Wicked WordPress Theme Design

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Wicked WordPress Themes is a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful themes for the world's most popular CMS, WordPress.

By following the book's advice, readers can produce designs that are aesthetically stunning, consistent, and for-purpose -whether it's for their own use, or to drive a high price on the theme marketplace.

All facets of theme design are covered: from design, coding, and deployment, to ...

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Overview

Wicked WordPress Themes is a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful themes for the world's most popular CMS, WordPress.

By following the book's advice, readers can produce designs that are aesthetically stunning, consistent, and for-purpose -whether it's for their own use, or to drive a high price on the theme marketplace.

All facets of theme design are covered: from design, coding, and deployment, to ensuring readers' designs are ready-to-go as soon as they're installed.

Wicked WordPress Themes teaches readers how to leverage theme design frameworks to dramatically shorten development time, enabling them to enter the theme market faster.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780980455298
  • Publisher: SitePoint Pty, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 1,407,310
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Allan Cole is a web designer and developer based in Brooklyn, NY and is widely known as a Thematic framework guru. He specializes in front-end user experience and WordPress customization.

Raena Jackson Armitage is an Australian web developer with a background in content management and training. A former SitePoint technical editor, you’ll find her speaking at some of the more popular geek conferences.

Brandon R. Jones has developed some of the Web's best-selling WordPress themes. He has a strong background in graphic design, digital illustration, and user interface design.

Jeffrey Way manages CodeCanyon, an online code marketplace, and Nettuts, a popular web development tutorial site. He also ran the biggest online marketplace for buying and selling WordPress themes—Theme Forest—for 2 years.

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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.

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