Thesis Web Design Review

Thesis 2 is still too abstract for a regular person to understand. Go Live was Adobe’s web design app before they purchased Dream Weaver from Macro Media in 2005.

Adobe Go Live had a table-based grid layout mode, which would allow drag & drop WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) web design.

These secondary colors can then easily be applied to links, borders / highlights, interior background and website background.

That’s pretty clever, and I’d like to see much more of such “magic” that helps non-design users make informed design decisions.

There is so much theory and math in design, so there’s no reason it can’t be wrapped up in algorithms that offers a palette of choices, for various parts of the design of a website.

Here’s a short screencast in which I show you the new Thesis Design panel: Thesis 2.1 is still Thesis 2.For that, I sincerely applaud Chris Pearson, and keep an eye on his contributions to Word Press web design. I’m starting to view Thesis 2.x more and more as a lab experiment or proof of concept.Yes, it can be used on real sites, but I personally find Headway to be a superior theme framework with much nicer people behind it.It’s easy to use out of the box, and you can extend the features with a number of plug-ins.It’s also easy to customize with a number of free and premium themes. From here you can add a child theme, which plays essentially the same role as a normal Word Press theme.To me as a professional web designer, it might be totally clear how to create a web site layout with some columns, but to a regular Joe or Jane, it’s not at all clear.To them, such a layout is logically something that’s done with “the HTML” not CSS which most think are related purely to the of elements on the page.I know this sounds odd but we want the entire website built on wordpress with the thesis CMS/Template. additional notes: We already own the developers copy of Thesis so that part is covered.Word Press is, hands down, the most popular website content management system.But, thanks to the accelerating pace of technology, convergence and consolidation: The future comes closer every single day. Headway and Page Lines are currently at the forefront of the cutting-edge of Word Press theme frameworks. Chris Pearson’s Golden Ratio Typography Calculator is an online app that helps you decide the right font sizes and line heights for the particular content width that you’re gonna use it in.In Thesis 2.1 that calculator has been baked into Thesis in a much more straightforward way.


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