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If your blog is hosted on wordpress.com you can't actually use 3rd party themes. The custom design option allows you to modify the css and the font's but nothing else - especially not the html. If you need this functionality i'd recommend you get a refund, export your wordpress.com content, move to a self hosted solution and use the wordpress import ...


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As an interim solution there's nothing wrong with it strictly speaking, but I would suggest putting some effort into the selection process and finding something that won't immediately get recognized as "that theme I see all the time." A decent-looking pre-built theme is still going to be better than an ugly custom site. You didn't say how you'd be building ...


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The information that is below the thumbnail (giving details about the image) is usually just code that is written for each individual thumbnail. You can use LightBox 2 and jQuery to show an image of the thumbnail in front of all of a pages content. It is known as a 'LightBox', you will find many sites that use different variants of this. Almost every one ...


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WordPress has a complex template hierarchy that determines which template files are shown based on each page request. Template files are called from the active theme's directory at /wp-content/themes/theme-name. For example, if you request a single post, the single.php file in the active theme's directory will be displayed. If you request an author, the ...


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When you use Wordpress.com, even with premium features, all you can do is pick one of their themes and customise the css. I would ask for your money back and try and find hosting which supports PHP. Then you can install wordpress and any theme you want.


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One of the major differences you'll find between the theming methods is that versus Drupal's somewhat programmatic style and mixture of theming in both files and database, ExpressionEngine's is more like creating an HTML shell and then adding output variables and looping constructs to it. I'm not sure that it particularly gives you "more" control, maybe just ...


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Is modules defined? Do you know if you have modules set to show where that code is in the template? You can do this: <?php if($modules){ foreach ($modules as $module) { echo $module; } } ?> This way if $modules is not set to anything, it ignores the foreach loop.


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The theme IS very slow and tests with YSlow and Firebug don't really indicate any one reason why this is. However, with enough experience looking at web pages you can see some trends. Something to think on: you might benefit from learning to be more specific when reporting on issues like site speed. What is slow - load time or animations? Which pages are ...


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There are two answers to this. If you are using wordpress.com to host your site, you are not allowed to install any themes on the standard account plans. You have to pick from what WordPress gives you. They give you a lot, though... If you are self-hosted, you download the theme (it should come as a zip file) and then log in to your site as the ...


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You can use Google Chrome developer tools to benchmark the browser rendering (paint and reflows) along with the javascript calls and how they effect them. I'm sure there are other sophisticated tools but this is the most handy and accessible for me. Great videos/tutorials on this topic: ...


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I haven't seen a benchmark on this (I'd be curious if there was), but I would imagine the effect is effectively zero. The browser does all it's calculations when the page loads. So whether you tell the browser font-size: 0.8em; or font-size: 10px; or font-size: 80%; shouldn't make enough of a difference to be noticeable by any user and should load just as ...


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The tutorial isn't displaying the code correctly, it should be: add_theme_support( 'genesis-custom-header', array( 'width' =&gt; 960, 'height' =&gt; 100 ) ); So add this piece to your existing line and you should be good. eight' =&gt; 100 ) );


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Found a post about this question on opencart forums .. Migrate theme from 1.4.9 to 1.5.1 (Undefined variable)s Regarding the previous code, try the following : <?php if(isset($modules)){ foreach ($modules as $module) { echo $module; } } ?>


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I would expect a contract for a website design and development to contain clauses that transfer the rights to the design and code to the client after the work is done. So it is no longer "your" code and design, save for personal rights. What you are really asking here is what you can do if your client wants to change the contract. That depends on the ...


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Change this block: body { background: #fafafa url('http://static.tumblr.com/l3zugnz/7KJkvwe70/bg.png') fixed repeat-x 0 0; min-width: 1000px; } to read: body { background: #fafafa url('http://path.com/to/your/image.jpg') fixed no-repeat 0 0; min-width: 1000px; } Replace http://path.com/to/your/image.jpg with the actual path to your new ...


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You can't do it. Well, you can't do it for everyone. Simply put, Google Sites is meant to be a really simple and easy to use product with limited customization. It's not made for you to be able to make really powerful websites, it's made to give you an easy and quick website. If you want to change it, there are options for yourself like a userstyle for ...


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Have to give some credit to online sprite makers like this: http://csssprites.com/ Between them and free icon sites such as http://www.iconfinder.net you can roll very professional interfaces in no time flat. As my team's long-time designer once told me, "if you suck at design make something clean and add some snazzy icons...." Ok, maybe not. Also, can't ...


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YUI and jQuery UI both have JS controls for most of those things, along with various different stylesheets to apply to them. You can always extract the DOM structure and build your own system that reuses their CSS.


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Going through the link that intlect provided along with the comment by Tim Post that there are other forks of Starkers, I found references to Thematic. It appears to have some styling, but it also appears to provide valid XHTML and CSS (not validated by me since I haven't installed it yet, though). There are also existing themes built using it as a framework ...



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