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A Fix for the Ineffective Avada Child Theme Style Sheet

I’ve noticed in the forums, there are a lot of questions regarding the style sheet of the child theme not affecting the output. Their response is to use the theme options custom css. I don’t like to use it that much because it spits out the css on the page rather than keeping it in […]

By | April 15th, 2017|wordpress, Avada|0 Comments

Avada and the Ever Changing Header: text instead of a logo.

Sometimes you just want to change something really simple, or at least, it used to be really really simple, back in the old days where you just plopped your html into a file, renamed it php with a few bits of code, and called it your header.

If you want the latest greatest bells and whistles, […]

By | August 12th, 2016|wordpress, Avada|6 Comments

Website Crimes With WordPress Images (or, five most common WordPress image mistakes)

Having worked on a variety of websites for a wide variety of clients and businesses, I often run into the same problems again and again, when business owners are trying to build sites themselves, usually, rather than paying a professional. When someone commits these acts against the internet and website building and they claim to […]

By | April 27th, 2016|wordpress|0 Comments

Of Monkeys and Mail

A company where I’m currently contracting considers me their MailChimp expert. That is frightening to me, considering I’m usually just one step ahead of the hapless website owner and MailChimp user.

Every time I work on someone’s MailChimp issue, I learn something new. This should not be. It’s supposed to be easy and simple, not a […]

By | February 24th, 2016|wordpress, MailChimp|0 Comments

Plugins Aren’t Always Best

Attempting to add a WordPress plugin to add some functionality┬ácan be a time-consuming task. All I wanted was a simple ‘like’ button for Facebook. After reviewing the number of installs (but why don’t they also list uninstalls?), the reviews, the compatibility with your version, support questions and the screenshots, I gave up and went straight […]

By | July 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Fixing things in WordPress

The search engine is such a great tool. I was having some AJAX seeming problems creating a contact form using Gravity Forms, so I turned off the only new plugin I had installed, one called Mega Menu. Mega Menu is an awesome plugin for styling flyout or dropdown or anything-you-want-in-them menus, but it seemed like […]

By | April 13th, 2015|wordpress|0 Comments

Gimp vs. Photoshop

I’ve been helping a business get a more professional looking home page in order to help it grow. One thing I noticed in the header was that the letter-spacing was off. The part that was off looked like this:

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I’d only recently gained access to the source files […]

By | November 9th, 2014|graphic software|0 Comments

Chanticleer Reviews Magazine

front-page-magChanticleer Book Reviews and Media has launched its first online magazine. Megabite designed and produced the publication in its entirety using Adobe InDesign and uploaded to Issuu for sharing.

By | November 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chanticleer Authors Conference

I will be presenting at Chanticleer Authors Conference Sept. 19 and 20 2014 at the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, WA. You can see the schedule here. I will be talking about websites. For the first session it will be an introduction to different kinds of websites; the second […]

By | September 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fast, Cheap or Beautiful: Pick 2.

The old adage about the three rules of business – fast, cheap, good – pick two, is especially relevant in design. Good takes time, cheap can sometimes be fast if your expectations are low enough, good and cheap is hard to come by. I think this image sums it up quite nicely:
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By | July 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments