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WordPress: Building Responsive Themes

Getting and installing the Anaximander theme


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WordPress: Building Responsive Themes

with Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Video: Getting and installing the Anaximander theme

Throughout this course we will be working with and making changes to the Anaximander theme that I designed specifically for this course for you to use. So before we started, we have to install Anaximander into WordPress. As we move forward, I'll be using two installations of WordPress, one that's installed locally on my computer using BitNami-- You can also do the same thing using WAMP or MAMP or WebMatrix or another application that lets you install WordPress on your computer-- and in addition to the local install, I also have WordPress installed on a server on the web so I can access it with my phones and my tablets and check whether or not everything works.
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  1. 4m 5s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 27s
    3. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 34s
  2. 8m 36s
    1. What is responsive design?
      4m 16s
    2. The different faces of WordPress on mobile
      1m 55s
    3. Exploring the finished Anaximander theme
      2m 25s
  3. 9m 38s
    1. Getting and installing the Anaximander theme
      1m 53s
    2. Configuring basic theme options
      7m 45s
  4. 23m 51s
    1. Deciding what screen sizes to design for
      4m 11s
    2. Thinking responsively: Designing for many different screen sizes
      6m 23s
    3. Visualizing content realignment for better markup
      4m 35s
    4. Designing menus
      4m 52s
    5. Adding responsive images and videos
      3m 50s
  5. 26m 8s
    1. What are media queries and how do they work?
      4m 18s
    2. Exploring CSS3, progressive enhancement, and graceful degradation
      3m 27s
    3. Understanding best practices for media queries
      3m 57s
    4. Creating a responsive frame
      5m 12s
    5. Customizing media queries with the Chrome Developer Tools
      5m 28s
    6. Taking device width into account
      3m 46s
  6. 11m 1s
    1. Resizing the site title and the description
      8m 22s
    2. Adding media queries to the header
      2m 39s
  7. 11m 22s
    1. Making the menu responsive
      3m 35s
    2. Creating a different menu design for small screens
      7m 47s
  8. 19m 22s
    1. Making a responsive single-post layout
      6m 11s
    2. Making images responsive
      4m 37s
    3. Making videos responsive by including FitVids
      8m 34s
  9. 7m 45s
    1. Making the sidebar responsive
      5m 10s
    2. Hiding sidebars on mobile
      2m 35s
  10. 7m 28s
    1. Dealing with footer widgets
      5m 11s
    2. Adding navigation links that return to the top of the page
      2m 17s
  11. 12m 54s
    1. Using FlexSlider to create a responsive slider
      6m 2s
    2. Creating a loop to show sticky posts in a featured slider
      6m 52s
  12. 24m 37s
    1. What is jQuery Masonry?
      3m 41s
    2. Installing jQuery Masonry
      4m 45s
    3. Configuring the index page with Masonry
      7m 0s
    4. Using CSS to finalize the Masonry layout
      6m 17s
    5. Adding media queries to the Masonry index
      2m 54s
  13. 9m 11s
    1. Exploring hidden features of the Anaximander theme
      5m 51s
    2. Where to go from here
      3m 20s

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WordPress: Building Responsive Themes
2h 55m Intermediate Aug 17, 2012

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The many ways visitors access web sites, via mobile devices, tablets, and desktops, now requires sites to incorporate responsive design elements that adapt to different screen sizes and browsers. In this course, Morten Rand-Hendriksen demonstrates design strategies, best practices, and actual code examples for creating a responsive web site. The course covers layout, navigation, responsive video embedding, and content sliders. The final chapter shows how to create an index page with jQuery Masonry, a jQuery plugin that helps you create dynamic grid layouts.

Topics include:
  • What is responsive design?
  • Installing the Anaximander example theme
  • Deciding what screen sizes to target
  • Designing menus
  • Adding responsive images and video
  • Using CSS media queries to apply different styles
  • Handling sidebars on mobile displays
  • Dealing with footer widgets
  • Installing jQuery Masonry
Subjects:
Web CMS User Experience Blogs Responsive Design
Software:
WordPress
Author:
Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Getting and installing the Anaximander theme

Throughout this course we will be working with and making changes to the Anaximander theme that I designed specifically for this course for you to use. So before we started, we have to install Anaximander into WordPress. As we move forward, I'll be using two installations of WordPress, one that's installed locally on my computer using BitNami-- You can also do the same thing using WAMP or MAMP or WebMatrix or another application that lets you install WordPress on your computer-- and in addition to the local install, I also have WordPress installed on a server on the web so I can access it with my phones and my tablets and check whether or not everything works.

The static version of Anaximander ships in the exercise files, both the free ones and the full exercise files, and you'll find them under the folder Anaximander-Static. This is the folder that contains the themes. If you open it, you'll see the entire theme here. So what we need to do is simply grab that and dump it into WordPress. Themes in WordPress live under the wp-content folder, under themes. So simply grab Anaximander-Static and copy it into themes and it will appear inside WordPress.

I'm also going to do this through my FTP application. So I'll navigate to my WordPress installation here. And here we have themes, and I'll grab it and dump it in. As this uploads, I can log in to WordPress on my computer, go to Themes, and here we will see we have Anaximander installed, and I can now activate an Anaximander on my local WordPress installation, go to the front page, and here we have the stock version of Anaximander running in my local installation.

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