Developing a WordPress theme from scratch!

October 29th, 2008 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

It didn’t take too long for me to get rid of the previous “black” WordPress theme I’ve been using. But the most immediate reason was some encouragements given by few friends.

Okay, that is how the fun began! :) .

First, I wanted to use the layout I used back in 2004. Second, I wanted to make it a WordPress theme.

After extensive work with Photoshop, theme was okay to proceed to CSS design level. I found Guides and Slice Tools really useful in Photoshop. After playing with CSS a bit, the theme was ready to upload. There are few glitches here and there, but decided to deal with them later. The theme was tested in Firefox, Chrome and IE.

[1] and [2] tutorials made my life so easy. However, M$ Internet Exploder gave me enough trouble. Specially with the Sidebar. If I make a small change in a width of a DIV tag, the sidebar goes and sits right at the bottom of the screen.

[1] A CSS Layout with 2 columns
[2] So you want to create WordPress themes huh?

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