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WordPress is an elegant solution for education professionals looking to create a website for their class, and today we’re excited to announce the launch of WordPress.com Classrooms. Whether you need a group blog for your high school history project, or to keep your 3rd grade students’ parents up to date about the next field trip, you’ll find the solution here at WordPress.com.

Get up and running — fast

We know you’re busy educating the world’s young minds, so we’ve made the site creation process as easy as 1-2-3: Register your site, customize your theme, and start posting — that’s it! No more excuses about how the dog ate your homework website.

Connect and collaborate

We’re all about engaging discussion. Invite students to post their thoughts on your latest lecture and submit their reaction papers as comments. Or maybe you just need a place to get the word out about class happenings — turn off…

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Infuse your CSS with Sass and LESS

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a handy tool to separate the presentation from the content of your website — you write the content, and the CSS controls the look and formatting. CSS is great for giving your website a custom look, but it can also become complicated to maintain.
Infuse your CSS with Sass and LESS.

Code Poet

Right now you quite possibly have sites out there in the wild that look like death on one screen or another. And while your trainwreck site turns site visitors away, devices are proliferating faster than anyone can remember what to call them, making your trainwreck site a trainwreck pile up.

Gone are the days of the fixed layout tailored to some imaginary, cramped CRT. And the half way house of fluid layouts are no longer enough when you’re presenting content to people looking at your site through smartphones, tablets, various sized laptops or arrays of gigantic monitors with resolutions of titantic proportions.

That’s where Responsive Web Design (RWD) comes in.

Since Ethan Marcotte coined the term back in 2010 more and more designers and developers have been building projects responsively; sites that actually bother to query the viewport they’re being experienced through, and adapt to make the experience as good…

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New Theme: Twenty Twelve

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Every year the WordPress team proudly unveils a new default theme, increasing by one the collection now known affectionately as the Twenty Somethings. Serving as the flagship theme for a year, it has big shoes to fill. The theme should work well for a blog or a website, be carefully crafted under-the-hood to support essential WordPress features, and—of course—it should be aesthetically pleasing and exciting.

Say hello to the new default WordPress theme for 2012.

Twenty Twelve is an elegant, readable, and fully responsive theme that makes your site content look its best on any device.

A key component of this theme is a special homepage template. Recently, it’s become even more evident that WordPress is heavily used as a content management system (CMS) with many more sites now using it to organize any kind of content rather than purely as a blog. The homepage template meets this need by…

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