This doesn't look like WordPress

by Konstantin Dankov

Deals with the Front End side of things

AKA: Crazy-ass CSS'er or simply: TheLazyPerson

@kdankov
English
@thelazyperson
Bulgarian

How many of you are Designers?

How many of you are Developers, including FrontEnd devs?

How many of you are Clients?

Obligatory audience questions

Hands up!

10 Tips to make your
WordPress blog look like a website

Noooo!

So, what defines the look of WordPress?

Visual style + Functionality

Themes, more specifically Default themes

Default Themes A little bit of history

Default Themes A little bit of history

  • January 3, 2004 1.0 Miles Davis
  • May 22, 2004 1.2 Charles Mingus
  • February 17, 2005 1.5 Billy Strayhorn New Theme: Kubrick
  • December 26, 2005 2.0 Duke Ellington
  • January 22, 2007 2.1 Ella Fitzgerald
  • May 16, 2007 2.2 Stan Getz
  • September 24, 2007 2.3 Dexter Gordon
  • March 29, 2008 2.5 Michael Brecker
  • July 15, 2008 2.6 McCoy Tyner
  • December 10, 2008 2.7 John Coltrane
  • June 10, 2009 2.8 Chet Baker
  • December 18, 2009 2.9 Carmen McRae
  • June 17, 2010 3.0 Thelonious Monk New Theme: Twenty Ten
  • February 23, 2011 3.1 Django Reinhardt
  • July 4, 2011 3.2 George Gershwin New Theme: Twenty Eleven
  • December 12, 2011 3.3 Sonny Stitt
  • June 13, 2012 3.4 Grant Green
  • December 11, 2012 3.5 Elvin Jones New Theme: Twenty Twelve
  • August 1, 2013 3.6 Oscar Peterson New Theme: Twenty Thirteen

February 17, 2005
1.5 Billy Strayhorn

The Secret History of Kubrick,
the Blog Theme That Changed the Internet

January 8 2010, by Tina Daunt


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tina-daunt/the-secret-history-of-kub_b_415050.html

June 17, 2010
3.0 Thelonious Monk

July 4, 2011
3.2 George Gershwin

December 11, 2012
3.5 Elvin Jones

August 1, 2013
3.6 Oscar Peterson

December 2013
3.8

Control freak My own story ...

Years working on custom CMS systems

+

Being used to full control over the Front End

=

Different approach to WordPress themes.

Using WordPress as a CMS

We Are What We Do

http://wearewhatwedo.org

2011

2011

2012

This doesn't look like WordPress?!

Simple. Blog.

Good or Bad?

What do we have to do?

Developers & Designers

  1. More creativity, less copy and paste
  2. Push yourselves outside of your comfort zone
  3. Learn about each other's work
  4. Colaborate
  5. Read the WordPress codex, daily!

Clients

  1. Ask questions often
  2. Talk through your ideas with the team. Listen to them!

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch

Robert A. Heinlein

Thank you!

Questions?


Mail

konstantin.dankov@gmail.com


Twitter

@kdankov
English
@thelazyperson
Bulgarian


Slides

http://talks.thelazyperson.org/talks/this-doesnt-look-like-wordpress