Premium Wordpress Theme Design – Part 2 – HTML + CSS + Wordpress Theme Files Hi, I’m Alvaro Guzman and this is the second part of the premium wordpress theme tutorial continued from Part 1. This time you’ll learn how to slice the design and convert it into XHTML + CSS, then I’ll show you how to use the css files to mock-up a WordPress template. This isn’t a basic tutorial, if you’re a newbie, maybe you should read some basic HTML+CSS tutorials, and undestand the basics of CSS tags and WordPress features and structure. If you’re a programmer, you must have some basic knowledge about phothoshop, layers, slicing and obviously WordPress. Step 1 – Let’s begin Open the .psd file. First, hide all the layers containing text, links or content images. A good practice is start coding a small framework on a blank .html file and then apply a single stylesheet to it, after that, you can move forward and turns these files into a full WordPress theme. Step 2 – The main background Let’s start slicing the images. Step 3 – Ready to slice Step 4 – Slicing background images Tutorial files
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Premium Wordpress Theme Design Part 1 – The Photoshop Mock Up Making a premium WordPress theme from scratch is an essential skill for designers to learn and will become increasingly important as WordPress continues to become the web publishing tool of choice. In this two part tutorial will we cover how to make premium WordPress themes happen. Part 1, covered below, shows how the photoshop mock up is created, and in Part 2 we’ll outline how to turn the psd into HTML/CSS and wordpress theme files. I’m Alvaro Guzman and in part 1 I’ll show you how to design a modern web interface from scratch using Photoshop and stock pictures. You can download the finished psd file at the end of this tutorial. Firstly let’s have a look at the finished psd mock up: The Finished Mock Up Step 1 Let’s get started, first create a new blank document and draw some guides to delimite your design, 960px width is just fine, then increase your canvas size to see how it looks on wider resolutions, maybe to 1200-1260px. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11
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AWESOME: ThemeSwitcher in Web Design, Fantastic Examples and Tutorials Have you ever visited a site that sells themes and allows you to easily switch between them within a fraction of a second? Most of have, and we can agree that this makes switching between these much quicker and easier. The cool thing about ThemeSwitchers is that any website with a similar function (i.e. switching between color swatches from an online color app) can utilize them through the power of jQuery. Below you will experience a beautiful showcase of websites that use ThemeSwitchers and we also provide you with great tutorials and screen casts on how to develop your own and fully integrate it with your website. Examples of Great ThemeSwitchers HutchHouse The HutchHouse theme switcher is located at the top right hand side of your screen. WooThemes Sites such as WooThemes are infamous for knowing how to encourage the user to switch between themes and choose various options from a list. Stephan Velthuys Velthy.net has a simple color switcher at the top right hand corner. Marius Roosendaal
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How I Learned To Build Wordpress Themes Picture your finished custom wordpress theme live on your server, completely unique and fresh. By the time you have finished reading the resources in this post that scenario will be a reality. People love custom themes, they make a blog come to life with a personality of its own. It’s no secret that they’ll reward it you for it through links, subscriptions and bookmarks. Theme Design Lessons How To Create A WordPress Theme From Scratch Good walk through in detail on creation of themes. The 5 Minute Theme Fast way of making simple a simple wp theme. Turn Any Web Template Into a Theme This flash tutorial shows how to turn any web page into a wordpress theme. Mocking Up a Theme In Photoshop A bit of self promotion! 16 Lessons On Theme Creation Covers all bases in detail, really comprehensive lessons on all aspects of WordPress theme creation from header to footer! 4 Step Theme Design Guide Basic Intoduction To Themes Good post breaking down how the themes work for those new to WordPress. Inspiration
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WYSISYG Wordpress Theme Generators Share I’ll go out on a limb and say WordPress is one of the finest software applications to come out this millennium. Its put the power of the press and the ability to reach thousands (or millions) of people in the hands of the people live never before. It just so happens that are a few projects in this space already…. ThemeDreamer is plug-in extension for DreamWeaver that allows users to open WordPress themes in the DreamWeaver environment and edit them as if they were normal XHTML. Yvoschaap’s WpThemeGen is probably the most popular app in this space. WPpal.com is the competitor to Yvoschaap’s web app. While all these solutions are great for amateurs, advanced users still dream of the day where there will be a DreamWeaver-like application for WordPress and other CMS’.
How to Start A Blog Using Bluehost and Wordpress in 10 Minutes (or less)! In this post I review what a hosting server is, why you need one and how to install a WordPress blog on it. If you learn better with a play-by-play video, checkout the screencast below. If you would rather read through the steps, skip to the steps below the video. Step One: What is a hosting server and why do I need one? A hosting server is where the files that make up your website live. Step Two: Purchase your Hosting with Bluehost. In order to put your files up on a hosting server you have to purchase the space. When you choose to sign up with Bluehost you will see two options. Step Three: Choose a Plan The next screen is going to ask you for your address, offer you a “pro” package (not necessary to get started) and require you choose a price package. Step Four: Going Through the Up-Sale(If you bought a domain name read below, if not, go to Step Five) After purchasing a domain name you will be sent to the screen below. Step Five: Set Your Password Next step simply set your password.