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The Ultimate Theme Guide for Designers

Posted by Vanilla Staff on Jan 4, 2011 3:57:14 PM

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Over the past few months we have pushed the boundaries of Vanilla and released many new and powerful features. The Vanilla community continues to grow and thrive and with that comes lots of questions, and the BIGGEST question is "How do I design a theme in Vanilla?"

I've spent the last week trying to answer this question by putting together a guide that illustrates the design approach/process I take when it comes to theming. It is my goal that this guide will continue to grow organically with the help of the community and their feedback.

I bring you ...

The Ultimate Theme Guide for Designers - will show you how to build a powerful, up-to-date, Vanilla Theme from scratch. Essentially, you'll learn everything you need to know about Vanilla Theme development.

What You'll Learn

  • Your Arsenal - Development tools you'll need to build  Vanilla Theme
  • Installing Vanilla on your localhost
  • Theme Template Directory Structure
  • Anatomy of a Vanilla Theme
  • Understanding default.master.tpl
  • Understanding Template Tags
  • Understanding custom.css
  • Customizing Views
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adding Images

What are you waiting for? Go code yourself up something awesome!

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