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WordPress Theme “Stuff”

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Fun Work,GUI Center,Ooo, shiny... — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is terribly early in the morning or 6:34 am for you boring, normal people.
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So, you ever want to design a WordPress theme?

Well, I’ve been thinking about theme design for WordPress for a while now. I mean, I’ve done some small stuff, taking the basic themes and customizing them to make them my own, as it were, but I’ve never done anything from scratch. I’m working on it though. And, as I think about it, and work on it, I’ve been finding resources that might come in handy. Here are a few:

Feel free to add your own in the comments!


  1. Wow, there’s a whole book on it???
    If I were talented in that particular way, I would design a theme because all the available ones annoy me.
    Also, my anti-spam word was “photoshop”. Random.

    Comment by lauren — 3/2/2009 @ 7:22 am

  2. Hmm, no can’t say I’ve ever felt the desire to design a WordPress theme. A blogger one though? Hell yes!

    There are E-books on Blogger theme building. 🙂

    Comment by Dataceptionist — 3/3/2009 @ 7:00 pm

  3. Well, I’m not particularly talented in that way, either. My ex-wife used to say I was from the “big, orange button” school of design. I’ve always been more interested in functionality than pretty design.

    I’ve been looking at several of the CSS grid frameworks, including that Yahoo one. That aspect of it, at least, would be applicable to virtually any design work, though some more so than others. Blogger, I think, is mostly CSS, so that would be very applicable there.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 3/4/2009 @ 11:14 am

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