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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.
StudioPress seems to have an affinity for the color black. It’s the first thing I have to change and not really appealing to to many people who are out shopping for themes. When I send my clients to SP to look for themes I have to remind them to “imagine them without any black.”
As an extremely quick fix for that issue and if you don’t want to mess with the code, just drag a text widget into each footer widget and that’ll solve the issue. Obviously don’t put any info in the text widgets.