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adamhontis says

I can recommend http://line25.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-simple-wordpress-blog-theme

ithi, Thanks. Good resource thanks for sharing, take a look at the bottom of the page at some of the other posts the author of this tutorial as created, he’s got some other very interesting topics relating to WP: These two caught my eye:

http://line25.com/tutorials/create-a-typography-based-wordpress-blog-theme http://line25.com/articles/wordpress-fat-loss-diet-to-speed-up-ease-load
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adrian825 says

Hi Guys,

After “playing” around with photography and Photoshop for about 3 years I want to try something new and I decided to start learning to develop Wordpress Themes. In theory sounds reasonable and achievable but in practice ,at this moment at least, it’s a very very very dense fog…

I’m telling you this after 4 weeks of reading, trying and reading again. Of course, this is the normal learning process, which I believe any of us passed it sooner or later.

I’m a total newbie in Wordpress Development and I tried so far, at least two Wordpress theme frameworks, but the biggest problem is that I didn’t receive any support on my questions. Maybe at this moment and at my level are dumb questions but without a clear answer now I feel stuck and frustrated.

I’ve searched for online trainings and courses but all that I found was tons of code examples which seems too much for me :)

What I would love to see is how to create a decent theme from zero ‘till the final product. With simple and concise information, something like This is the final Theme and this is how I created it step by step. Is somewhere available something like this?

Any help, advice is highly appreciated

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adrian825 says

To be more precise after creating a small theme with a framework now I have questions such as:

1. How do you center or align the created menu? 2. How to you change the color of a menu button when you navigate above it? 3. How to create a box into the main page with a image?

For experienced users these questions may seem stupid, but for me, as a beginner gives me a lot of frustration.

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QBKL says

Salut Adrian,

Your issues/question are only remotely related to WordPress development. What you struggle with are basically HTML and CSS issues and that’s where you should start your learning process. It looks like you need to start at the most basic level with these. You definitely should not jump directly to WordPress or any other CMS development without having a good understanding and mastering the first steps of the process (HTML/CSS and possibly some Javascript/jQuery).

For this, you can start your learning process on these websites (with articles, tips, online courses and ebooks):

http://courses.tutsplus.com/topics/webdesign/courses
http://ebooks.tutsplus.com/topics/webdesign/ebooks

The Tuts+ website is part of the Envato family.

Outside Envato’s network (hopefully links will be allowed), you can try:

http://www.sitepoint.com/
http://www.learnable.com/
http://www.smashingmagazine.com (anything you can find on these topics)

Follow a normal learning flow and everything will make much better sense for you as you progress to your target (WordPress development).

Cheers, Alex

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adrian825 says

Thank you Alex for your fast reply!

I’ve started to read HTML & CSS: Design and build websites, JON DUCKETT.

I’ll check your inputs also!

Thanks, Adrian

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