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Tessa Blakeley Silver
Tessa Blakeley Silver's background is in print design and traditional illustration. She evolved over the years into web and multi-media development, where she focuses on usability and interface design. Prior to starting her consulting and development company hyper3media (pronounced hyper-cube media) hyper3media.com, Tessa was the VP of Interactive Technologies at eHigherEducation, an online learning and technology company developing compelling multimedia simulations, interactions, and games that met online educational requirements like 508, AICC, and SCORM. She has also worked as a consultant and freelancer for J. Walter Thompson and The Diamond Trading Company (formerly known as DeBeers) and was a Design Specialist and Senior Associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers' East Region Marketing department. Tessa authors several design and web technology blogs. Joomla! Template Design is her first book.
I found this book to be very informative and easy to follow.
This book written by Tessa Blakeley Silver, is the first book to help web designers and developers understand how to create a WordPress theme from start to finish.
I'm just very frustrated over the time and money spent on such a substandard, unpolished work.
The title should not have included "A complete guide" in it. This was more like watching over someone's shoulder as they improvised their way through tweaking a WordPress... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Nathan
For the layman as well as for the high-skilled technician/designer, Tessa Blakely Silver really does provide a thorough explanation and demonstration of how to develop, create, and... Read morePublished on March 7, 2011 by Robert Morris
I've read a LOT of books on WordPress, and I can easily and comfortably say that this title is the best one I've seen on theme design... Read morePublished on August 27, 2010 by Honor Macdonald
I was following it precisely in the beginning luckily i have some knowledge in CSS and XHTML to follow so it was OK to go through but when i got the part creating PHP templates... Read morePublished on August 6, 2010 by Suuny
I found the book very helpful with regards to creating a typical Wordpress theme that has a few additional needs beyond the standard themes. Read morePublished on May 27, 2010 by J. N. Lawton
I rely on reviews when I'm looking for a beginner's reference book, and I felt misled by these reviews. Read morePublished on November 6, 2009 by John C.
I find this book a bit boasting of what the author did, not really helpful in designing my own theme. I was expecting more how to and less "look at what I did". Read morePublished on September 23, 2009 by SuzyQ
This is by no-means a complete guide to Theme Design for WordPress. It's a good book for beginners but most web designers have previous knowledge before they start designing themes... Read morePublished on September 22, 2009 by Jeffrey A. White
Very good tutorials on wordpress theme design. I was able to create my own WP theme for a client by reading this book. Very informative. Read morePublished on August 27, 2009 by The Dude