Using a Framework Won't Box You In
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Slides from my presentation at WordCamp Philly 2011

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    Using a Framework Won't Box You In Using a Framework Won't Box You In Presentation Transcript

    • First, if you EVER need any help... (248) 234-4577 (Brad William’s Personal Number) (just kidding) WPSTARTBOX.COM
    • Who am I? Troublemaker Brian Richards (@rzen) Designer and Developer User of WordPress since 2007 Creator of the StartBox Theme Framework (@wpstartbox) WPSTARTBOX.COM
    • A bit about StartBox... A theme framework by a designer, for designers Provides TONS of Hooks and Filters, a custom Options API, and is well documented for developers What does StartBox look like? WPSTARTBOX.COM
    • Benefits of Using a Framework Consistency Predictability Familiarity Extensibility and yes, even flexibility WPSTARTBOX.COM
    • WARNING! PHP CONTENT AHEAD!You can use whatever theme you want, but ISTRONGLY recommend they make use of three built-inWP functions: body_class() post_class() comment_class() WPSTARTBOX.COM
    • Benefits of StartBox Created by a designer, for designers Additional (über-useful) body classes Clean intelligent markup (there only when you need it) Predictably named elements Convenient starter style.css stylesheet WPSTARTBOX.COM
    • CSS Structure Tips Group similar rules together Create clear divisions between sections Create a table of contents Always organize your declarations in the same order WPSTARTBOX.COM
    • What I’m going to show you: Some basic StartBox awesomesauce A look at the vanilla StartBox Child A look at the custom classes it adds A look at the layout selector How I created a fresh look (based on MailChimp.com) using only 30 CSS declarations, in one hour WPSTARTBOX.COM
    • Demo Time WPSTARTBOX.COM