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Designing Custom Sites Using Child Themes in WordPress and CSS

by Jay Boucher

In this WordPress tutorial, we'll create a child theme for the WordPress website platform. Software required: WordPress, Firefox, CSS3, FTP, HTML5, Photoshop CS5.

What you'll learn

In this WordPress tutorial, we'll create a child theme for the WordPress website platform. We'll take an existing theme as a starting point and use Firefox Web Developer tools and its live preview to dissect and stylize our own version to create a custom site design. From this WordPress training you'll learn to interpret CSS code so that you can develop your own child themes. Software required: WordPress, Firefox, CSS3, FTP, HTML5, Photoshop CS5.

About the author

Jay Boucher is a freelance illustrator and interactive designer creating games and websites for young people. He strives to create work that is both entertaining and intuitive to use, a combination of visual fun and UI best practices. Jay spent much of the 2000s as Senior Designer for MTV.com, designing sites for shows like "Pimp My Ride" and "The Real World", as well as cable channels MTV2 and MTV Tr3s. He has worked with Hearst Digital, Condé Nast and Westwood One Radio Network and currently c... more

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