As a professional WordPress web designer I often meet clients who would love to design their own WordPress theme. They wanna be able to move stuff around on the page, change font sizes, play with colors, build tailor-made landing pages, etc. All without needing to hire the services of a pro like me.
I’m fine with that. I understand their wish! I see the future as a DIY future, where evolving technology lets anyone design a website.
But, it hasn’t always been easy. If you were to design a WordPress theme yourself, you’d need to have coding skills. HTML and CSS knowledge at the very least. Preferably also PHP programming and the WordPress specific template tags.
Welcome to the future of web design!
Fortunately, we’re in 2013! You’ve arrived at the future! Welcome:-) Please hang your hat (or jetpack) over there at my robot butler Tommy.
In essence: Technology leaps forward exponentially faster and faster. It’s the snowball effect at play.
Luckily, that also a applies to WordPress themes.
But: What does it mean for you?
Well, a little history… Going back in time just two years: When I made WordPress websites for my clients, I had to code the theme from scratch.
Is there a drawback to these drag & drop WordPress themes?
Nope. If there were, I would still be coding WordPress themes from scratch. That said, if you can code, and like to code, I’d recommend you take a look at the Genesis theme from premium theme maker StudioPress. It is rock solid and perfect for coders who wanna create custom WordPress child themes.
How to create a website with WordPress and the Headway theme
PS: I’m working on a comprehensive online course that shows you exactly how you can use the Headway theme to create your own WordPress website. As a special courtesy to my newsletter subscribers, I’ll be giving them full access to the course. But only if you sign up before launch. If you wanna get aboard, simply sign up on the pre-launch landing page now, before it’s too late.