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JamiGibbs says
My main interests are related to visual hierarchy, usability theories and user psychology.
If you also enjoy these, here’s a nice video:

Typographic Hierarchy by Tony Pritchard

I think I just went into a coma after watching that.

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JamiGibbs says

First let me say that I really like your theme. This place definitely needs more graphically powerful themes on the marketplace (darker colors, bolder elements, etc.)

I marked a few spots that they’re probably talking about in regards to spacing / alignment. The one thing that sticks out for me is the large space between the navigation and the slider. Also I think the navigation font gets a bit lost in those huge buttons. Just my 2 cents.

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/7945/screeniey.jpg

Also, your sidebar headings probably shouldn’t be the same size & weight as your blog titles. That’s all part of the visual hierarchy they’re talking about.

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JamiGibbs says

So simple I have no idea why I was making it harder for myself. My final solution added to index.php:

<?php get_header(); ?>

<?php if (get_option('pt_home_layout') == 'Home Main') { include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/includes/home-main.php'); } ?>

<?php if (get_option('pt_home_layout') == 'Home Alternate') { ?>
    <?php include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/includes/home-alternate.php'); ?>
<?php } else { include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/includes/home.php'); } ?>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

Now I’m asking myself why many of the themes sold here (at least the ones I’ve seen) don’t come with the simple extra step of creating alternate home page layouts.

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JamiGibbs says
Stick a select box in the options page, create a template for each preset layout, check in home.php/index.php for the value of the relevant theme option and include the needed template?

Maybe I’ve been over thinking it. Thanks, Michelle. I’ll see if that will work ok.

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JamiGibbs says

Hey everyone! I’m having a hard time deciding what the best way would be to create alternate home page choices for the user in a Wordpress theme. I understand that some themes use home.php but I thought there would be a tutorial or something online I could reference to link home page layout choices into my theme’s options panel. Strangely, I’m coming up with nothing.

Does anyone have a resource for this?

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JamiGibbs says
It would be good to know how you see a adult content website. Could you describe it a little bit more because I really don’t know where the differences are. Just the design or technical other features?

This is a good question. Like, do you see it as black or darker color? Should it have video capability? Maybe an image gallery? These are the sorts of features that you should tell us you expect in an adult content theme, vadimg88. What features do YOU want in a theme for this sort of subject?

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JamiGibbs says

Technically you can turn any theme sold here into an adult content website. You’re thinking a little bit inside the box with this question.

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JamiGibbs says

The ladies save the day, it seems.

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JamiGibbs says
I was also thinking if their is some sort of free theme out there that sort of represents the standard in coding, structure etc. needed on Themforest. Or even a theme or themeforest that represents a lot of best practice when it comes to eatures, coding, help files etc. I wuld like to avoid a lot of beginners mistakes. I am not a beginner in webdesign but on Themeforest I am.

Me personally? I always start building new themes with whiteboard:

http://whiteboardframework.com/

Again, something totally individual to each person’s taste. You should be more concerned about the design I think.

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