This site was fun to make. Well, fun and frustrating --- telltale signs of a rewarding project, I guess. :) This is my first Squarespace layout. It's based on the design of my first Wordpress theme, Space No.1. It was a great place to start cuz it gave me the chance to compare both CMSs. Okay, I don't compare Wordpress and Squarespace in this video, but if you're curious about developing Squarespace sites of your own from scratch, I share the resources I've found to be helpful. I still have lots to learn, and I plan to share my progress as I go along. Stay tuned.
Here are some Wordpress screencasts about blog post and image migrations from Blogger to WP, from WP to WP, custom theme installations, plugin installations, etc. etc. The screencasts will reference a theme called Space No. 1, a limited edition download that expired 4/30/14. Please ignore those references --- the info is still good. Thanks!
I get a lot of questions about how to add margins, remove spaces between things, add spaces between things, add borders, remove borders, make things disappear, and move elements around the page. Along with these questions, people tell me that the whole topic of HTML and CSS is overwhelming. The answers to many of the questions I get can be found in some easy CSS. I created my CSS eCourse to show you that there isn’t anything to be afraid of!
HOW THIS WILL WORK
This class was designed so that you can learn how to build a simple blog by following along with me. The screencasts cover every line of CSS and HTML that we write. As you follow along and do as I do, you will learn how to create an identical blog, and in the process, learn a lot of CSS that you can use on your blogs after the course.
For all of this to work best, and for you to know when you are on the right track, it’s important that you follow the steps as I show them to you, and write the same CSS that I do. At the beginning of each day’s work, I will show the current status of our project blog. Compare your blog to mine, and if it doesn’t look the same, chances are you’ve missed a detail — but that’s okay. You can always repeat the previous day’s screencasts and fix your CSS so that it’s just like mine.
I understand that you might want to make changes to your CSS project as you go along — it’s a natural impulse as you learn more CSS — but if your blog diverges too much from the class project, my instructions will no longer apply to your project blog. Since each lesson builds on the previous lesson, it’s important that you be in the “see one, do one” learning mode for the duration of the course. Once you’ve finished the course, you can make all the changes you want!