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  • Hello.

    I have a blog.

    I know nothing about anything (…set up a few sites using Weebly drag-n-drop functions in 2010. That’s it.) and I want to create my own horizontal theme.

    Something kind of like this or this in terms of richness, quality and layout.

    I’d like to create my own, because I can’t find online what I see in my head. I do not have the scratch to pay for a designer b/c this is a hobby site. Also, I am tired of being the last human alive who is afraid of web language and building things using code.

    I’m open to the idea that this could take a really long time. I just truly have no idea where to start learning or what platforms/tools I need for building…anything. If someone could point me in the direction of Step A I would appreciate it a lot.

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  • The blog will be used as a portfolio/art repository.

    I plan to have photos, film, video and text. This is why many themes don’t work because I need something that will display everything very well + be easily scrollable.

    Necessity is the mother of invention, etc.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    You should first build your website statically in HTML and CSS, separate from WordPress. Are you familiar with those technologies?

    I have heard about HTML and used it in super rudimentary ways like <b> and sizing.

    CSS, not so much…

    If I am building separate from here, where am I/what am I using to build it on?

    Thank you!

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