What a blog redesign means to me

Today’s question, folks, is; “What does a blog redesign mean to you?”. Lets dive right in, shall we? For me, a blog redesign means quite a lot. It means the opportunity to hone my skills, experiment with new ideas and techniques and put a fresh coat of paint and a new engine behind my blog.Continue reading “What a blog redesign means to me”

More tips for styling the WordPress tinyMCE editor

A few weeks ago, I blogged about styling the tinyMCE editor in WordPress to resemble your WordPress theme’s content area. On this post, I received a comment from LA, asking if it’s possible to style the tinyMCE editor for specific posts or post templates. Folks, it’s WordPress… anything’s possible! With my mission at hand, IContinue reading “More tips for styling the WordPress tinyMCE editor”

Theming for Magento — Part 04 – How it all works

Wow, part 4 already? This is where the real fun comes in, folks. Today we’ll be opening up some *.phtml and *.xml files, looking at what’s going on under the hood and finding out how the theme files all tie together. Lets get started, shall we? Before we get to those files… Folks, before weContinue reading “Theming for Magento — Part 04 – How it all works”

Theming for Magento — Part 03 – Theming Basics

Right. We’re in part 03 of our “Theming for Magento” tutorial collection. Time to get down to some theming. A quick word on conventions Magento, like many other content management systems, likes to follow conventions. Adopting these conventions when designing your theme, as well as during the theming process, can greatly minimize the amount ofContinue reading “Theming for Magento — Part 03 – Theming Basics”

Theming for Magento – Part 02 – Theme Architecture

OK folks, we’re not going to rush things. Lets take this theming for Magento one step at a time. 🙂 In today’s tutorial, I’ll be discussing the architecture of Magento themes, the reason for this architecture and a brief introduction into a general idea of what goes where and why. The installation… lets get itContinue reading “Theming for Magento – Part 02 – Theme Architecture”

Theming for Magento – Part 01

Magento, the popular e-commerce website platform, has, over the past few years, become a prominant player in the content management market. Utilising its robust array of features as well as its stock and sales management fascilities, Magento is a great choice for a system to manage your online store. When setting up your Magento store,Continue reading “Theming for Magento – Part 01”

Obox launches the Obox Theme Store

Well, guys, launch day is here. The Obox Theme Store is online! After weeks of watching Dave, Marc and Nat at Obox working late nights and early mornings, weekends, public holidays and all other kinds of days imaginable, the launch has happened, the first sale has come and gone and I must say, it’s lookingContinue reading “Obox launches the Obox Theme Store”