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  1. overdaedge
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Whats going on fellas,

    So I'm quite new to Word Press and even newer to 'Blogging'. Although I believe WP has attributes that would A- Make my Web Design life much easier and B- Help provide my users with a Professional looking site. My current situation right now is that on the brink of designing a ground-up sport oriented website entirely in XHTML/CSS I fell across WP. I didn't intend to have 'blog' style site on launch, but now I'm in the though process of "why spend more time then I need to!". All in all, I'll most likely be a frequent visitor I do have one important question, which I can find a dead-on answer as of yet and will dictate whether or not I proceed with WP(and I hope I can). I have a rough header design mostly made from images/xhtml/css already designed already(after 2 weeks on and off between classes) which I would really want to use. How involved is it to incorporate my design(what I believe WP calls Themes?)

    I've read through some WP documentation and haven't quite yet pinned an answer down.

    Sorry this is a bit long.

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have a rough header design mostly made from images/xhtml/css already designed already(after 2 weeks on and off between classes) which I would really want to use. How involved is it to incorporate my design(what I believe WP calls Themes?)

    Thats a very vague question, despite the length of the paragraph. No-one here can tell you how involved anything like that is -- we dont know what you designed, we dont know your experience level with CSS, much less how well you will adopt to the learning curve that exists when getting to know WordPress. We dont know how quick you learn, or work.

    Anyone who says otherwise is blowing smoke up your behind.

    I'll give you this much, based on the experiences I read on here every day -- if you want a site to be rolled out within hours -- take a step away from WP.

  3. overdaedge
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I apologize for the vagueness. I'll try and specify a bit more.

    I suppose I was looking for a quick answer, although nothing is ever a quick answer when involving computers(being a tech for a few years I know this first hand.)

    Basically what is designed now on the page is this: A background image that is repeated along the x axis done of course with CSS, two floated images also positioned with CSS. One image being a Logo which resides on the far left hand side of the top and the other one being a graphics navigation bar that I will eventually use coordinate/link map.

    I see a lot of WordPress pages created with the use of margins. I suppose I am concerned with this because the use of margins would ruin the flow of my already designed page. Now if tweaking what I have designed to work I can live. I feel as of now that WordPress is a design element worth learning. As of yet, my learning curve is minimal due to being involved with WordPress for a day or two.

    I appreciate the quick response and I hope this helps specify a little bit better as to what I am trying to accomplish.

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