Creating concrete5 Themes

Creating concrete5 Themes

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by Remo Laubacher
     
 

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Creating a concrete5 theme isn't complicated if there's already a HTML document. There are only very few PHP functions you'll have to add, but those are powerful and give you a lot of freedom. As you'll learn to create mobile ready themes, you'll start to see that there's almost no limit in what you can do.

"Creating Concrete5 Themes" is a

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In Detail

Creating a concrete5 theme isn't complicated if there's already a HTML document. There are only very few PHP functions you'll have to add, but those are powerful and give you a lot of freedom. As you'll learn to create mobile ready themes, you'll start to see that there's almost no limit in what you can do.

"Creating Concrete5 Themes" is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of examples that will teach you how to create powerful concrete5 themes, change the look of content block elements, and even make your site ready for mobile devices.

"Creating Concrete5 Themes" starts with a few words about the editing concept and architecture of concrete5 and then continues with the creation of a basic theme which gets extended with more and more elements until the theme is mobile ready.

You will learn where to find the information necessary to get your own concrete5 site and then get a quick introduction to understand the idea of the in-site editing concept. We'll then create a theme which is extended with features and more details as we progress. You'll also see some examples to show you the process of overriding elements from the core without losing the ability to upgrade concrete5 in the future. Once we've customized every element in concrete5 to build a complete theme, we'll have a look at responsive techniques to make your site ready for small screen devices such as mobile phones and tablets.

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Practical guide to create Concrete5 themes

Who this book is for

This book is great for theme developers new to concrete5 who are looking to use their experience in HTML and CSS to create high quality themes for concrete5. It's assumed that you have worked with HTML before and can also read code as you'll see some basic PHP and JavaScript code. There are a few words about using concrete5, but you're expected to spend a bit of time on your own to get familiar with the concrete5 interface by yourself and by reading some of the articles listed in the book. Readers are expected to have the ability to set up their own concrete5 site, but basic information about the installation and links to follow up are provided though.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782161653
Publisher:
Packt Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Publication date:
01/25/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,196,209
File size:
6 MB

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Boudville More than 1 year ago
Concrete5 is a package dedicated to web pages being designed expressed for a cellphone. The small screen size is the biggest constraint. You can treat concrete5 as a real alternative to WordPress or Wix. While those are quite popular they are meant for a typical laptop or desktop screen. The concept of a theme, like it being a template, should be readily apparent to similar usages in WordPress, for example. In keeping with the spirit of the small screen, must of the book shows a straightforward user interface for inputting HTML elements onto the window. In concrete5, you live mostly within the GUI provided. Actual typing of HTML tags is deprecated. With one major exception. There are PHP code snippets scattered throughout. But they are largely self explanatory, even if you do not know PHP. It still will benefit you if you already have PHP, if you need to customise a theme. Now there is one major difference between a page you write in concrete5 and an HTML page you might have explicitly written elsewhere. In concrete5, the parts of a page come from a content management system database. Dynamic web pages. There is actually a lot that happens when you perhaps unwittingly load a concrete5 page. You don't need to know much or any of this to code in concrete5. Just think of it as background.