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e-Book WordPress 2.8 Theme Design download

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by Tessa Blakeley Silver

ISBN: 1849510083
ISBN13: 978-1849510080
Language: English
Publisher: Packt Publishing (December 17, 2009)
Pages: 292
Category: Web Development and Design
Subategory: Technologies

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Rating: 4.1
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WordPress . Theme Design is a soup-to-nuts improvement on the previous book. THIS book actually introduces topics that pertain to actual theming of WordPress blogs, with only casual discussion of related (albeit off topic) subjects

WordPress . THIS book actually introduces topics that pertain to actual theming of WordPress blogs, with only casual discussion of related (albeit off topic) subjects.

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Blacksilver photography WordPress theme is designed with professional photographers in mind. It uses a minimalist yet attractive design approach so that your photos are always in the center. Blacksilver photography theme is built with page layouts for fullscreen slideshows, portfolios, proofing, events, blog and and landing pages. Blacksilver theme is supported and future proof. It is coded with the highest strict standards which also makes it future proof.

WordPress . Theme Design - Tessa Blakeley Silver. Tessa Blakeley Silver's background is in print design and traditional illustration. She evolved over the years into web and multimedia development, where she focuses on usability and interface design. WordPress . Theme Design. Theme Design book. Theme design can be approached from two angles.

The first is simplicity; sometimes it suits the client and/or the site to go as bare-bones as possible. In that case, it's quick and easy to take a very basic, pre-made theme and modify it.

Theme design can be approached from two angles. This book is going to take you through the Unique and Beautiful route with the idea that once you know how to create a theme from scratch, you'll be more apt at understanding what to look for in other WordPress themes.

Tessa Blakeley Silver's background is in print design and traditional illustration. This book walks through clear, step-by-step instructions to build a custom theme for the WordPress open-source blog engine. Tessa authors several design and web technology blogs. Author Tessa Blakeley Silver. Количество: 1 2 3. Купить сейчас.

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Theme design can be approached from two angles. The first is simplicity; sometimes it suits the client and/or the site to go as bare-bones as possible. In that case, it's quick and easy to take a very basic, pre-made theme and modify it. The second is "Unique and Beautiful". Occasionally, the site's theme needs to be created from scratch so that everything displayed caters to the specific kind of content the site offers. This book is going to take you through the Unique and Beautiful route with the idea that once you know how to create a theme from scratch, you'll be more apt at understanding what to look for in other WordPress themes. This book can be used by WordPress users or visual designers (with no server-side scripting or programming experience) who are used to working with the common industry-standard tools like PhotoShop and Dreamweaver or other popular graphic, HTML, and text editors. Regardless of your web development skill-set or level, you'll find clear, step-by-step instructions, but familiarity with a broad range of web development skills and WordPress know-how will allow you to gain maximum benefit from this book.
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I found this book to be extremely useful. I needed to get a WordPress site up and running last fall. I bought four or five WordPress books that were in-depth enough to cover themes and this was the one I turned to more and more. One reviewer cited multiple mistakes in code and grammar; I don't recall this as being a problem. The only real issue I had with the book was that Chapter 6 is a Template Tag, Function and CSS Reference. This usually signals to the reader (me in this case) that everything after that is an appendix which was not the case. Chapters 6, 7 and 8 were really essential to getting the site up and running. Not a big issue but a little unusual.

Tessa's approach is to create a theme from scratch, creating each file one at a time, cutting and pasting what she wants from the Default Theme and leaving out anything she doesn't plan to use. I liked this approach a lot. I have a background in C programming and have been doing web development as a corollary part of my job for 15 years and, while I'm no professional by any stretch, I have many opinions and biases. One, I like to understand what I'm coding. Two, I don't like having any unnecessary overhead, especially with the Web. I've avoided adopting the "Child Theme" approach for exactly that reason since I haven't been convinced yet that this is the cleanest and fastest way to code (but it may be; jury's still out). Tessa's book was the only one I found that shows you how to create a theme from scratch and follows that process from the beginning to the end of the book.

Tessa can write. Her prose style is approachable and makes one feel like one is sitting with an enthusiastic friend. She offers plenty of advice about which tools she likes but leaves the final choice to the user (not always the case). She likes her work which shows in her writing. I like her work so much I also bought "WordPress 3.0 jQuery", also by her.

Some coding background is assumed. If you don't know a for loop from a fortune cookie take a pass. If you have no coding background and need to develop Wordpress Themes you should probably use a framework or customizable theme. If, however, you want to develop a theme from scratch, this is the book.

Tessa mentioned on her site she would be working on a version for WordPress 3.0 which I look forward to buying. I haven't invested the time to figure out what the differences in the WordPress files are with this update, and there are many. I'd rather she do the work and explain it to me. I'll buy that volume in a heartbeat.

DART-SKRIMER
This is great to get you started with Theme Design, at the very minimum. However, if you want to do some really in-depth and complex Theme Design this book will leave something to be desired. I would say this book is for someone who has an understanding of web design, and wants to understand how Wordpress functions alongside HTML and CSS. If you want to go more in-depth, I would check out "Digging Into Wordpress" which has explanations for everything, and goes very in-depth, but does assume a base-level of Web Design experience.

Overall, this book did get me through the initial steps needed to take a template and customize it to my needs. Hence, the 4 stars.

-HV

Miromice
Still reaping the rewards.

Kazijora
OK, I know authors and publishers are under the gun to get stuff out the door with limited budgets, but the copy in this book is downright appalling. Obviously nobody bothered to edit it. The organization is terrible and every page has really bonehead grammatical and punctuation errors, which makes me reluctant to trust the code samples (they also contain typos). This is a real shame because there's a lot of good info here -- especially for front-end developers like myself. I probably wouldn't buy another book from this publisher or author. Compared to the WordPress Bible (which I'm also reading), it's the difference between night and day. A big disappointment.

Madi
I'm writing this review in part as an open letter to Tessa, the book's author, as well as to provide some insight into making your purchase ("you" being the shopper). I had originally reviewed (okay, "ranted about") Tessa's previous writing, "WordPress Theme Design". I found it lacking in many ways and went into an in-depth analysis of what I felt the book was missing.

WordPress 2.8 Theme Design is a soup-to-nuts improvement on the previous book. THIS book actually introduces topics that pertain to actual theming of WordPress blogs, with only casual discussion of related (albeit off topic) subjects. Tessa has really outdone herself here, and just as I bitterly criticized the previous writing, I feel this current edition is praise worthy. The book is well organized, concise, topics are developed ADEQUATELY, and in logical order, and references are made to where additional resources can be found.

Reading this book will guide the novice through some of the main factors of WordPress theme design. It explains, though briefly, pretty much all you need to understand to create your own WordPress theme, and from scratch. Topics are very well developed and though it may not say as much as I'd like, this book is by far the best (hard copy) resource I've yet to see on the subject. The reader will NOT be disappointed.

Good job Tessa!

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