Every web developer should now be aware of the power of WordPress, when anyone says to me “they don’t use it as they don’t want a blog” I clearly think that they aren’t aware of it’s capabilities.
After building several websites using WordPress there comes a time when the urge to build your own theme rather than use an existing one takes over. At last, there’s a book which gives you pretty good instructions on how to do this.
‘Building A WordPress Theme from Scratch’ by Joe Casabona is that book, although it’s a bit thin for the price it covers all you need (including the source files to download) to get yourself up and running. The book is split into four sections:
1. Converting HTML/CSS to a Dynamic WordPress Theme
2. Creating a Custom Post Type
3. Theme Options and Widgets
4. Creating a Plugin