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  • #85471

    sylvia browder
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    Hello Everyone,
    I am almost done with my client’s website. I used ‘Outreach Child Theme’ and love the look and feel of this theme. Would you mind critiquing it and give me some suggestions on improving the look and feel to make it more customized looking. I am working on the logo.

    Also, for the email subscription box, does it look out of place?

    Thanks for your time…………….. Sylvia

    http://pmctaxes.com/
    #85489

    Davinder Singh Kainth
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    Here is my view:
    1. Remove ‘home’ breadcrumb from homepage.
    2. Try lighter shade background image in slider area.
    3. Image in welcome area, you can make it circular or add round corners.
    4. Social button at bottom, try changing white color to black.
    5. Email newsletter does look out of place, use enews widget to setup mailchimp account. http://www.basicwp.com/mailchimp-email-box-in-genesis/


    Need website customization services or other Genesis / WordPress help ?
    Davinder @ Design Studio iGuiding Media | My Blog | Fresh Genesis Themes Collection

    #85514

    eamonmoriarty
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    In addition to the points made by Davinder I would advise you to use the same font for the text on all pages. I think mixing serif and sans serif fonts is not good practice and gives the impression that the website has been patched together from different sources.
    If you fix these small issues you will have a nice website. Well done!


    Eamon Moriarty
    EM Dzine

    #85555

    sylvia browder
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    Davinder,
    I am very excited by your suggestions; especially the mailchamp plugin. Can’t wait to get to my home office to work on your suggestions. 2 Quick questions:

    2.Try lighter shade background image in slider area.
    **How do I change the background within the slider. Would it involve going into editor? Is there a code?

    3. Image in welcome area, you can make it circular or add round corners.
    ** Is there a plugin to make the image circular? I’ve seen alot of people use it but wasn’t sure what program they used to do so.

    #85556

    sylvia browder
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    Hey Eamon Moriarty,
    Thanks as well for your valuable advice. I hadn’t realized that the text changed. Do I need to go into the editor screen and make the changes?

    #85620

    eamonmoriarty
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    The default font for Outreach seems to be ‘Lato’, sans-serif;
    You have Times New Roman on some of your pages. Possibly you pasted directly from Microsoft Word or some such application directly into your page. This often creates problems because this method sometimes retains some of the unwanted formatting from Word.

    If you are pasting from Word you should use the ‘W’ (paste from Word) or ‘T’ (Paste as plain text) buttons which are found on the second row of formatting buttons in the page editor. I think the ‘T’ button does a better job – I have found that the ‘W’ button does not always get rid of all the nasty MS formatting. You would probably then have to do some on page formatting, but as you havenot got a huge number of pages it shouldn’t be a big job.


    Eamon Moriarty
    EM Dzine

    #85695

    eamonmoriarty
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    Just one other thing I would do. Slow down the slideshow a little. Give people a chance to view the image and read the caption.


    Eamon Moriarty
    EM Dzine

    #85718

    Davinder Singh Kainth
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    The background image is named inner.png and can found in images folder [http://pmctaxes.com/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/inner.png]. You can replace this image or if you want new image with different name then after upload photo in image folder, make sure to update name of the image in following code

    /* Inner
    ———————————————————— */

    #inner {
    background: #000 url(images/inner.png) repeat-x;
    clear: both;
    margin: 0 auto;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding: 30px 0;
    }

    Regarding round corner, email me image iguiding AT gmail DOT com and I will make required edits.


    Need website customization services or other Genesis / WordPress help ?
    Davinder @ Design Studio iGuiding Media | My Blog | Fresh Genesis Themes Collection

    #85734

    sylvia browder
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    Thanks so much. I went from page to page and used cut / Control V to clean up the font. Hopefully I got it all.
    Thanks again!! :)

    #85735

    sylvia browder
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    Thanks so much Davinder. I sent you the image and I appreciate you making it circular for me. I am a bit loss on the image folder.. I’ve struggled with this in some of my other designs, so I am going to search for a YouTube video to visually see how to make the change.

    Otherwise, you’ve been a major help and I am grateful.

    Sylvia

    #86637

    Davinder Singh Kainth
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    Welcome Sylvia.

    You can also use free online tool for making round corners -> http://www.roundpic.com/


    Need website customization services or other Genesis / WordPress help ?
    Davinder @ Design Studio iGuiding Media | My Blog | Fresh Genesis Themes Collection

    #87050

    sylvia browder
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    Very awesome, I will play with it.

    Thanks!!!!

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