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Can I hire a desginer to do my theme for me? (26 posts)

  1. marc100
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ive spend all night last night and all morning and I cant get it right.
    I'd rather just hire someone to do it for me.

    My theme is simple but the side bar is on the left and it uses 100% of the width, as well as some other minor things.

    if theres a designer out there who wants a short job Id love to hire you.

    I refuse to work on this anymore, im so stressed now

  2. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Here's some nice scenery from around my home town for you to enjoy.

    Relax--it's only a web site. Look at the photos I linked to, get a nice cup of your favourite hot beverage, put on some music, go for a walk, call a friend you haven't heard from in a while, or just indulge yourself in a hot bath. The web site will still be there once you have recharged your batteries.

    If you provide a link to your site, then people can view it directly and offer specific suggestions. Are you using a particular theme, or have you built your own?

    We can get you sorted, trust me. :)

  3. marc100
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ok heres a link
    http://www.bj9.com/blog/testing2.htm

    Honestly I just want someone to do it for me and ill just pay them. I cant even look at this page anymore, my eyes are straining from looking at code.

  4. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I guess the next thing then would be the erm contact details :)

  5. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is this wordpress? I couldn't find any reference to themes, styles or anything of that nature. Have you taken the core and just stripped all the styling out and tried to do it another way or is this all hand coded?

    It's all in tables I noticed

  6. marc100
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sorry :)

    marc_1@comcast.net if youd like to take my layout and turn it into an easy to understand template : )

  7. marc100
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    its not wordpress
    Im trying to take my layout and turn it into wordpress.

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I guess it's possible to do what you've asked: "to turn your layout into an easy to understand template" - but I think many of us took a different path. First we tried to understand how the template/theme system works and after that we tried to get together our layout :)

    Edit. And a bit of self-promotion > visual help for understanding the template system.

  9. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Have you looked for a similar theme, there'sa round 250 or so themes, that might fit your need, which could then just modify, it would be cheaper and perhaps easier to do.

    For example you can take an existing theme with a sidebar, stretch the content side of theme and sidebar so it fits the whole screen if you want to.

    Just a suggestion.

  10. marc100
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks, im not a coder, im more of a writer.
    I opened up other people's themes and its all greek to me. Im frustrated and tired.
    I dont mind paying, its worth it not to be frustrated.

    so...if anyone wants to do it for me marc_1@comcast.net and let me know your fee.
    thanks!

  11. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    And Jinsan. Leave the guy alone. Its obviously a mock up.

  12. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Root don't go ballistic over a small comment, you took at is something else, he obviously understood what I was asking. Get a grip.

  13. marc100
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    uh nevermind, I got a quote to do it and its a lot more than I thought it would be. Like 10x more (gulp) I thought this would be a quickie job for someone.

    so nevermind my request.
    Sorry for wasting your time.

  14. RustIndy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Jinsan, if you think Root's short comment to you was "ballistic", then you have got a HUGE surprise or 40 waiting for you later in life. I don't think Root's the one who needs to "get a grip" here ;) Cheer up, you'll live longer.

  15. marc100
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well Jinsan, I liked your posts.
    by the way, where are these 250 themes? I only found 100 from the theme contest.

    Maye if I can look at home i can find something that's close to what I need.

  16. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hmmmm....

    Maybe that "quote" was more editorial comment than a quote.

    Just a thought.

  17. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you go here and look for my Maximus template. It comes in a multitude of styles, is free to download and easy to fit. It is full width, with faux columns and guaranteed bork free for a futz free install. What more could a guy want ?

  18. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'll do it for free if the template that you want is just the one that you linked to, and if I could do it in my own convenience. I could get it done by next week, though, for sure.

    ask-me at alphaoide dot com

  19. marc100
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Root, thanks.
    Im trying to find one that has no picture in it and has the menu on the left, and no design in the page.

    I just love a clean layout without background wallpaper and colors

  20. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    marc100 I'm not expecting you to count the number, but here's a pretty good resource for themes:

    http://wrc.os42.com/?page_id=151

    Aside from a tonne of other information, the site is continually updated. It basically links you direct to the author of theme, ensuring you're not getting an old release.

    There's a lot of other things you may want to take a look at there too.

    As Root says, you can take a look at his templates, and they're very easy to get to grips with - I'm not expert on CSS but I like his work.

    Hope that helps and good luck

    Also if you find a theme you like and as you say you want with no pictures, I think you'll find many here can help you in removing anything you find clutter to make it a cleaner theme. So if you find one you like but it has a lot of images, just ask for assistance on that theme and it can be dealt with.

  21. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well if you pick the simplest and get it fitted it is easy to swap colors out and so on. Moving the menu left is easy. Guys will help out. Ignore the color. Think shapes and stability. Color is easy.

  22. marc100
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi alphaoide, sure you can do anything you want, its your time : )
    If you do it id love to download it and use it if I may.

    btw I think this layout would be a popular one.
    I remember another template that was red and white and it used up 100% of the width of the page and it got a lot of positive comments becaue of it.

    of course, I downloaded it and got all these php include errors and couldn't use it, natch. lol

  23. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Also, Marc, why don't you go here:

    http://testbeds.webjones.org/wp15

    And check out my Zen Minimalist theme. It's imageless so it should be along the lines of what you are looking for. You can download the zip file, then upload it to your server (send me an email and I can walk you through it). I know you're tired of fiddling with your site, so Moose's suggestion, to just walk away from the computer for awhile, is a good one.

    I get that way at work if I have to edit the same damn document a trillion jillion times. I just walk down to the coffee pot and get myself some wonderful coffee laced liberally with Hazelnut coffee creamer, hang out in the waiting room for a minute with a magazine, and then go back to it. It makes all the difference in the world. Well, that and slitting the boss's throat! ha ha!

    Joni Mueller ;->

  24. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    And if you add the Maximus CSS (layout section only) youll get full width in one jump. Nothing fancy.

  25. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    "slitting the boss's throat".... yup. Though "virtual slitting" is advisable....

    Really, a break is the thing to do whenever stuff gets to the point where your knickers are in a twist and you are wanting to make a new window in the wall by pitching your monitor through it. While the "techno-revolution" seems to promise cloud 9 and halos, it really only does that for a couple of TRUE nerds I know (yeah, claus, that's you bro!). The rest of us have to slog along and hope we don't ***k it up to the point of no return before the guy with the answers gets back to us.

    Hang with us, don't despair, we'll do our best to get you going....

  26. marc100
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hi jonimueller, I love your clean layout, but im trying to add a splash of color with mytop nav bar, and I dont want any borders on the table.
    And I want the side bar on the left.
    I tried the White as milk layout but I get the same problems.

    thanks for the suggestion though

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