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Design your own Wordpress themes from scratch for fun and profit.
Have you ever noticed that web designers make money by developing their own themes for Wordpress and selling them on marketplaces like Envato? Well, now you can too! Learn Wordpress theme design from the ground up in this massive Stone River eLearning course.
Join award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake as he takes you through the entire workflow process of scratch-building a WordPress theme using Photoshop!
About the Course
The training begins in Photoshop, where you'll be introduced to some setup options and settings to optimize Photoshop for web design. Then, learn about building and using various grid systems, which will serve as the template for the theme layout. Next, it's on to the next phase in the workflow process, wireframing and UI design in Photoshop. Learn how to stay organized and work quickly and efficiently.
Once the wireframe structure is complete, you'll see how to apply design to the wireframe, and then move the entire layout from Photoshop into the world of code.
You'll discover how to construct a WordPress theme from the ground up, starting with a completely blank canvas! You'll see a variety of techniques for working between Photoshop, WordPress's architecture, and the HTML, PHP, and CSS code that pulls it all together.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
Hello and WelcomePreview
Understanding WordPress and WordPress ThemesPreview
The Workflow ProcessPreview
Viewing the Finished SitePreview
|Section 2: Setting Up Photoshop for Web Layout|
Setting Photoshop's PreferencesPreview
Arranging The WorkspacePreview
Setting Panel OptionsPreview
Customizing Menus And Keyboard ShortcutsPreview
Saving Photoshop's Workspace
Photoshop Color Management For Web Design
Common Photoshop Productivity Techniques
A Few Final Photoshop Settings
|Section 3: Getting Set Up for User Interface Design|
Understanding Monitor Resolution
Fixed Versus Flexible Web Layouts
Introducing the 960 Grid System
Available Column Widths in the 960 Grid System
Building A Custom Grid System
Using Photoshop's Grid for Layout
Understanding the Golden Ratio
Understanding the Areas of A WordPress Site
Roughing Out The Design
|Section 4: Developing A Wireframe UI in Photoshop|
Getting Started with Wireframing
Creating the First Wireframe Object
Continuing to Wireframe Objects
Deleting Wireframe Objects
Faster Methods for Creating Wireframe Objects
Building Up the Wireframe
Adding in Horizontal Rules
Wireframing Additional Objects, Plus Some Extra Techniques
Continuing the Wireframe Development
Placing Objects for Loop Post Thumbnails
Roughing in A Photo Gallery
|Section 5: Finishing Up the Wireframe|
Wireframing the Menu Text
Creating More Wireframe Text
Adding in Additional Text Objects
Finishing Up the Text Wireframing
Getting the Layers Panel Organized
Additional Layer Group Techniques
Adding Text Labels to the Wireframe
Exporting the Wireframe for Review
|Section 6: From Wireframe to Design|
Preparing the Wireframe for the Design Phase
Determining the Design's Message
Choosing A Typeface Hierarchy
Choosing Colour Combinations
Saving Out Custom Photoshop Color Palettes
Sourcing Photography and Textures
Creating the Site Logo (And Using Smart Objects)
Introducing Layer Style Special Effects
Finishing Up the Header
Building the Menu
Developing the Slideshow and Body Background
Formatting the New Additions Area
Blog Loop Formatting
Developing the Sidebar
Finishing Up with the Footer & Saving Out Custom Styles
|Section 7: Applying Photography and Textures|
Adding A Texture to the Header with A Clipping Group
Including Additional Textures
Adding A Photo to the Slideshow
Inserting Photography for the New Additions Area
Adding Post Thumbnails in the Loop
Finalizing the Design and Exporting for Review
|Section 8: Preparing A Blank WordPress Theme for Design|
Tools of the Trade
Understanding Template Hierarchy
A Look At Geoff's Setup
Applying A Blank WordPress Theme
Reviewing & Adjusting the Style Sheets
Creating the First Div and CSS Rule
Roughing in the Layout
Further Roughing in the Layout
Adding the Photoshop Colour Palette to the Theme's Style Sheet
Creating Our Site's Page Structure and Main Navigation Menu
Creating Sample Posts for the Loop
|Section 9: Building The WordPress Theme From Complete Scratch|
Pulling the Header Graphic Out of the Layout
Inserting the Header Graphic Into the Theme
Extracting the Logo From Photoshop and Inserting it Into the Theme
Rebuilding the Navigation Menu Using CSS
Building up the Main Content Area
Roughing in the Inner Containers
Inserting the Positioning Statement
Creating Button Formatting with CSS
Building and Formatting the New Additions Area, Part One
Building and Formatting the New Additions Area, Part Two
Font Replacement with Google Fonts API
Consolidating Font Usage and Organizing Typography
One Giant Leap for Theme Design...
Formatting the Loop
Adding Post Thumbnails to the Loop
Getting the Sidebar Started
|Section 10: Pushing the Theme Design Further|
Reviewing How the Footer was Built
Lead by award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake, Ten Ton Online produces top quality video-based software training products, helping users worldwide increase their web design and software skills. Taking a fresh approach to software education, Ten Ton believes that learning should be a fun, creative, in depth, and inspiring. Gain advanced skills in today's modern creative technologies, including HTML, CSS, WordPress, Adobe's Creative Suite, E-Commerce, and more, and have fun along the way!