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Creating pull quotes and pull images


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WordPress: Building Themes from Scratch Using Underscores

with Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Video: Creating pull quotes and pull images

The advantage of making your site responsive is that you can create custom experiences. Depending on the size of the screen the visitor is using. One of the simplest and most impactful ways of doing this is creating pull quotes and pull images that break the rigid frame of the content. To literally pull quotes and images out to the sides. If you look at my original designs here, you see one of those pull quotes. It's right down here. And as you can see, the quote has been physically pulled out of the content, and shifted to the left side, just like our meta-content up here.
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  1. 10m 55s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. What to know before you start this course
      2m 40s
    3. How this course and the lesson files work
      3m 12s
    4. Introducing Simone: A preview of the final project
      3m 59s
  2. 21m 28s
    1. Installing and running WordPress on your computer
      3m 53s
    2. Getting and installing Underscores
      4m 11s
    3. Installing WordPress Theme Unit Test data
      4m 18s
    4. Installing the Developer plugin
      2m 58s
    5. Installing and setting up NetBeans or another IDE
      6m 8s
  3. 16m 15s
    1. Designing for mobile, content, and style
      4m 52s
    2. How do WordPress themes work?
      4m 48s
    3. Understanding the WordPress template hierarchy
      2m 19s
    4. Underscores: An overview
      4m 16s
  4. 37m 5s
    1. Setting up style.css
      4m 47s
    2. Configuring baseline settings and functions
      6m 6s
    3. Enabling custom fonts and font icons
      5m 44s
    4. Applying global styles
      5m 11s
    5. Styling basic layout components
      6m 19s
    6. Making the site layout responsive
      8m 58s
  5. 23m 18s
    1. Styling the default header
      6m 25s
    2. Hiding the site title and tagline
      5m 32s
    3. Adding an optional header image function
      5m 23s
    4. Placing the header image behind the site title
      5m 58s
  6. 40m 55s
    1. Setting up menus
      3m 12s
    2. Styling the menu
      7m 42s
    3. Using Superfish for accessible menus
      8m 0s
    4. Making the menu responsive
      7m 3s
    5. Creating a custom social media menu
      5m 51s
    6. Styling the menu with icons from Font Awesome
      9m 7s
  7. 18m 9s
    1. Adding the search form
      6m 27s
    2. Adding the search icon
      6m 55s
    3. Adding show/hide functionality to the search form with jQuery
      4m 47s
  8. 33m 20s
    1. Adding a widgetized area to the footer
      7m 10s
    2. Using the Monster widget plugin to test all widgets
      2m 11s
    3. Styling the footer
      3m 6s
    4. General widget styling
      5m 33s
    5. Adding custom styles to specific widgets
      7m 34s
    6. Using Masonry to make footer widgets responsive
      7m 46s
  9. 54m 49s
    1. Changing the Single Post Template content structure
      5m 54s
    2. Changing the output of meta elements
      7m 2s
    3. Styling the Single Post Template
      7m 57s
    4. Making post meta responsive
      6m 21s
    5. Styling blockquotes
      5m 39s
    6. Creating pull quotes and pull images
      5m 1s
    7. Working with image captions
      4m 27s
    8. Working with image galleries
      4m 57s
    9. Single-post navigation
      7m 31s
  10. 30m 23s
    1. Working with the comments template
      8m 42s
    2. Using Gravatars in comments
      2m 42s
    3. Styling comments
      7m 26s
    4. Highlighting post author comments
      3m 36s
    5. Styling the comment form and messages
      7m 57s
  11. 18m 43s
    1. How do featured images (post thumbnails) work?
      2m 57s
    2. Defining featured image sizes
      3m 30s
    3. Generating new featured images with a plugin
      1m 46s
    4. Adding featured images to a template
      5m 7s
    5. Styling the featured image
      5m 23s
  12. 1h 2m
    1. The index template hierarchy
      2m 21s
    2. Customizing and styling index templates
      10m 10s
    3. Displaying excerpts or full content on index pages
      3m 6s
    4. Adding a custom Read More link
      3m 48s
    5. Adding featured images
      4m 0s
    6. Creating custom pagination navigation
      6m 4s
    7. Highlighting Sticky Posts
      2m 55s
    8. Creating custom post format templates
      5m 30s
    9. Highlighting the most recent post in the index template
      7m 22s
    10. Embracing modular design
      2m 29s
    11. Working with archive.php
      5m 54s
    12. Customizing the search results and the 404 template
      8m 28s
  13. 9m 7s
    1. Styling pages
      3m 4s
    2. Creating custom page templates
      6m 3s
  14. 4m 30s
    1. Adding editor styles to match front-end styles
      4m 30s
  15. 2m 20s
    1. Further learning
      2m 20s

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WordPress: Building Themes from Scratch With Underscores
6h 23m Advanced Jun 11, 2014

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Ready for your next WordPress challenge? Learn how to build more complex custom themes using the _s (aka Underscores) starter theme. Morten Rand-Hendriksen takes you from basic layout and customization to enabling advanced responsive design and accessibility features. He reinforces the basics lessons with DRY (don't repeat yourself) development practices and a structured approach that will help you build WordPress themes that meet modern standards. Plus, he'll explore core concepts like understanding the WordPress template hierarchy, creating functions, adding custom JavaScript, applying styles, and more.

Topics include:
  • Installing WordPress, Underscores, plugins, and NetBeans
  • Designing for mobile, content, and style
  • Setting up the basic theme
  • Building a custom header
  • Designing responsive, accessible menus
  • Adding a custom search form
  • Using and styling widgets
  • Adjusting the Single Post Template
  • Working with comments, featured images, index templates, and static pages
  • Adding editor styles to match front-end styles
Subject:
Web
Software:
WordPress underscores
Author:
Morten Rand-Hendriksen

Creating pull quotes and pull images

The advantage of making your site responsive is that you can create custom experiences. Depending on the size of the screen the visitor is using. One of the simplest and most impactful ways of doing this is creating pull quotes and pull images that break the rigid frame of the content. To literally pull quotes and images out to the sides. If you look at my original designs here, you see one of those pull quotes. It's right down here. And as you can see, the quote has been physically pulled out of the content, and shifted to the left side, just like our meta-content up here.

And the idea is, when you get enough screen that's big enough. We can pull the left and right aligned quotes and also the left and right aligned images out of the content like this either on the left or on the right. So when I created this setup I had to then go and do the math and figure out at what point do we have enough room. To pull the content out to the left, and also out to the right. And I found that those two break points are at different points. So to see what's going on here, I opened two posts.

I have the post format standard post, where you'll remember, I inserted the block quote and floated it to the left and also to the right. And I also went and found another post called Image Alignment. And here you see we have images that are aligned to the left and images that are aligned to the right. Now we're going to create two media queries that target screens that are very large. And on those very large screens, we're going to shift both the block quotes and the images out of the frame. And I say both block quotes and images because if we look at the markup for this image.

Which is a line to the left, you'll see just like the block quote we created in the previous movie. This image also has the class of line left associated with it. Same thing with the line right. That means if we create styles that target either a line left or a line right. And shift the content 160 pixels, either to the left or to the right, and wrap them in media querys. Then we'll shift both our images and our block quotes at the same time with the same style. Dry development principles, again.

To start off I'm going to find the alignments section in style.css. And you see it's here at 7.0. So I'm going to search for 7.0. This takes me to alignments. Here, we have alignments. And you that align left displays in line and flows to the left. Align right displays in line and falls to the right. And align center clears both sides and displays as a block. So here, we can now add media queries that will make align left and align right actually shift content, when we want it to.

So, if you go to your code-snippets, you see, here we have two very, very simple media queries,. That I'm going to paste in. The first one targets screens that have a minimum width of 1320 pixels, and it takes anything that's aligned left and shifts it 160 pixels to the left. Now remember this is exactly what we did to the metacontent. The second media query targets screens that are 1820 pixels wide or wider, and it does the exact same thing with alignment right. Only it shifts the images and the block quote out from the right hand side.

Unfortunately, I can't show you that. Because my screen isn't big enough, but if you have a really large screen you can test that out as well. So, I'm simply going to save these two media queries, go back into my browser, and let's look at the post format first. The one that has the block quotes, so I'm simply going to reload this page. And you'll see my block quotes is pulled out by 160 pixels and now you see why it's so powerful. This makes for a really cool layout and it also makes it easier to read the content. Because we're leaving more room for the content in saying this is a quote it's been pulled out of the content and it's over here on the left.

The same goes for images if I know reload my image alignment post. You'll see that my left aligned image is being pulled out. And yeah, it looks a little bit weird, because this image is a little small. But if it was a bigger image it would actually look really great. because it would span in. In fact, I can go here and change the mark up, so that you can see it. So I'll grab this image here that's currently set to align none. And I'll set it to align left instead and update and view the posts. And now, when I scroll down, you'll see that the image is aligned to the left and the text flows on the right hand side.

And now I hope you really see how powerful media queries are. And also how powerful dry development practices are. Because by making simple decisions about what classes we apply to things. And then, using media queries strategically, we can create really custom experiences without writing much code. That effect you just saw only requires these eight lines of code all together, to make it work. And if you're on a large screen and you can really expand the view here, you can see just how effective it is.

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