We have finalised the overall design of our theme and produced something that looks good at all screen sizes, on most browsers, and can be easily accessed by Google. We have realised that browsers are not created equally, and that HTML and CSS standards are no guarantee of success – compromise is at the heart of most layouts.
The header and footer sections of our theme have also been finished, and already the theme is pulling together. We now know:
header.phpdefines all the HTML meta-data, as well as the title element. A global
pageelement is also started here
footer.phpdefines the footer, and terminates the global
Several thematic alternatives have been provided and it is possible to modify these much further. In particular, the colours and images should be tailored to represent your own website.
Next up is the sidebar. Battle will recommence soon.
In an attempt to bring this guide down to readable proportions I have missed out several features from the guide.
- No fixed-width header and footer option was given. These should be easy enough to attempt
- The header and footer can, if desired, be made to have a minimum width using the technique described earlier
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