Ok…the title is kinda misleading. It’s not exactly a global project of building a WordPress theme. But its more of a personal thing to build my very own WordPress theme. After all, here I am, being the guy who just happens to be closely connected to WordPress and I haven’t designed a plugin or a theme.
The best I have come up with is beta testing and reporting WordPress related bugs and on occassion WordPress related plugins and well…helping many of you with your WordPress itself. Since I have absolutely no knowledge as to how PHP really comes together, designing a plugin is…well as possible as I would be elected as the next Pope.
What I can do with the skills I have so far is design a WordPress theme, which doesn’t sound so bad. Strip a theme down to its bare essentials and build it up from scratch with my astoundingly miniscule knowledge of XHTML and CSS. Doesn’t sound too bad considering I have about oh say…3 months of so to complete it.
So thus begins the project, I’ll go about my days blogging about what it takes to build a theme from a newbie’s perspective…for the most part, it’ll help me focus on it and not toss it into a corner cause I got too lazy to finish what might have been the next Sistine Chapel.
The good thing is, if my theme does not completely suck, it’ll prove once and for all that WordPress as well as web designing, as daunting as it may seem, can be, in the hands of someone who has trivial knowledge of coding, turned into a personal blogging masterpiece. So wish me luck on that. I think it’s going to be a long haul on that one.