This year’s WordPress default theme is the Twenty-Seventeen theme. This theme is an example of the current web design trend to showcase a large image full screen. My first reaction on seeing Twenty-Seventeen was, but where’s the content above the fold? What does Above the Fold mean? In the newspaper industry, Above the fold refers to the… Read more Above the Fold Content and The Twenty-Seventeen Theme
Responding to the Changing Web What is a responsive website? A responsive website is one that adjusts or “responds” to the size of the device screen displaying it and to the orientation of the device. Images, videos, text, etc., will automatically re-size or reposition as necessary. The goal of responsive web design is “to provide an… Read more An Introduction to Responsive Web Design for WordPress
Houston, we have a new header image! Do you remember this? With the old WordPress Twenty-Ten and Twenty-Eleven themes you could set a featured image for each page that would replace the header banner image. One problem with this was that if you uploaded a large image as the feature image for a blog post and… Read more Custom Headers in WordPress
In 1999, I built my first website. Back then my browser was Netscape, my Internet was dial-up, I didn’t own a cell phone and Facebook didn’t exist. Since then the Web-world has seen a lot of changes. As a website owner today, you want to make sure that your website isn’t being left behind! Where… Read more With WordPress you’re ready for whatever changes come to the Web
When customizing a WordPress theme, most of the design magic happens in the css stylesheet file. To change css colours you need to know a colour’s hex code. A colour picker program makes it easy to find. If you are a Mac person you probably know and love Mac’s digital color meter, a utility for… Read more Color Cop: choosing website colours
Happy New Year! New Year’s is often a time for “stock-taking”. For looking at what is working well for your business and what changes or improvements you can make for the year ahead. When the calendar changes to a New Year it is good to take a look at your website with a critical eye.… Read more How to Set the Copyright Date of your WordPress Theme to Automatically Update
The Font Problem Clients often ask that a web designer use a specific font on their website. The challenge is that unless a website user has that font loaded on their computer a substitute font will be displayed. We are really limited to a small number of web-safe standard fonts. Using an image is one… Read more Easy Google Fonts for WordPress | Embedding Fonts made easy
You’re ready to prepare your content and the fun of designing your website is about to begin! Working through this 7-step list of standard things to pull together should help make the process a little easier.
Like a front door, in today’s world your website is very likely making a first impression for your business. Is it time for a “fresh coat of paint” so to speak.