April is Double-Feature month. (There won't be a May meeting on Memorial Day)
We have spent a number of sessions discussing how to develop a WordPress theme. In this session we will examine how a theme works to provide the look and feel of the website. We'll examine the various theme templates and the 'Loop' to understand how the pages are generated.
Theming Your WordPress Site
Maurice Green, SVCS Webmaster
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING DATE
In previous months we discussed building your own Wordpress theme from scratch. This month we will take the easy route and demonstrate several prebuilt themes which allow you to perform extensive modifications directly from the dashboard.
Building An e-Commerce Website
Maurice Green, SVCS Webmaster
e-Commerce is growing every day and there are a number of ways to monetize your website. Maury will discuss and demonstrate several ways to earn money on the web, including affiliate sales, AdSense and AdWords advertising and an e-Commerce site using ZenCart, WordPress and Drupal.
KCI - Community Education and FASTtech Classes
Winter Quarter 2013
The Krause Center for Innovation is offering a variety of classes which are of interest to the general community. Two groups of courses are offered: Evening Community Education classes which have a fixed fee ($89-$149) and Saturday FASTtech classes which require enrollment at Foothill College (once-per-quarter $35 basic fee plus $15.50 per half-unit tuition). Most of these classes take place at the KCI's state-of-the-art facility at Foothill College.The following is a listing of the courses for the Winter 2013 Quarter. For complete information and registration, vist the KCI website
Over the past several sessions we have been discussing the workflow for building custom WordPress themes using Photoshop. In this wrap-up session we will describe several other methods for modifying the look of a WordPress site using themes such as Suffusion and Ultimatum which offer a high degree of customization through a graphical user interface.
In the Central Computers 2nd floor conference room (map and directions). Parking is available behind the building. (Please note that the store closes at 7:30PM if you wish to do any browsing or shopping.).
This should be the FINAL session in this series. In previous sessions we demonstrated how to design custom themes for WordPress. We used Photoshop to build a wireframe of the site and then began to fill in the elements of the website in detail. We will now complete the translation phase, taking each of the design elements and converting them into the HTML and CSS coding in the WordPress template structure. This will include the buttons, image slider, blog loop and photo gallery. If time permits, we will discuss the use of customizable themes like Suffusion and Ultimatum to achieve a custom look.
Designed for the educator, hobbyist, novice graphic designer, this course introduces students to BASIC Flash animation techniques. Learn to draw, animate, work with text, add sound, and add basic ActionScript to buttons that will play movies in an interactive interface. By the end of this course you will have built a simple but complete interactive animation portfolio. Adobe Flash is required.