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Customizing the look (6 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    OK, I'm so new at this web stuff, that I'm surprised I even got it installed correctly! My question is now... how do I make it look like... mine? Is this where I learn php? I don't mind, but if there's at least some sort of way to change the font, size, colors, etc. etc. that would be awesome. Is there a place to guide me through the basics?
    Thanks, guys (and girls)!

  2. WillM
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    No, you don't learn PHP. You learn XHTML and CSS. If you scroll down http://wordpress.org/support/3/3446 you should find some links to start off with.

  3. Joni
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    My suggestion is to look at some of the templates that kind (and creative to boot!) souls have provided. Download them, unzip them and study them. I recommend TopStyle or TopStyle Pro 3.0 to learn to create validating stylesheets.
    Here are some links to help you with CSS:
    CSS Tutorials from W3 Schools: http://www.w3schools.com/css/default.asp
    CSS Edge: http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/
    RuthsarianLayouts (the author encourages you to grab the stylesheets, study them, and rip them to make them your own): http://webhost.bridgew.edu/etribou/layouts/
    House of Style CSS Tutorials: http://www.westciv.com/style_master/house/index.html
    And Listamatic is a greate site to tweak your links. As you know, WordPress uses the Unordered List and List Item structure for links. I fought this tooth and nail, and in fact, don't have that structure implemented on my current WordPress design. But after reading this web site and seeing all that can be accomplished with a little CSS, I'm sold!
    http://css.maxdesign.com.au/listamatic/index.htm
    Hope the links help!

  4. elmsblog
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hey. I finally registered. Thanks! I feel a bit overwhelmed, so I'll just start reading! Thanks again.
    P h i l

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Another convert to links in list. But heck he put up a good struggle. :-)

  6. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

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