Starting with a base project


show more Starting with a base project provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Chris Coyier as part of the WordPress 3: Creating and Editing Custom Themes show less
please wait ...

Starting with a base project

With the design of our Homepage complete in Photoshop, we're ready to start converting it into an actual website. My workflow is generally to convert a design first into HTML and CSS rather than go directly to the CMS. There are a couple of reasons for this. Number one, it keeps us focused on the task at hand. Our primary task right now is to convert our design into the best possible HTML and CSS as we can, and dealing with WordPress right now might become a distraction. Number two, it keeps us CMS agnostic.

So if sometime late in the process, unfortunately, if we were to switch away from WordPress and use some other software, we'd still have this to come back to and it's going to be a lot easier to convert HTML and CSS to a new software than it would be to convert an existing theme into new software. So to start all my projects, I have this folder setup called BASE and I am going to go ahead and Option+Drag copy this to our desktop. It's just a starter project for all the...

Starting with a base project
Video duration: 3m 6s 4h 28m Intermediate

Viewers:

Starting with a base project provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Chris Coyier as part of the WordPress 3: Creating and Editing Custom Themes

Subjects:
Developer Web
Software:
WordPress
Author:
please wait ...