Faster Theme Development: Profit Through Productivity

Discover a new workflow which is going to significantly cut the time you spend building website themes
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Significantly cut theme development time down and supply your clients with a more professional product. By using the workflow taught in this course you will be able to charge more for your themes while taking less time to develop them. Profit through productivity.

This course details significant time savers, including how to skip setting up a server on your computer and eliminate the need to upload files & databases manually to your website host when the site is ready to launch. You'll be working directly on your website host so your client can preview your work and begin entering content if/when you choose to show them the address, which will bring the launch date (and pay day) forward.

What makes this workflow truly unique is that you can keep the benefits of working with files that are on your own computer. This course also teaches you how to set up powerful essentials including live reload and the basics of version control, plus how to mirror files to your computer for faster loading, code completion, searching and more.

We will also cover rapid HTML coding with the likes of Emmet, code templates and Twitter Bootstrap. We'll implement Bootstrap the way it is intended to be used: in conjunction with LESS and other technologies which will allow you to have forms, breadcrumbs, alerts & more styled in seconds without any need to edit the HTML of your chosen CMS. All of which will be mobile friendly and compatible across modern browsers.

It is a complete workflow and we'll go over the tools of the trade and how they piece together. As an added bonus every tool featured in this course is free for you to go ahead and download.

Browse the course curriculum to get an idea of what you're in for. You should get a lot of value out of this course.

What are the requirements?

  • You have already built a theme for a PHP based CMS
  • A web server running cPanel

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Make websites faster & at a higher level of proficiency
  • Implement LiveReload on a remote web server
  • Version control basics to ensure work is never lost
  • Use LESS to enable CSS variables and functions (mixins)
  • Unleash Bootstrap and use it the way the creator's do
  • Develop websites without having to worry about uploading the site at launch
  • Publish a "demo site" so clients can follow development & write content before launch

What is the target audience?

  • CMS theme developers
  • Websites hosted on "shared" servers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
A demonstration of what this workflow is going to look like
Preview
10:56
Course overview & introduction
Preview
07:33
Why this is the optimal workflow for theme development
06:56
Where you'll see your pay-off
07:46
Section 2: Tools Of The Trade
Tools of the trade with accompanying step by step setup instructions
01:23
A client friendly CMS with inline-editing, for free
06:39
Getting started on the right foot
14:24
A free editor with all the bells and whistles
13:08
No need to manually upload files or databases
13:31
Ensuring you never lose any code
19:40
Dramatically speed up page loading for development
07:37
Rapid HTML & CSS code generation shortcuts
07:56
A quick pre-requisite for what is next
11:43
Automating your first web task
10:27
Introducing variables & functions to your stylesheets
15:14
Preview your theme live in the browser with live reload
09:36
How to unleash the full power of Twitter Bootstrap
19:58
Automatic cross browser friendly stylesheets
06:16
Get faster loading pages by minifying javascript
10:48
Section 3: Profit Through Productivity
An introduction to Bootstrap and it's handy pre-built styles
18:49
Using Bootstrap mixins to quickly "bootstrap" our new theme
09:17
Writing mixins to style the features of our CMS, without ever touching it's HTML
12:46
Bootstrap columns, both the basics and advanced use
13:45
How to quickly change Bootstrap's column count
03:01
Section 4: The Professional Demo Site
When to give the client access to the demo site
05:34
Creating a new demo address without effecting the present website
17:25

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Instructor Biography

Anthony Felton, Senior Web Developer

Over 19 years in web development and design. Established a web design business 10 years ago to provide businesses with a mix of tailored theme development and custom web applications.

Happy to help others by sharing knowledge and a wealth of experience which has been acquired over these past decades both in development and in small business. Still actively developing websites with tonnes of passion.

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