This book was on my Amazon wish list for a few months before I bought it from Barnes & Noble last Saturday. I literally just got done reading it and honestly, I would have finished it sooner but life got in the way. It’s a fairly short read, less than 200 pages with some full page images, but don’t be fooled, the book’s packed with essential information for aspiring WordPress theme designers.
There were a lot of things I already knew but I was still able to pick up quite a few tips. I have several pages of notes to prove it. My notes were spurred from thoughts like, “Man, I didn’t know WordPress did that” to “I better write this down so I don’t forget it.” I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in building WordPress themes either for business or pleasure.
As I mentioned, I bought the book from Barnes & Noble for roughly $43 only because I wanted it at that moment. However, Build Your Own Wicked WordPress Themes can be purchased from Amazon for about $22 depending on the condition.
Who’s behind the book?
- Allan Cole – a Thematic framework guru who specializes in front-end user experience and WordPress customization. (allancole.com)
- Raena Jackson Armitage – a former SitePoint technical editor who speaks at some of the more popular geek conferences. (raena.net)
- Brandon Jones – a designer who’s developed some of the Web’s best-selling WordPress themes. (epicerastudio.com)
- Jeffrey Way – manages CodeCanyon and Nettuts and also ran ThemeForest for 2 years. (jeffrey-way.com)
What’s in the book?
- Introducing WordPress
- Planning Your Theme
- Theme Design 101
- Theme Frameworks
- Advanced Theme Construction
- Theme Options
- Selling Your Theme
My to do list
- Read “Build Your Own Wicked WordPress Themes.” – Check
- Build some wicked WordPress themes. – In progress
Have you read the book? Is there anything you want to mention?