WordPress Web Design For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Updated, full-color guide to creating dynamic websites with WordPress 3.6

In this updated new edition, bestselling For Dummies author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson makes it easy for anyone with a basic knowledge of the WordPress software to create a custom site using complementary technologies such as CSS, HTML, PHP, and MySQL. You'll not only get up to speed on essential tools and technologies and further advance your own design skills, this book also gives you pages ...

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WordPress Web Design For Dummies

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Overview

Updated, full-color guide to creating dynamic websites with WordPress 3.6

In this updated new edition, bestselling For Dummies author and WordPress expert Lisa Sabin-Wilson makes it easy for anyone with a basic knowledge of the WordPress software to create a custom site using complementary technologies such as CSS, HTML, PHP, and MySQL. You'll not only get up to speed on essential tools and technologies and further advance your own design skills, this book also gives you pages of great case studies, so you can see just how other companies and individuals are creating compelling, customized, and cost-effective websites with WordPress.

  • Shows you how to incorporate WordPress templates, graphic design principles, HTML, CSS, and PHP to build one-of-a-kind websites
  • Explains how to create an effective navigation system, choose the right color palette and fonts, and select different layouts
  • Reveals how you can tweak existing website designs with available themes, both free and premium
  • Provides numerous case studies to illustrate techniques and processes, and the effects you can achieve
  • Discusses how you can translate your design skills into paid work

Want to create cost-effective and fantastic websites with WordPress? This do-it-yourself book will get you there.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118546635
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/15/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 239,606
  • File size: 16 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Lisa Sabin-Wilson is founder and Creative Director of E.Webscapes Design Studio. Lisa is a frequent public speaker at events like SXSW Interactive, Blog World Expo, and various WordCamps on the topics of WordPress, design, and social media. She's been designing Web sites with WordPress since 2003.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Establishing a WordPress Foundation.

Chapter 1: Exploring Web Design with WordPress.

Chapter 2: Understanding WordPress Requirements.

Chapter 3: Installing WordPress on Your Web Server.

Chapter 4: Managing Content with WordPress.

Part II: Choosing the Right Tools.

Chapter 5: Exploring Editors, Browsers, and FTP.

Chapter 6: Choosing Graphics and Software Resources.

Chapter 7: Choosing Colors and Fonts.

Chapter 8: Planning Your Design Strategy.

Part III: Working with WordPress Themes.

Chapter 9: Finding and Installing a WordPress Theme.

Chapter 10: Working with the Default Theme: Twenty Ten.

Chapter 11: Dissecting Themes and Templates.

Chapter 12: Displaying Content with Widgets and Template Tags.

Chapter 13: Understanding Parent and Child Themes.

Part IV: Building Your Custom Web Site.

Chapter 14: Using Basic CSS and HTML to Customize Your Site Design.

Chapter 15: Designing for WordPress as a CMS.

Chapter 16: Enhancing Your Web Site with Plugins.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Powerful Plugins for WordPress.

Chapter 18: Ten Well-Designed Sites That Use WordPress as a CMS.

Index.

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