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horizontal sidescroll (7 posts)

  1. rook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi again, Is there any feasible way of doing a side scrolling website
    similar to this:
    http://www.jirobevis.co.uk

    Or would it be better to make one from scratch? (which im not sure I can do) Or is there a way of easily editing any themes to do this?

    cheers

    Harry

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Feasible, better or easily edited

    are fairly subjective terms -- it really depends on your knowledge of WordPress, coding and website design/usability. But yes, it's possible.

    The site you linked to uses tables for the layout -- which is quite outdated, clunky and not recommended. CSS is the way to go -- for a number of reasons.

    One thing to consider is that while sites like that are really not very user friendly -- especially on smaller devices.

  3. rook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ha you are correct, very subjective terms. My knowledge is fairly basic, I have a little understanding of CSS, I agree that site looks very clunky. In all honesty I don't particularly want it to go horizontal, im making it for a friend.

    Would you suggest trying to edit the css in a child theme, or would I be better off trying to do it from scratch and outside of wordpress?

  4. bythegram
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is totally possible as a child theme and would save you some work since all the functions/pages would be made already, all you need to do really is change up the css and move some of the code around in the template pages.

    I'd start with a blank theme like http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/blankslate

    This way you don't have to worry about to much existing styles.

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @rook --

    In all honesty I don't particularly want it to go horizontal, im making it for a friend.

    Ah, gotcha -- LOL!

    Yes, as bythegram suggeseted, a child theme is the way to go. Though I have not used it, another well-reviewed "blank" theme is Boilerplate.

    Theme Development may also be helpful.

  6. rook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    cheers guys, very much appreciated

  7. rook
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok so lets say I get my child theme set up, how would I change the CSS so that there is horizontal navigation? I have looked everywhere and cant seem to get my head around it. Would i for example change #page to a really wide width, or is there divs i need to change?

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