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  • #55608

    David Browne
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    All I’ve really done is upgrade to the new Epik theme and customise things til I was happy, added some icon-fonts, some background texture and tried to keep loading times and plugins to a minimum. I’m not sure I need a footer until the site grows some more. I’m happy giving people less distractions from the content.

    There was one thing I noticed when installing the new Epik theme, a change I wasn’t too fond of. The guy who made it has put this code in there..

    @media only screen and (max-width: 580px) {

    .home .wrap {
    text-align: center;
    }

    Meaning on a mobile all the text is aligned in the middle. Makes the posts look very different and annoying if you weren’ expecting it. So thats just a heads up for people trying to switch over. You might want to change it back to left.


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    #55699

    Susan
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    Nice take on Epik!

    I like the theme, but boy, there are a lot of widget areas to populate, aren’t there? ;)


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    #55798

    David Browne
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    Thanks Susan!

    Ha, yes there are lots of widget areas. I actually removed them all from the functions.php file and all reference to them in the css as I knew I wasn’t going to make a home page on this site, just a blog page. The only reason I chose Epik theme actually was for the portfolio page :)


    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. :)

    #59327

    jennifergrayeb
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    I love what you’ve done! How did you get the nav bar to lock at the top like that even when you scroll? Genesis newbie here :)

    #60311

    David Browne
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    Hi, thanks! Sorry I have already changed my design before having time to answer your question haha. I actually got bored with the sticky header. It is pretty easy to do though.. For the Epik theme I did this in the stylesheet..

    .head-wrap {
    position: fixed;
    }

    .site-inner {
    padding-top: 134px;
    }

    Then, because i didn’t want it to happen on small screen sizes (it takes up to much small on the screen) I did..

    @media only screen and (max-width: 767px) {

    .head-wrap {
    position: relative;
    }

    .site-inner {
    padding-top: 0;
    }


    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. :)

    #60313

    David Browne
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    the padding-top: value will obviously change dependent on how big your header is.


    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. :)

    #60516

    jennifergrayeb
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    Thank you!! :)

    #60906

    smikraki
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    Excellent customization! Good luck with your blog!

    #62168

    SusanT
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    Love this – thanks for sharing.

    #65038

    MoodyRiviera
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    Wow…really nice.

    #65417

    Dallas Pearce
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    Well, it’s looking pretty top notch as of right now. I love the layout, it’s easy to navigate and easy to read!


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    #66609

    David Browne
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    Hey, thanks guys. Always puts a smile on my face hearing people like my design :)

    However, I was bored of the old style (again) so have changed things around again yesterday. I have totally removed the sidebar from the whole website. It was a big step which I have been wanting to take for some time. I am still not sure if it was the right decision but I really only want the focus to be on the post content. Also I have added much more padding to the whole site to give it the space it needs for such a large font. I have tried to stick to the “golden ratio” even as the screen size gets smaller. Hopefully people will appreciate that extra effort!

    NomadSpirit.net

    Now my design OCD is out of the way (for now) I should concentrate on writing some posts! haha


    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. :)

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by  David Browne.
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    #69333

    BossLady
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    Holy cow that’s gorgeous! Don’t know what I love more, the fixed backgrounds or the textured one at the top. Because I loves me a good paper texture. They’re rare, but you nailed it! Congratulations!

    #72411

    RobG
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    Looks amazing that’s one of my favorites themes good job Dave


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