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Barcamp Nashville 2011 Recap

Just got back from Barcamp Nashville and it was fantastic this year! There were a lot less people this year, probably owing to the fact it was more development based, but I loved it for that all the more. The sessions were great and for the first time in years, I actually had to choose between the ones I wanted...

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Step-By-Step: Turning A Design Responsive in WordPress, Part 3

Back for another week? In the first week, we got our design ready and coded the header. Last week, we coded the homepage content. This week we’ll be finishing up the homepage and the footer, and doing some testing. Maybe we’ll even get into one of the sub page designs, maybe not. Other Posts In This Series Part 1 Part...

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Step-By-Step: Turning A Design Responsive in WordPress, Part 2

Last week we started work on my new design and finished up the header. This week we’ll focus on the homepage. Other Posts In This Series Part 1 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 The Crazy Slider Background While I originally thought about coding this completely in CSS3 so it can resize with our browser, I realized that it would...

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Step-By-Step: Turning A Design Responsive in WordPress, Part 1

I’ve been dying to try out a real responsive design for awhile now on my site, but didn’t feel like recoding the whole thing. Thankfully, I was able to beg bribe get the fantastic Paul Maloney to redesign my site for me, which gives me the perfect excuse to try out all the new bells and whistles. And what better way...

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Best Practices For Coding WordPress Themes

Open up fifty different WordPress themes and you’ll see fifty different ways to code a WordPress theme. While there’s no specific right or wrong way to code and structure your theme, there are several best practices I’d like to point out. Following these can decrease load time, allow you to code faster and allow the client to be able to...

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Hijinks: A Developer's Blank WordPress Theme

Regular Hijinks is no longer available and has now become, Super Hijinksified!

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How To Build A WordPress CMS Theme eBook

You can read this eBook for free online, but if you enjoyed the series and want to keep a version with you, please support your friendly neighborhood dev (that’s me) and purchase the eBook. Get The PDF/EPUB/MOBI Versions for Only $8! Note: If you buy from PayPal, it should automatically send you to the download page. Please let me know...

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How To Build A WordPress CMS Theme – Part 7: Subpages, Finale and an eBook!

We’ve come a long way through the series, and sadly, it’s time to finish up! All we’ve got left is a couple of subpages, so let’s go! PART 1: Theme Basics PART 2: Let’s Get Started PART 3: Built In Functions PART 4: Coding The Header PART 5: Coding The Homepage PART 6: Coding The Footer Remember you can see...

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How To Build A WordPress CMS Theme – Part 6: The Footer!

We’ve come a long way in such a short series, haven’t we? In today’s post, we’ll be finishing up the homepage by doing the footer. Normally footers are pretty easy, but we’ve got an extra large one for you today, just full of goodies waiting to be WP functionalized (ok enough with the nerdness). Anyways, if you’re just joining us,...

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How To Build A WordPress CMS Theme – Part 5: Coding The Homepage

Whew, here we are again! We’ve got a long way to go today, so let’s skip the fluff and get right down to the coding! Last week we finished up the header code, and this week we’ll be coding the homepage. In case you’re just joining us, here are the previous tutorials: PART 1: Theme Basics PART 2: Let’s Get...

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