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What you should know before watching this course

From: WordPress: Building Responsive Themes

Video: What you should know before watching this course

Before we get started with this course, there are a few things you should know. If this is the first time you're using WordPress, or if you have little experience using the application, I urge you to check out the WordPress Essential Training course right here in the lynda.com online training library. The Essential Training course will give you the fundamentals and the understanding of how WordPress works and ensure that you're able to follow the course all the way through. The WordPress Essential Training course covers how to publish your WordPress site on an external host on the web, but if you want to install WordPress locally on your computer, you can also check out the Installing, Apache, MySQL and PHP course right here in the lynda.com online training library.

What you should know before watching this course

Before we get started with this course, there are a few things you should know. If this is the first time you're using WordPress, or if you have little experience using the application, I urge you to check out the WordPress Essential Training course right here in the lynda.com online training library. The Essential Training course will give you the fundamentals and the understanding of how WordPress works and ensure that you're able to follow the course all the way through. The WordPress Essential Training course covers how to publish your WordPress site on an external host on the web, but if you want to install WordPress locally on your computer, you can also check out the Installing, Apache, MySQL and PHP course right here in the lynda.com online training library.

To be able to test your theme properly on a mobile device like a cell phone or a tablet, you need to either publish your site to the web, so you can access through the web, or you need to set up a local server on your local network so that you can access that network with your device. I suggest setting up a site on the web, simply because it's easier and less to manage. And finally, throughout this course I will be using demo assets in the site. That's images, text, and videos that we've created to showcase different features.

As you follow along in this course, you should use your own assets, so your own text, your own images, and your own videos, so that when you're done you actually have real content on your site. Now, let's get started building responsive themes.

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WordPress: Building Responsive Themes

39 video lessons · 16665 viewers

Morten Rand-Hendriksen
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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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