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Posted December 26, 2011
EXCELLENT BOOK!! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! CHECK IT OUT NOW!!
Are you a front-end web designer looking to branch out from building static sites or simple PHP-based projects into the world of WordPress theme development? If you are, then this book is for you! Authors Alan Cole, Raena Jackson Armitage, Brandon R. Jones and Jeffrey Way, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that shows you how to build attractive, versatile, and powerful WordPress themes. Cole, Armitage, Jones and Way, begin by looking at what exactly WordPress is and what it¿s made of. Next, the authors walk you through what you should consider before you even start your design. Next, they show you every aspect of a WordPress theme that you need to consider in your designs, with a gallery of the best examples from the Web to serve as inspiration. Then, the authors present all of the reasons why you should be using a framework. They continue by showing you how to bend WordPress¿s markup to your will. Next, the authors show you how to make your theme widget ready; as well as, how to create your own custom widgets to package with it. Then, they show you how to turn your theme into a veritable chameleon. Finally, the authors show you how to take your themes to the top of the charts. By the time you come to the end of this most excellent book, you will have a good understanding of what makes a theme successful. More importantly, you will have developed the skills that are needed to market your themes effectively.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.