May 30, 2010
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".
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.
May 30, 2010
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.
November 8, 2009
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.
Sorry about the URL. Here it is again http://tinyurl.com/87mwobw
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