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    Question THINK YOU KNOW THE ANSWERS TO THIS SITES PROGRAMMING?

    I will be hiring someone to develop a site for me. It may start out as a PSD converted to WordPress (or) developed in WP to begin. In either case the final site will be a WordPress site for all the reason everyone knows, easy to update.

    The Landing Page will almost certainly be a Static page, with links to various articles (also static - not blog pages) and a separate section for a traditional Blog.

    I have found a site that has most if not all of the elements I would like in my site. The URL is http://raventools.com/ (as a side note, if your not familiar with the site it has many tools that would help out almost any webmaster).

    The questions I have are as follows;

    1. Can the "roll-over" boxes be duplicated in WP? Are they a java action or what?

    2. When you click on a link, it take you to a static page. Just normal HTML/CSS right?

    3. Then they have a "Blog" section. http://raventools.com/blog/ Was that done in WP? If not, what?

    4. One of the things I REALLY like about the Blog section is that each separate blog only shows under 1 category (Latest posts by category). This is something I have been unable to do in the WP Themes I have; every posted Blog shows on the Landing Page and are cross referenced on every other Blog Category. Any clues on how they are able to keep the categories separated?

    I realize this is a lot to ask but I felt that if I were able to get answers this would be the place to try.

    Wishing you a healthy, prosperous and happy New Year & thanks for your time and courtesy.

    Ron
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    Hi clickman2. Welcome to the forums.

    1. Can the "roll-over" boxes be duplicated in WP? Are they a java action or what?
    They are done with JavaScript (quite different from Java). The site used the jQuery JavaScript library, so I presume it's done with that. You can do this sort of thing with CSS3 these days, but it's not well supported yet. This site runs on WP, so it can certainly be done there.

    2. When you click on a link, it take you to a static page. Just normal HTML/CSS right?
    It can be if you want. In the case of the site you linked to, the pages are not really "static" as such, as they are served up through WordPress.

    3. Then they have a "Blog" section. http://raventools.com/blog/ Was that done in WP? If not, what?
    The whole site—including the Blog section—runs on WordPress.

    4. One of the things I REALLY like about the Blog section is that each separate blog only shows under 1 category (Latest posts by category). This is something I have been unable to do in the WP Themes I have; every posted Blog shows on the Landing Page and are cross referenced on every other Blog Category. Any clues on how they are able to keep the categories separated?
    You can do whatever you like with WP. It depends on how you organize your templates. You certainly don't have to be limited to your theme's setup. However, WP is not my thing, so that would be a good question for the CMS forum.

    Wishing you a healthy, prosperous and happy New Year & thanks for your time and courtesy.
    Thanks. Same to you.


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