Hello, I hope someone in the blogasphere can help me! If you visit my existing website, http://www.lasvegasinfocenter.com
which was created in; don't laugh, MS Frontpage. (I know, I know, but even beehive hairstyles and bell bottom pants were once in fashion.) Okay, so that being said...I am trying to transfer, seamlessly to a wordpress platform. I downloaded wordpress on our server and have been learning how to use it. For website creation it seems straight forward enough, but limited. I experimented with dozens of themes. The temporary directory I set up on our server for wordpress is: http://lasvegasinfocenter.com/mw.lasvegasinfocenter.com/
Warning though, I am constantly trying out new themes, so there is no telling what you will find. I only entered a minimal amount of content until I find the right theme. Most of the pages have titles only, with the exception of the home page and the strip hotels page.
I need a theme that will allow:
1. our banner at the top, full size
2. we are willing to lose the buttons and go with drop-downs
3. our slideshow on the homepage only
4. all the text, pics and youtube video on the home page
5. different background pics on every page
6. most importantly, w3c compliant, seo optimized and some way to keep that updated and know it is correct as I create
I added the seo widget by Yoast, which is extremely helpful. I know I call myself a webmaster, but I am more of a designer. I have a knowledge of html but it is limited...css, non-existant, php? fu-get-about-it! so a WYSIWYG type authoring program is essential. After attempting to verify our w3c compliant status, the report says the current site has many errors. Obsolete html, is only one of the problems. I fixed everything I knew how to fix,
I added robot.txt files to each of our 4 sites, favicon files, custom 404 error pages, alt text on all the photos, and a long list of other fixes, but some of the errors sound like greek to me. I was hoping wordpress and a fresh start would solve the remaining errors, as I have no idea how to fix the obsolete html. Our budget is limited, so if anyone out there knows of a free or low cost theme that will do all these things please contact me: [email moderated - this forum does not provide support via email] THANK YOU SO MUCH I am now going to wade through a thousand more themes, but I have become very frustrated and discouraged. We would love to fashion the new design similar to: http://www.seemontery.com
What we like about that site is the nice size font on the drop-down menus, easy to navigate, even thumbnails on the menu entries! Beautiful site.