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An Overview of How to Use Netbeans, FileZilla, Firefox and Web Developer to Edit CSS

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In this session we give an overview and show examples of how to use Netbeans, FileZilla, Firefox and Web Developer to edit CSS. Rick: Good evening Sean. Sean: Hi Rick, good evening. Rick: How are you doing, man? Sean: Oh not too bad. I’ve been working on the header plugin and that’s another thing but

Ways to Learn HTML and CSS

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In this session a member asks about 4 programming languages: HTML, CSS, PHP and Javascript and where to learn more about them. We recommend starting with HTML and CSS because you can’t learn CSS independently of HTML. Then we suggest an excellent resource for learning these along with our own Customize Thesis Like a Pro

Where to Begin to Learn How to Customize Thesis

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A member asks how to begin learning to customize Thesis. We discuss the lessons we have where you can begin learning about customizing your Thesis website with CSS and where to find more resources. We have a revised series that we are working on for the Customize Thesis Like a Pro Lessons. The lessons completed

Using Fonts on Your Site that are not Included with Thesis

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A member asked how to use fonts other than those offered in Thesis. We get a brief introduction to font use online.  We start by discussing “Web Safe” fonts.  From there we talk about the Google Font Repository and Cufon Fonts.  Discussed in this video are: Fonts that are available in Thesis Google’s new fonts

Lesson 2 – Part 1 – Introduction to Editing Thesis Using CSS

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Welcome to Lesson 2 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. The Thesis theme is a remarkably flexible and relatively easily customizable WordPress theme framework. And the easiest way to go beyond the customization that’s available to you in Thesis Design options is to learn how to edit CSS. In this lesson, you’ll

Lesson 2 – Part 2 – Introduction to Thesis Style Sheets

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Welcome back to Part 2 of Lesson 2 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. In the second part of this lesson, we are going to examine the Thesis theme CSS files. Those are the external style sheets we talked about in the Part 1 of this lesson and there are three style

Lesson 2 – Part 3 – Best Practices #1 Use Thesis Design Options Whenever Possible

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Welcome back to Part 3 of Lesson 2 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. In this third part of the lesson, we are going to begin looking at best practices rules. And rule number 1 of best practices is to use Design Options first before customizing the Thesis theme in CSS. Use

Lesson 2 – Part 4 – Best Practices #2 Write the Minimum Code Necessary

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Welcome back to Part 4 of Lesson 2 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. In the fourth part of this lesson, we are looking at the second best practice in editing the Thesis theme using CSS which is to write the minimum amount of code necessary. That may seem sort of simple

Lesson 2 – Part 5 – Best Practices #3 Use Thesis .custom Class

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Welcome back to the 5th part of Lesson 2 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. In this fifth part of the lesson, we are going to continue looking at Best Practices rules and we’ll be looking at rule #3. The Thesis Theme Gives Priority to .custom class Rule number 3 says to

Lesson 2 – Part 6 – Best Practices #4 Use Descriptive and Unique Names

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Welcome back to the 6th part of Lesson 2 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. In this part of the lesson, we are going to look at rule #4 which is when creating your own HTML structures, make sure you always use descriptive and unique names for the class and id selectors

Lesson 2 – Part 7 – Best Practices #5 Never Use display:none;

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Welcome back to the 7th part of Lesson 2 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. And in this part of the lesson, we’re going to continue looking at our customizing the Thesis theme with CSS Best Practices and we’ll be looking at rule #5. And rule #5 says almost never use display:none

Lesson 2 – Part 8 – Best Practices #6 Always Work on a Local Copy of Your File

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Welcome back to the 8th and final part of Lesson 2 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. In this final part of the lesson, we are going to look at rule #6 which is always edit your local copy of custom.css for the Thesis theme. Never edit the live copy of that

Lesson 2 – Introduction to Customizing Thesis Using CSS

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In this Thesis theme video tutorial lesson we will learn the basic principles of customizing the appearance of your Thesis theme website using CSS.  Fortunately the Thesis theme is designed to be very easily customized using CSS and if you don't know a thing about CSS it provides a very gentle introduction.  You can make

Lesson 1 – Part 5 – Prepare Our Thesis Site for Customization

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Welcome back to the 5th and final part of Lesson 1 of the Customize Thesis Like a Pro tutorial series. In this final part of the lesson, we are going to prepare our Thesis theme website for customization. Dashboard Warning Message And so here I am at the website. I’m going to go to wp-content,