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Brian Tozer

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August 25, 2012 - 10:38 pm
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Assuming that enough information has already been published in this series to enable this request/suggestion, I would like a short summary of how to use the published information in a virginal site, to create the basic responsive framework with the minimum content to enable the site to display correctly presentationaly, ready for addition of my own content.

I hope that this is clearly explained and is a reasonable and appropriate request.

Update – Having done a lot more of my homework on your material and played with it on my test site – especially with your test/demo themes, "seeing through a glass darkly" is gradually looking a lot more like "the dawn of a new day".

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Hi Brian

This article gives a clear explanation/demo for a traditional Wordpress site http://webdesignerwall.com/tut.....ries That is easy to understand as the html structure of the page template is clear.

I find with Thesis, where there are no page templates in the traditional sense but are created on the fly by program, more difficult to understand - I tend to overcomplicate things. Rick's excellent series has taught me a lot but also left me confused as to what is actually needed in Thesis for responsive design.

So I have been  trying to make a very basic Thesis site reponsive by using just the media queries and the normal custom functions/css. I identify the main content and sidebar containers using Firefox so that I can address them in the media queries.

So far I have had mixed success. Difficulties are still how to deal with the large banner image that I have in the header and the menu below the header which has more items than Rick's demo site and also several secondary levels (dropdowns).

A seminar at this basic level would certainly be helpful.

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August 26, 2012 - 10:36 am
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Hi Heidi

As your URL was truncated could you somehow insert here, or message me, the URL so that I can have a look at it.

Has Rick covered how to avoid this truncation, or what alternative technique to use?

I will be very interested in his comments as I suspect that there will be quite a few others in the same predicament.

I think that it would be a mistake to look beyond Rick for clarification as no-one else comes anywhere near providing the detail and clarification that he does.

We can probably help him and us by homing in on our specific problem/needs for him to address.

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I think it is a great suggestion and the basics could be covered in a couple of hours.  It's on my to-do list and depending in what happens with Thesis 2.0 it will be one of the next seminars I give.

Maybe even lesson 18 of Customize Thesis Like a Pro.

Responsive menus - especially big ones - probably require you to consider using a combination of java script and responsive css.  The css that I've taught so far won't really handle large drop down menus.  This is a problem that I haven't actually solved myself yet but is one I plan on working on.  I'll probably pick a couple of the established solutions and then teach how to implement them in Thesis.  I'm also considering writing a responsive nav menu plugin.

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Sorry about the URL. Here it is again http://tinyurl.com/87mwobw

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Thanks Heidi for the great link.

However I prefer my meals predigested and regurgitated by our Supremo Maestro Ricardo.

Roll on Thesis 2.0 with Rick customisations.

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