It is time for another what I learned. This weekend was all about setting up wordpress so I could upload my custom theme and get things rolling for my shop. I am getting more and more excited as things start to happen. Ok so this week my tip is as follows.
Tip : When starting out designing for wordpress or any online environment have a plan. Sketch out ideas on a note book or a napkin as long as it all makes sense to you. Then move into a program such as photoshop or fireworks and lay out everything you will need inside there. Make sure you have things sized the way you want them to appear in the browser or else you might end up with what you thought was normal sized text but really shows up as GIANT text.
Having a plan for what you want to accomplish will help you reach your goals faster and will result in less time pulling out your own hair. I also started learning about coding from scratch for wordpress and while I think I can get into that and create some really cool stuff I decided to manipulate a theme that was already created so that I could get a feel for what files were needed as well as which functions.
I hope you all have an amazing week!