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WordCamp LA 2010

On September 11, 2010, WordCamp LA happened at Loyola Marymount University, in Westchester, Los Angeles, CA. WordCamp is a conference that has presentations about all things WordPress. Oh… and guess what? I was one of the presenters! Photo Credit: Austin Passy My presentation was about Web Development for Beginners: Decoding the Code Behind Your WordPress […]

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HTML/PHP: Sidebars, and What Have YOU Done Lately?

The sidebar is all sorts of useful. There’s no limit on the number of different sorts of things that could go in a sidebar. Your RSS button? Definitely. Ads? For sure! A video? Heck, why not? You can even have multiple sidebars… one on each side of your content, or two right next to each […]

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HTML: Footer

Photo courtesy of Allison Day For the last few weeks, we’ve been talking about the header of your website. So what’s next? Well, there’s the content section of you website, which changes on every page, and the sidebar, which can get complicated as well. So I thought this week, we’d take a little break and […]

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HTML/CSS: Hovering In Your Navigation

Now that you’ve got your navigation lining up all prettily, what’s next? Well, you could stop there, if you wanted. But there’s so much more you could do using the wonders of CSS, to make your navigation (and soon your entire blog!) even more beautiful. Prettify Your World! Or At Least Your Navigation… There are […]

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HTML/CSS: Navigation: All Your Cookies In A Row

Photo courtesy of Phu Son Nguyen Last week, we discussed the super-cool wp_list_pages($args) function, and how it can make creating your navigation on your website super easy. If you want your navigation in your sidebar, for example, or anywhere else as a vertical list, then this already works perfectly. But what if you want it […]

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HTML: Navigation

Last week in my coding series, we discussed headers. More specifically, we discussed how to put a gorgeous logo onto your header, using the background attribute in CSS. It’s a wonderful start, but there’s far more to headers than that, you know. For example, navigation. Although some people put their navigation in the sidebar, the […]

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HTML: An Intro To Headers

So you want to start putting together a website. Where do you start? Well, at the top, of course. The first thing anyone ever sees on your website is your header – so you want it to be great. What goes into a good header? A good design, for one thing. A great logo, some […]

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HTML: Head(er), Shoulders, Knees, and Toes…

For the last two months we’ve been talking about PHP. The month before that, we discussed tables, ids, classes, and other rules and concepts that are important for developing a website theme. All of that is important, very much so. You couldn’t develop a website without it. However, what I have not yet explained is […]

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PHP: Wrapping Things Up

If you’ve been reading my posts about coding the last few weeks, then you’re pretty much ready to deal with any of the PHP that you come across in a WordPress theme. Heck, maybe you’re even ready to write your own PHP! I’m so proud… you’re all such good students. But before we move on […]

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