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This should help you get started.November 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm in reply to: Need Trade Show Booth Registration / Purchase Form / Taking money #1443
For the PayPal stuff, I think you need to get the plugin (included free in your GF license), but once you play with Gravity Forms, you will ask yourself why you ever tried forms with WP any other way - one of the few times you will run across truth in advertising with point and click.November 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm in reply to: When to use forums -vs- when to use support request? #1406
I'm kinda hoping the development team won't rush to shut down the old forums for that very reason. Until the new forums really get going, there are a lot of answers that can be found in the old forums (for example: Yesterday I used a link from the old forums to answer a question in the new forums - because the answer was already written out).
The clients always right when it comes to the design of their website, even if it turns your stomach
Go back to nicks site and copy the clean code again, make certain you copy the entire block and aren't cutting anything off. Also make certain when pasting into functions you aren't breaking any existing elements.
Paste into notepad or simple text to ensure your code is clean
IE 9 is the first version to support border-radius, so if in IE8 or compatibility mode expect squared edges. Also, expect a lot of extra work for anything in compatibility mode. My rule of thumb is that if Microsoft no longer supports it, i don't code for it.
You may also want top proof in Google Chrome and Apple Safari - both are webkit, but display slightly different in some cases.
Each site is unique, but this data from W3 Schools can be helpful.
You can make the themes do nearly anything you can think of. This should help get you started ... but it's not for sidebar, you would use primary sidebar widget for that. this will give you a "home widget" = to width of content area. I used it in eleven40 to get more control of presentation.
The new version of Lifestyle doesn't use the home bottom like the old Church / Lifestyle themes did. If you view your theme in the theme editor, you will see that the home.php doesn't call for a home bottom and that the functions.php doesn't either.November 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm in reply to: Looking for feedback / suggestions on my Surf / Kayak Studio Press News Blog #1235
Be certain to preview sites on larger monitors/ higher resolutions.. Your target market will be a few die hards but more likely people with disposable incomes (means they can afford higher end computers/monitors).
I'm at 1900 X 1200 and I think it probably doesn't look the way you want it to.
Someone may have said this already, but on the second one (http://imageinkcustoms.com) I'd set wrap margin for right/left to auto so the site centers. On large screens like mine looks odd left aligned.
The mobile responsive attributes are near the bottom of the css.
I choose to hide items that don't work with the theme in mobile designs or, use text instead of a graphic. It's really an issue of trial and error, unless you can provide a specific example.
Depending on exactly what you are trying to do, you don't need to add extra widgets areas to the code (perhaps last one #7 if you want it full width).
Just add two text widgets to each widget container and you have the first 6.
If you don't care about the width, add a 3rd text widget to the widget area 1 and you have seven widget boxes.
If you want the 7th widget area full width, that's a different story.November 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm in reply to: When to use forums -vs- when to use support request? #1213