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    easybitesonline
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    Hello everyone
    I would really appreciate you opinion about my blog!

    I feel it needs more colour and styling, I am yet to learn how to add those to the sample theme…
    any suggesions on how to go about doing this are very welcome…also if there is anything else I can improve on I would like to know

    If I did buy a child theme, I am not sure if I would be able to apply the theme effectively to my blog since I cannot do coding

    awaiting your responses..

    http://easybitesonline.com
    #117244

    David Browne
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    All paid child themes, studiopress and third party themes, come with documentation and are really easy to setup to look similar to the demos without using any coding.

    In terms of changing colors and styles such as padding (spacing) etc, then there are two ways..

    The way most of us do it is to amend the stylesheet, adding our own styles to the child theme. You can easily use tools like firebug to find the css code for which part of the website you want to change and then change it. Tutorial

    If you’re really not wanting to amend any sort of code, even css, there are now a few paid plugins which makes it really easy for beginners. Example is here. It is a paid plugin, but around the same price as a child theme would be. it depends which direction you would want to go with it.

    Learning css may be a slightly longer way, but if you are intending on building more sites in the future, it is something worth being comfortable with.


    We are Dave & Erin. Full time travellers and designers. Currently in Sydney. Follow us on Google +. I’m new to twitter so be the first to say hey Twitter

    Note: Known to give only give negative critique on design. I don’t mean to offend anybody, it is just more efficient pointing out mistakes than saying “yes, its beautiful” every time. :)

    #117304

    easybitesonline
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    Thank you so much for your clear suggestions and advice.

    I will probably try the longer route…since even if I install a child theme, it will look like the theme demo, not how I would like i to look…I would like to be able to style more sites in the future if I can…
    If however I struggle….then there is always the child theme to go for or of course professional help…
    firebug appears to good since I can use the split screen and see the changes I have made.

    really appreciate your feedback.
    Thanks again

    I like your ‘note’ !

    #117352

    easybitesonline
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    Hi again,
    Can’t thank you enough for your help! yes, just minor alterations were all that I needed. firebug was a great help.
    I have done it!!

    http://easybitesonline.com

    #117495

    David Browne
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    Post count: 167

    Glad to hear it! That original hurdle is the hardest to get over, but then you realise how easy it actually is and the world’s your oyster!


    We are Dave & Erin. Full time travellers and designers. Currently in Sydney. Follow us on Google +. I’m new to twitter so be the first to say hey Twitter

    Note: Known to give only give negative critique on design. I don’t mean to offend anybody, it is just more efficient pointing out mistakes than saying “yes, its beautiful” every time. :)

    #119664

    lizbarber05
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    Hey there good work. A couple of critiques I have:
    Social media icons.: That yellow is really harsh on the eyes and difficult to read.
    Header/Top Ad: Also the ad you have above the header becomes the main focus and your header title/tagline take a back seat. I might suggest changing the height of that top ad or if you don’t then increasing the font-size of your header/tagline.

    #119729

    easybitesonline
    Member
    Post count: 16

    Thanks!:)
    Yes. I agree. Changing the size of the ads is a good thought. It is becoming the main focus..I was thinking about that…. Will make changes.
    Thanks so much for the feedback.

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