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  • in reply to: Genesis and Header Issues #97324

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    No idea why that posted so many times. Sorry.


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Genesis and Header Issues #97319

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    For the future, please create a separate post for each of your questions.

    Here are some answers:

    1. Try making the height bigger in your slider settings or remove your content or make the excerpt area wider. The title is getting cut off because you have too many things to display in that space. You can adjust your image settings to see if a different image size would display your image better. The best way I have found to control how images are cropped and appear in the slider is to set the slider to display full-size images and then to crop my images to the exact dimensions needed before uploading them.

    2. The Genesis Responsive Slider is not set up to run multiple different sliders on a site. I found this hack tutorial, but I never could get it to work. http://www.wp-code.com/wordpress-snippets/different-genesis-reponsive-sliders/ I ended up just using a different slider on sites that need multiple sliders, in which case I use either SlideDeck or Portfolio Slideshow (the Pro versions) depending upon the needs for the sliders.

    3. The easiest way for a “novice” to put a photo to the left and move the location of the Site title and description is to create an image that looks like what you want the header to look like (containing the photo and text) and upload it as a full-width header.

    4. I would just go through all of the theme demos and find one that looks closest to what you want. You could try the sample child theme, possibly.

    5. ALWAYS, ALWAYS make changes in a child theme. If you make changes to the genesis framework, you will lose your changes every time you update Genesis.


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Genesis and Header Issues #97320

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    For the future, please create a separate post for each of your questions.

    Here are some answers:

    1. Try making the height bigger in your slider settings or remove your content or make the excerpt area wider. The title is getting cut off because you have too many things to display in that space. You can adjust your image settings to see if a different image size would display your image better. The best way I have found to control how images are cropped and appear in the slider is to set the slider to display full-size images and then to crop my images to the exact dimensions needed before uploading them.

    2. The Genesis Responsive Slider is not set up to run multiple different sliders on a site. I found this hack tutorial, but I never could get it to work. http://www.wp-code.com/wordpress-snippets/different-genesis-reponsive-sliders/ I ended up just using a different slider on sites that need multiple sliders, in which case I use either SlideDeck or Portfolio Slideshow (the Pro versions) depending upon the needs for the sliders.

    3. The easiest way for a “novice” to put a photo to the left and move the location of the Site title and description is to create an image that looks like what you want the header to look like (containing the photo and text) and upload it as a full-width header.

    4. I would just go through all of the theme demos and find one that looks closest to what you want. You could try the sample child theme, possibly.

    5. ALWAYS, ALWAYS make changes in a child theme. If you make changes to the genesis framework, you will lose your changes every time you update Genesis.


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Genesis and Header Issues #97321

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    For the future, please create a separate post for each of your questions.

    Here are some answers:

    1. Try making the height bigger in your slider settings or remove your content or make the excerpt area wider. The title is getting cut off because you have too many things to display in that space. You can adjust your image settings to see if a different image size would display your image better. The best way I have found to control how images are cropped and appear in the slider is to set the slider to display full-size images and then to crop my images to the exact dimensions needed before uploading them.

    2. The Genesis Responsive Slider is not set up to run multiple different sliders on a site. I found this hack tutorial, but I never could get it to work. http://www.wp-code.com/wordpress-snippets/different-genesis-reponsive-sliders/ I ended up just using a different slider on sites that need multiple sliders, in which case I use either SlideDeck or Portfolio Slideshow (the Pro versions) depending upon the needs for the sliders.

    3. The easiest way for a “novice” to put a photo to the left and move the location of the Site title and description is to create an image that looks like what you want the header to look like (containing the photo and text) and upload it as a full-width header.

    4. I would just go through all of the theme demos and find one that looks closest to what you want. You could try the sample child theme, possibly.

    5. ALWAYS, ALWAYS make changes in a child theme. If you make changes to the genesis framework, you will lose your changes every time you update Genesis.


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Executive Pro: navigation menu hover color #97316

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    What is your URL?

    Look for this in your stylesheet:

    .genesis-nav-menu li:hover, .genesis-nav-menu a:hover


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Where do you find your clients? #97314

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    There is also this issue of not just finding people who need websites, but people who have the budget for a custom website. Businesses that recognize the value of a well built/designed site and are will to pay for it. That to me has been the trickier part. I have been getting plenty of inquiries lately but not with budgets that are worth my time.


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Where do you find your clients? #97312

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    You know I have been avoiding Twitter like the plague. It seems like something that is only effective if you have a lot of time to put into engaging with people, and I don’t want to be tied to my computer or phone all the time. What’s your strategy for Twitter and how much time do you put into it?

    I have found Facebook to be very useful for me (I have gotten multiple clients from people liking or sharing my photo “ads” on Facebook). Pinterest, too, is very useful, and I also use Instagram but not really for my business. I blog and I think that is really what helped me when I was getting started, because I occasionally write about working from home or share some screenshots of what I have been working on and that makes my blog followers more aware of what I do. I have gotten a couple of clients who found me in a very round about way: I always leave a URL to my personal blog on comments I write on blogs/websites; the clients read my comment, visited my personal website, then found their way to my business site and decided to hire me. Of course, I also get a lot of clients because they clicked my byline in the footer of a website that I built. I am going to try to do some WP/Genesis/related blogging on my business website and recently started playing around with Google Plus, mainly for SEO purposes.

    I feel really comfortable with my social media strategy for now. I have clients in multiple states across the country (MA, NY, NJ, TX, WY mainly). We just moved to Colorado in January, so I am really looking to build my local client base. I just spent a while going through my website and trying to update the SEO to better reflect my new geographic area. I’d like to go to some chamber events, but with two kids at home and a working hubby that makes things a little more challenging. Likewise RE WordPress meet-ups, although I am excited that I do have the possibility of networking with other developers now (I never lived in an area with many other WP developers before). I’ve gotten involved with a Mom Owned Business Association which is useful because I can take the kids to meetings, but I am beginning to suspect most of the members don’t have the budget to afford my services. That led me to think about paying for advertising as a possibility until I can improve my SEO for the local area. I’m definitely going to print up some fliers to put up around town. Just thought I would see what others have found useful for their local areas.

    I really appreciate all of your ideas and input, Anitac.


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

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    in reply to: Where do you find your clients? #97230

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    Thanks for the thoughts, anitac. I do think I might need to make a point of verbalizing my starting price. I have that information available on my website but it would seem that is not enough, especially in cases where the prospects are unwilling to name a budget range (which usually ends up meaning their budget is to low).

    And though I have been doing a lot of updates to past websites at client request, I hadn’t thought that I might approach past clients to see if they want me to improve things. I feel like I’m pretty good at putting myself out there and generally have the right amount of work from people who have found me, but it is always interesting to hear how others go about actively searching for clients.

    And, yes the kid thing does make it hard sometimes to go to networking events. :-)


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Adjusting mobile header without re-uploading theme #97153

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    If you want to remove the mobile design completely, you just need to go to the bottom of your stylesheet and delete the customization for narrower screen sizes.


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Home Top widget of News theme ver2 #94859

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    Well if it works… if you look in the home.php file you will find the code for that particular widget area. If you have successfully added a different widget, you could adjust the function to call the one you want. Or not. :-)


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Is WooCommerce plugin compatible with Genesis themes? #94858

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    You only need to use that if you want to install the genesis connect plugin.


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Streamline Pro new Widget CSS #94816

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    Use #testimonials instead of .testimonials.


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Minimum Theme background needs to stay constant #94815

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    Without the website being live, it is hard to help you.


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Remove mobile responsiveness from Lifestyle Theme #94814

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    Yes, all you have to do is remove everything under the “Media Queries” heading at the bottom of your style sheet.

    Have you looked at the website on a mobile device or in a narrow browser? The mobile responsiveness just moves things around, it doesn’t hide them.


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

    in reply to: Footer Widgeted Background won't show #94813

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    If you set a height for #footer-widgets it will appear.


    Mother. Web & Graphic Designer. Lactation Consultant. Blogging about how it all fits together, most recently from northern Colorado. Visit my blog or my design site.

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