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Box Inheritance & Persistence

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The next thing I want to talk about is Box inheritance and Box persistence. There was a question asked about this in a former session and it’s an important thing to understand. Let’s look at the nav menu for an example. Everywhere you place this nav menu, the class of menu and this output control

What is the Relationship Between Skins, Templates and Web Pages?

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We are going to talk about the relationship between skins, templates and web pages. Some of you may be coming from the traditional HTML web building environment. In that case, a website consists of a whole bunch of documents. Each web page is a single document or documents with other documents imported in. You actually

4 Main Concepts You Need to Understand to Effectively Use the Thesis 2.3 Skin Editor

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There are four main concepts that you need to understand in order to be able to use the Skin Editor effectively. The first concept is, “What is a Skin?”. A Skin is a collection of templates and a set of styles. Templates are essentially the structure of the page and styles are the things that

What’s the Fastest Way to Come Up to Speed with Thesis 2.1 when Building a New Site

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In this session we discuss the fastest way to come up to speed with Thesis 2.1 when building a new site. And how to come up with a content plan, outline the pages and start building the content before deciding what the site will look like. We discuss the importance of content which is the

Should I Learn Thesis 2.1 or Stick with Thesis 1.8?

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In this session we answer the question, “Should I learn Thesis 2.1 or stick with Thesis 1.8?”. We talk about how Thesis 2.1 is much easier to use because of its built-in ability to make things responsive. We also suggest that if you’re still not comfortable with Thesis 1.8.5 and just starting then it would

The Difference Between Themes, Skins and Templates in Thesis 2

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In this session we discuss the difference between themes, skins and templates in Thesis 2 and how each of these work within WordPress and Thesis. We talk about how they are related in terms of display and style. We discuss how WordPress  operates and how it doesn't have any inherent ability to display content so

A Beginner’s Guide to the Thesis 2.0 Skin Editor – Part 9 – How Boxes and Packages are Linked

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The reason why people talk about this in terms of code is because those of us who use code all the time automatically resort to code-like language, when we talk about the link between an HTML box and a CSS package. But it’s absolutely critical that the link part of this get made and get

A Beginner’s Guide to the Thesis 2.0 Skin Editor – Part 4 – The Relationship of Boxes to Actual Pages

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Okay so the next thing I would like to do is talk about the relationship of boxes to an actual page because this is one of the critical aspects to understand is how these boxes in the HTML editor actually are reflected on the page itself. So we’re going to come back over here to

A Beginner’s Guide to the Thesis 2.0 Skin Editor – Part 2 – The Relationships Between Skins, Templates and Web Pages

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Okay so let’s just start from the beginning with this. What is a skin? The term a skin is actually something that is not very often used in the context of WordPress because WordPress uses themes. And a skin is different than a theme. A skin is a collection of templates and a set of

A Beginner’s Guide to the Thesis 2.0 Skin Editor – Part 1 – 6 Main Concepts

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Well, good morning everybody and welcome to our new seminar, A Beginner’s Guide to the Thesis 2.0 Skin Editor. And if you get value out of this class, I would really appreciate it if you either liked this page or you Google +1 to this page or you know, share it on Twitter or something

What’s the Difference Between Thesis 2.0 Boxes and Skin HTML Boxes?

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In this session we discuss the difference between Thesis 2.0 boxes and Skin HTML boxes. A Thesis box is like a plugin that often creates an HTML box. A skin HTML box is either a container or content that can be added, positioned, removed and styled in a template. Jared asks, “What’s the difference between