This is my 4th post on Designing WordPress Blogs From Scratch. In the last post, we covered everything surrounding our content (header, footer, sidebar) and got an intro to using WordPress functions in PHP. Index.php Now, technically, the only other file you need is index.php. This is where you define how each blog entry […]
This is the 3rd post in my series on Designing WordPress Blogs From Scratch. Okay, so you’ve got your snazzy new blog designed in a webpage. You’re happy with how it looks in all the browsers. You’ve got your styles in their own CSS file and your HTML is laid out with the default WordPress […]
This is the 2nd post in my series on Designing WordPress Blogs From Scratch. Design Fundamentals Ok, so you’ve got an idea. You think you might want to design your own custom blog around it because, as Alec Rios says, “What a boring world it would be if every blogger simply kept the default WordPress […]
It turns out that if you can do HTML, CSS, and a bit of scripting then you can totally design your own WordPress blog from scratch. Forget browsing the 1,193 free WordPress themes and trying to pick the one that best fits your style. I mean, seriously, wow! in the time it takes to browse […]
Finally finally got my new blog design up. This is my first time with WordPress (old design was on Blogger) and, of course, being the hacker chick, I couldn’t quite content myself with using an off-the-shelf theme, so it’s all built from scratch and am looking forward to hacking evolving it over time. I did […]
If you want to build the kind of science fiction, futuristic GUIs that only exist in TV and movies (think: Minority Report) then you want to be looking at Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). WPF is Microsoft’s next generation API for developing applications and it’s possibilities really start to shine through when you look at Microsoft […]
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Abby Fichtner is The Hacker Chick. She helps people build amazing technology and push the edge on what's possible.
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After 3 years at Harvard Innovation Lab, Abby now helps individuals to create their own products and businesses so they can bring in additional money, become their own boss, gain financial freedom, and do work they feel proud of.