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chrisfay says

Its not good. You should spend some time in learning more.

+1 nuff said

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chrisfay says

http://bit.ly/hi67rZ

This is an excellent jquery demonstration and the page sheds light on the history of bad customer service and how it started. lol man check it out.

p.s: this is just a random page i found on google while i was looking for automobile websites.

Wow very creative, I love it.

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chrisfay says
And you say that WP frameworks come with stuff like custom post types, image processing/resizing, thumbnail functionality… Stuff like that can be done in 10 minutes without a framework (just the code, not all the styling and fine-tunning). Yes it saves time, but i believe that if you are a beginner and relying only on frameworks you aren’t doing good for yourself.

Sure, but as a lazy programmer my top priority is finding ways to save 10 minutes here, there, everywhere, to save my fingers. And 10 minutes is a bit ridiculous if you ask me, coding everything even in the basic starkers theme will take you much longer than that. Having said that, I agree it’s good for beginners to learn the basics, which the OP had mentioned he/she was brushing up on. When starting I actually found it highly beneficial to look at basic frameworks and other themes to see how things were being built.

Framework or not, if you simply want to slap some stuff together to get it on the market it’s probably going to suck, and you won’t learn a thing. If you take the time to iterate over the process, review other’s work, compose your own style and function, and keep working at it I don’t think using a framework will be your barrier.

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chrisfay says

Frameworks are mostly for noobs who want to create a website for their aunt’s beauty salon! Sorry if i insulted someone, but that’s my opinion about frameworks and you can see that it isn’t nice :))

I couldn’t disagree more, and such a vague generality is more ignorant than insulting. Frameworks are all over the place for a variety of reasons, they’re often powerful, chalked full of time saving code libraries/snippets/functions that you’d otherwise have to build from scratch. In WP frameworks they often provide the core foundation for things like threaded comments, custom post types, image processing/resizing, thumbnail functionality (current and legacy methods), as well as the core structure and organization of things – the list goes on… I’ll never code a site from scratch when I can build on something excellent like CodeIgniter, or EE for general web development.

Anyway, IMHO , honing in a sweet custom framework to use in your WP themes I think is critical to productivity, especially once you’ve tailored it with all your goodies just how you like.

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chrisfay says

I’ve always been a fan of the Starkers theme http://starkerstheme.com/, which is more of a blank development canvas with zero styling. I modded this with an admin panel and some core additional functions and works great.

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chrisfay says

For Windows I like http://www.e-texteditor.com/ the best. Before switching to Mac, I used Notepad++ as my standard text editor for quick things (ie opening server files to edit with Winscp), and E-Text for development of pretty much everything.

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chrisfay says

There are a lot people who have absolutely no idea how to design well or even use photoshop, that submit themes wanting to make money on here. Some people who think their designs are great when they are just awful.

Agreed. Things have definitely changed over the last year, not sure if it’s the saturation and inevitable growth, but the community definitely feel less… close, or something – less involved maybe?. idk, maybe that’s just me since I haven’t uploaded in almost a year!

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chrisfay says


Glad their website design and marketing work on you :| – I had a grid server with them for 1 year. It was slow, support wasn’t the best (2 day replies) and for $20 a month, they are not worth it.
Well, I don´t know, I saw the plans of hostgator and looked good … but I want opinions before purchase :)

I’ve been using both Bluehost.com and Hostgator.com for over 6 years with great success, both quality hosts.

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chrisfay says

You obviously can’t sell this here, it’s a direct rip from http://goo.gl/H0VOy and you know it. You should be ashamed.

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chrisfay says

50/hr. and I’m close to the cheapest in town. No one’s complaining…

Same here.

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