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DDStudios says

Hey guys ,

What would happen if I design a WP theme (something really simple) and then I pay someone to code it because im only a designer .. and then everybody ask me some question to fix the theme but I cant answer them ?

Thanks !

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lukk says

You would have to forward the questions over to the coder, and get the issues resolved. Just cause you didn’t code it doesn’t mean it’s not your problem, you are the seller after all.

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CreatingDrew says
You would have to forward the questions over to the coder, and get the issues resolved. Just cause you didn’t code it doesn’t mean it’s not your problem, you are the seller after all.
Technically you are not required to provide support for your theme, just FYI . Of course, I recommend forwarding the questions to the coder as well ;)
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DDStudios says

Yeah but I pay the coder to code my site , not to answer 100 question for my client , same thing that my client pay me for coded design .. not to answe 100 question ..

But anyway I understand that answering question is better for everyone , the client is more satisfied , other people see you are giving support so they know they can buy and that you will help.

I tried to learn CSS yesterday , I had a little base but I don’t know it 100%. Ended up with that result : http://www.ddwebstudios.com/uploads/csstest/6/

But I give up .. I tried to do the list (see this screenshot : http://themeforest.net/files/76303/Screenshots/1_ddsolutions_home.jpg) and everything was messed up .. align in IE , not in FF , sometime text turned black , lot of thing I couldnt know what to do :)

Thanks for your reply !

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darius9000 says
I tried to learn CSS yesterday
you’ll need aprox 3-6 months to become semi-competent coder
But I give up ..
no no! don’t give up! this is the worst thing you can do!!! xhtml+css isn’t that hard to learn. you just have to spend some time with it. hour a day and learn/practice/learn/practice…

;)

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mads says
But I give up ..

Don’t! HTML and CSS are absolutely vital skills that all designers (and in my opinion, everyone) should have. If you want to read a great book on the subject, try Andy Budd’s “CSS Mastery” – that’s how I learned.

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DDStudios says

@ Darius

Lol thanks for your encouragment its just that I love design so much , and code so bad .. It’s like a painter who hate math :P I wish it would be easy .. in fact it is easy to learn but there is so much bug between browser that it make me angry .. I prefer paying someone to code my stuff and designing during that time , that make me 2x more experienced as a designer instead of splitting my knowledge.

I started to work with a guy but someone told me that the code he did wasnt good enough .. maybe you can take a look : http://www.ddwebstudios.com/uploads/coffee/coffee11/

What have been told to me was that the code was repeated a lot and I saw some Table .. dont know if that was necessary.

Thanks !

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DDStudios says

@ Mads

Ok maybe you are right but , why should a designer do that ? when you can pay someone to do it and do some design job during the time he do the code work .. I don’t want to be a ’’jack of all trade’’ Is that make sense ? Im french ;)

Dany

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DDStudios says

@ Mads

I just started to read CSS Mastery .. it look really really well done ! I love the fact that there is 2 case study at the end .. Will read that today ! thanks man

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jremick Envato team says
Ok maybe you are right but , why should a designer do that ? when you can pay someone to do it and do some design job during the time he do the code work .. I don’t want to be a ’’jack of all trade’’ Is that make sense ? Im french ;)

A friend of mine is a fantastic designer and very very creative. Recently he tried to start a business but with the economy here in the US it didn’t work out. So he tried to go find a job…. and what he found out was that employers want designers that also know web stuff (xHTML, CSS , Javascript, etc.). They also want people good with computers (he has only worked on a mac, never windows). So he had a really hard time finding a job.

Maybe you don’t plan to work at a design firm or something like that but more and more designers are learning how to code and build websites on their own. That means eventually you will be the odd man out. Designers rely on their skill/talent at design/art to be better than the competition but they also use their “other” skills to be better than the competition and get the client. Clients want people that can do more (since most don’t understand great design). Anyway, the point is you should learn web stuff. The rest of the world is doing it and it’s only going to add to your skill set. :)

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