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You still need to know the basics of HTML & CSS coding. And the basic of how to convert HTML site to concrete5 theme.
As long as you can "read" HTML a little bit... it will save your time.
My workflow goes like this:
1) proof to client using Fireworks (x3 options)
2) build approved concept in Dreamwever using css
(use two css files - main.css for layout and typography.css
for type styles - which will then show up in Concret5's editor)
3) get client approval & then convert to php theme for concrete5
(instructions herehttp://www.concrete5.org/documentation/how-tos/designers/make-a-the... andhttp://www.concrete5.org/community/forums/themes/simple-guild-to-bu... (click on green paper clip icon to download pdf icon)
4) suggestion of using cssedit to tweak css is well worth trying - I know I will.
For Mac, use MAMP + custom installation
For Windows, you can use Web Platform Installer
I need more people' assistance since I don't use Windows
(Where is the installed folder for this?)
Anyway, then register
or Windows directory to Dreamweaver. Then you can build the test environment.
I am working on a Mac using MAMP Pro to install the hosting environment (which simplifies the setup of multiple sites for different website projects/clients). Hosting details can be copied from MAMP Pro's startup webpage for your Concrete5 install.
I then return to Dreamweaver and setup a project definition and a testing server, followed by creating a theme folder, into which I put my approved html with css etc.
This allows me to proof my html pages from dreamweaver, but when I turn them into PHP docs, I can no longer use roundtrip preview (get access denied from concrete). Once I have added the php code to my css links, dreamweaver's css panel only shows the link text, not the css styles. Hence CSSEdit being a good suggestion for tweaking of php theme files in Concrete5.
I would like to do more in dreamweaver, but there seems to be a point after which one has to manually jump from file to file, loosing dreamweave's wisiwig previews (via roundtrip).
Is there a better way?
I personally use Espresso (also from the folks @ MacRabbit) and even previewing a php file in there you have to route the in-tool browser to localhost so that the database and php files can be viewed properly.
Hope you got it all worked out.
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Question 1. why remove the extension from computer when finished.?
Also not looked at any other video's that you have on your linked site so wanted to ask:
Question 2. are there any follow-up video's to show editing of the other elements - Footer, Header, body, main background image inserting.
Any video for page widths and lengths for background images for instance a non repeating image, how big to make it full screen.
This guy does a very good job at explaining the basics...from start to finish.