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Just my two cents and not trying to be combative, but if your IT guys says that “such and such” isn’t the problem but also can’t identify what the problem is, time to look for a new IT guy. The Genesis framework certainly isn’t the issue.February 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm in reply to: Education Theme with Portfolio and No Primary Sidebar on Interior Pages #17658
On the 3rd slider image, everyone’s heads are chopped off.
Like it – especially the sliders! My only suggestion would be to slightly darken the fields in your contact form.
I like the site, very easy to navigate. I’d look into changing the header image – seems fuzzy and reduce the number of posts on the main page to 5 – there’s a lot to scroll through on the main page.January 30, 2013 at 10:48 am in reply to: Changing the Blue Background color on Genesis Metric Child Theme #16403
Just replace the wrap.png in your image folder (via FTP in your hosting account.) I just rename the current image file wrap1 and make sure you name the new image file “wrap” – make sure it’s png.
I’m sure there’s a way to do it through CSS but for me this is quick and easy.
One way to do it – below. Look in your CSS and in this example I set the home.middle-2 width with to 0 and adjusted the widths of the other areas. Of course, you can play with it as you want.
padding: 0 20px 0 0;
What kind of security are you using for your site?
First, it’s extremely easy for me to upload my client’s logos to any child theme. That’s not what this conversation is about. It’s about the ease of changing the default logo for someone who bought a StudioPress theme and is relatively new to WordPress. While most noobs can follow their theme’s instructions to get it set up, what you just posted is “Klingon.”
“Adjust your theme’s CSS” is not user friendly to most people purchasing themes to do something as simple as upload a logo. Now, if SP doesn’t want to create a simple “upload logo function” with each child theme you create, that’s fine. Just understand they’re making it harder than it has to be for noobies. It’s just more unnecessary support questions. In my business we call it “creating work for yourself.”
I’ve addressed this before. There is not going to be a solution similar to what most themes have which is a simple “upload logo” button. To someone relatively new to WordPress it’s amazingly difficult to change the logo. With some themes you have to replace the logo.png file. This alone is near impossible for newbies who are unfamiliar with how to get into their hosting account, find their database, then rename/delete the existing file and upload a new one – also exactly named logo.png.
Other themes have you upload a header image – oh, but not just the logo, that’s too simple. The entire header image meaning your logo needs to be set on a transparent canvass. Also near impossible for someone new.
But for some themes, also don’t forget to go into your Genesis settings and change it from text to image.
Whoever creates the first “upload logo” plugin for Genesis will be a very popular person. It’s an example of making something much harder than it has to be.
I love the site, very professionally done. The only issue I see is the “about” drop downs bleed off the site. Also, in Chrome “Home” seems to be kicked up. Image link below.
I’m loving the trend back to very clean sites. Very professional and easy to navigate. The only thing – and it’s a matter of personal choice – is I’m not a fan of black and white header image of bricks. I’m not sure I understand what a brick wall is supposed to represent and my eyes can’t stop looking at the image.January 21, 2013 at 11:06 am in reply to: Web Design and Development Blog – Custom Genesis Theme #13497
You build that over the weekend? Thanks for making me feel horrible:-) Absolutely top notch site, and I also subscribed.January 21, 2013 at 6:51 am in reply to: Custom theme multi-user site with varying levels of access. #13456
Very clean, very professional – spot on. I would only look into the spacing of the words in the “about” section.
Changing home middle to 100% if fine, but you have to change Home Right and Home Left to 0. Also, I don’t know if there’s already sample text in the home right/left widgets – if there is then just drag blank text widgets there.
I use Camtasia and have made a series of short videos, properly titled, that cover 90% of what they need to go. I found videos are better because they don’t retain info giving them them verbally and have difficulty following written instructions. This alone has cut my support requests down by 80%. But built into my fee, I also make a video that walks them through their theme and how to make simple changes.
That said, it’s verbally addressed and covered in my contract that all they can do is “simple updates” and I spell it out. If they choose to make design changes, changes in the style.css or add plugins without consulting me, I’m not liable and will charge to fix what they’ve broken.