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Basics: Create a Clean Magazine & Blog Theme (Day 1: Design)

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In this series, Adi Purdila is going to walk us through how to design and code a great magazine/blog website theme in a step by step tutorial. There are going to be 5 days total in this video, which will give us plenty of time to go into each step in a great level of detail. Today, we'll be going over the intro to the project as well as the entire design phase. Let's get started!


About this Tutorial Series

Adi Purdila is going to walk us through an entire project - from design to coding - all here on Webdesigntuts this week! Here's the outline of what we'll be going over in each day:

  • Day 1. Homepage and blog single page PSD files
  • Day 2. Homepage PSD slicing and markup
  • Day 3. Styling the homepage and blog single page
  • Day 4. Let's create some more pages: gallery, contact, full width
  • Day 5. Finishing touches: installing and customizing SlideDeck and some JavaScript work

Alright, let's kick off the series with Day 1, the design session!


Day One: Designing the Basics Template

We've recorded these videos in full HD resolution, so be sure to turn on the full screen HD version if you're able to! The first video includes the introduction and outline for the entire series, as well as a bonus high speed video of the entire tutorial with no audio (so anyone who just wants to watch can turn on some music and follow along at 340% speed)!


Video 1: Introduction to the Basics Design (Plus a High Speed version of the Tutorial with No Audio) - 1080p

Video 2: Designing the Basics Template - 720p

About the Author

"Whether it’s websites, logos or print materials, my work philosophy is the same: never take any shortcuts and always put my heart and soul into each project because in the end, it’s the small details that count and the more effort I put into a project, the better it represents myself as a person and a designer and at the same time, it represents my client in a manner that’s appropriate to his needs.

If you’re interested in the HTML Templates and Landing Pages I’m developing, you can check them out on my portfolio page on ThemeForest." - Adi

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