techniques and best practices I have developed through my experiences and provide them to you in an easy to follow eBook manual.

How can you help?

As I was initially brainstorming content for my book, I was able to come up with a decent list of topics that I thought readers would find useful. However, I thought it might also be a good idea to ask my blog readers for feedback on what they would like to see in the book. What parts on Bootstrap confuse you the most? What are your stumbling blocks when trying to customize Bootstrap? How can we make this easier? Below is a rough list of topics I plan on covering. Please leave a comment letting me know what you think. If there are subjects you would like covered that aren’t listed, please feel free to suggest them.

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Vertical centring using CSS

Ahhh… the ever elusive vertical centring in CSS. This can be a major pain, it should be easy but often can cause many hours of hair pulling. I’ve come up with a simple snippet to allow you to easily achieve this formatting with a minimum of pounding of the head against the keyboard. First let’s setup the HTML markup:

<div class="parent">
 <div class="child">child</div>
</div>

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