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new wordpress site to be reviewed (24 posts)

  1. thelt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://greerville.com/wordpress

    This site is sort of a website/blog hybrid. It is designed to give patrons of a missionary family regular news and photo updates. I am new to CSS and PHP, but not HTML. Really I enjoy the design elements of building a website more than the code elements.

    The site is based on Kubrick, the default theme for WordPress.

    I have implemented several plugins: Falbum, Flickr slideshow, and Subscribe2 -- all of which are very cool, but do not validate well. There is also a Flickr badge in the header which does not validate.

  2. jetshack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Really cute site, and serves the purpose perfectly. Good luck in your mission work!

  3. estjohn
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    very nice layout! I think the colour is very relaxing.

    I also like the "Sign up for email" on there. I might have to look into soemthing like that for me site as well.

    A great inspiration. Photos add a nice touch!

  4. thelt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    the mailing list is powered by a terrific wordpress plugin called Subscribe2...it fully integrates into WordPress's admin panel... Get it here: http://www.skippy.net/blog/2005/02/17/subscribe2/

  5. eltee
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow! Incredible Template! So smooth, like Apple designed it or something! Please share with the rest of us!

    As for code, when I run your site through w3c, there is a LOT that doesn't validate. I suggest at least striving for xhtml transitional. But you can tweak this over time...

    Overall, amazing use of WordPress to create a custom website. Kudos.

  6. shmoozywoozy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    When you say "based on Kubrick", you really mean "barely based on Kubrick" right? Terrific artwork. Looks great. I really like the Flickr badge in the header...it's so subtle, I didn't even notice it was a Flickr badge at first. Best implementation of it that I've seen.

  7. Louis
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Very nice and clean I think it looks great. Good luck with the site.

  8. thelt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for all the kind reviews!

  9. stchatterbox
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i'm especially amazed at how you create a link to you FAlbum slideshow in your posts?

  10. thelt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's actually not a link to FAlbum...although I've had others think the same thing. It's linked directly to Flickr.

    The slideshow is powered by another slick plugin that you can get here: http://www.darasplace.com/53/flickr-tag-slide-show/

    It took me a bit of tweaking to get it to work, and it's not quite as seamless as FAlbum, but it gets the job done.

  11. thelt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    One question for everyone:
    Is the sidebar too "busy"?

  12. stchatterbox
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks, thelt, i'll try it.

  13. Darcie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am impressed... great job. Was Falbum hard to install?

  14. thelt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    no, it's very easy...FAlbum is a great plugin

  15. thelt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    stchatterbox, what's your website?

  16. shmoozywoozy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I also like the navbar at the top like that... very practical, and it looks good

  17. davekoen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    when viewing your site in Safari on my mac, the images in the header jump out of their boxes. otherwise, great job!

  18. thelt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    the boxes are part of the header background that the photos sit on top of. In Safari, which way do the photos "jump"? Can you take a screenshot?

    Thanks!

  19. davekoen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    the site is no longer up but the pictures were below the boxes

  20. thelt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ok, how do the photos in the header look now? I've tested in IE and FF, but I was wondering if someone could tell me if everything lines up in safari

  21. eltee
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    beautiful color scheme...not the same -old blue we see on everything web...you changed it a little since the first post, eh?

  22. davekoen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    everything looks great in safari

  23. thelt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks, dave.

  24. darkmotion
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I recommend gettting a nice big header, they always work well :D

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