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Chris Coyier
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Here’s some points related to this thread:

– The version of WordPress shouldn’t make any difference, if there is things collapsing it’s related to HTML and the CSS affecting that HTML.

– The best way to get debugging help is to have a live URL. I know it’s way easier to work locally, but in times of need, a good way to do it is to put up a subdomain on a live site like dev.yoursite.com and work from there temporarily so other people can see the issue.

– In this Lynda.com course, from video to video, there are some parts of the coding that get skipped over. This was necessary to keep things moving along. The best way to handle this (if you are following along step by step exactly) is to grab the course files from the next movie (requires the higher subscription type) and compare from there and see what’s going on.

– With access to the course files, you can also grab the totally finished theme and export XML, that way you could upload that theme and always have a finished working theme to reference.

– Many of the images in this course, specifically the product images, are located in the ROOT. It was done this way on purpose, because philosophically I think images like that are related to the site itself, not the theme. So there should be a “product-images” folder in the root (comes with the course files) and product images are referenced with file paths that start with “/”.

Any other questions, let me know!