Creating modern, scalable WordPress themes
MEAP Began: July 2013
Softbound print: Spring 2014 (est.) | 475 pages
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1. Our Mobile, WordPress-Powered Web - FREE
2. The Fundamentals - AVAILABLE
3. Planning Your Responsive Theme - AVAILABLE
4. Building the Prototype - AVAILABLE
5. Using CSS Preprocessors - AVAILABLE
6. Setting Up Our WordPress Development Environment - AVAILABLE
7. Building Your WordPress Theme - AVAILABLE
8. Techniques for site navigation
9. Working with Sidebars and Widgets
10. Other Mobile-Friendly Touches
A Setting up a development WordPress installation
B Compiling CSS using grunt
C An introduction to flex box
When you launch a WordPress blog, site, or web application, you can be certain you're users are reaching it from phones, tablets, and other non-traditional screens. So how do you make sure they all have a consistent, positive experience without creating a new version for every possible platform? Responsive web design is a set of design techniques for building websites that work fluidly across different screens and platforms. WordPress, the web's most popular blog and site creation engine, supports responsive design strategies, enabling you to greatly expand the reach of your sites without multiplying your development efforts.
Responsive WordPress teaches you to use responsive web techniques to create WordPress themes step by step using fluid grids and responsive navigation. This easy-to-follow book starts with the basics of responsive web design, and then shows you how to use these principles in patterns common to WordPress, such as sidebars, menus and images. You'll walk through the process end-to-end, from planning and design to rollout. Along the way, you'll get valuable insight into building wireframes and comps, using fluid grids, and working with helpful frameworks and tools
- Responsive design principles and techniques
- Using CSS preprocessors like Sass and LESS
- Dynamically managing image resolution
- Mobile friendly media and forms
WordPress makes it possible to create sites with minimal background knowledge and experience. This book is written for WordPress users who want to take their theme development skills to the next level. Some experience with HTML and CSS is needed.
About the author
Tracy Rotton is a front end web developer and WordPress guru with nearly 20 years experience developing websites. She has extensive experience using responsive design techniques in production websites for large commercial and non-profit corporations.
About the Early Access Version
This Early Access version of Responsive WordPress enables you to receive new chapters as they are being written. You can also interact with the authors to ask questions, provide feedback and errata, and help shape the final manuscript on the Author Online.
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