Now in its fourth iteration since I took over in the early part of this century. If you said, “hey that looks like Divi,” you win the big prize. Even with all its advanced features, this theme still needs some tweaking to keep it from looking horrible in spots. The main difficulty was in getting […]
This is seemed pretty easy. The desktop app for WordPress, “Calypso,” turns out to be a snap to install. Doing anything more complicated gets to be, well, complicated. It’s got a long way to go before I’d turn a client loose on it.
I’m trying to make a simple customization to an Elegant Themes product, and their own support forums are giving two highly dubious responses.
There’s a couple of little things you can do with a little elbow grease and the Google. We’ve changed the header around, organized the portfolio module better, replicated the contact information bar in a footer widget, added next/previous links to our portfolio items. Hope this helps someone.
Like the old riddle about the 12 coins, where you have to find the one that’s different.
Oh, and caching: Some kind of caching please. One of our work sites was coming in at an average of 1049.56 ms (over the course of a week). We installed WP Super Cache and new times are coming in between 249 and 315 ms.
Now that I know a little more about how the Divi theme works, I can knock out a remodel like this in a couple of hours. This page needed to work harder. It’s responsible for selling the entire program, and it needed to show more about what we can do. With a number of style tweaks and the help of a good in-house stock photo archive, I came up with this.
The Montrose Park Historic District Association is a local group here in South Orange dedicated to protecting and publicizing a beautiful neighborhood of stately 19th century mansions. Their old web site had been designed in 2001 and was looking rather outdated. A lot of the things that it did weren’t being done anymore (merchandise sales, […]
The other week we visited the Vertex, from Elegant Themes, with a number of fixes to make this excellent theme work a little harder. Here’s one more thing I noticed: Mystery Meat.
Elegant Themes’ Vertex has its great moments, but out of the box it has other moments that aren’t so great. Let’s clean up some of the spacing issues, allow for a longer blog title, nicer translucency and — oh! — those awful featured images.
A story of a total web site makeover. Starting from a very old-school page designed for yesterday’s monitors, we built out a full-width, highly active site that is definitely “today.” This was my first foray into the “Divi” theme. Some fun background graphics that play off the “planet” and stock music themes, Display wise, there really wasn’t much more we needed to add.