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Build Your Own Wicked Wordpress Themes by Jeffrey Way, Brandon R. Jones, Alan Cole, Raena Jackson Armitage

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Chapter 3Theme Design 101

With your theme planned out and a set of rough wireframes in hand, it’s time to start the design phase. This is my favorite part of the entire process, because it’s where you make your vision come to life! The goal of the design phase is to end up with a fully realized set of mockups for your theme to use as a basis for the development phase.

This chapter will be broken up into two main sections: first, we’ll review how the traditional principles of good web design specifically relate to WordPress; then, we’ll discuss the anatomy of a WordPress theme, with examples of how you can approach the design of each component of your theme.

Note: The Tools of the Trade

Before you start designing, you’ll want to decide on a favorite ...

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