Website Development

  • Changed background picture to a more relevant one suited to the website. Edited frame size to fit theme.
  • Started to change details such as the page name and theme colours.
  • Added to the blog.
  • Put a search and meta widget in.
  • Added a rss widget and linked to the Vex rss feed and the Robot C blog.
  • Social links – Since there was no widget for this in this theme I added the following html code to the footer and found links to suitable buttons on the WP site.

<!–
HTML code for adding social media links that I belong to, to my page. The source files for the buttons were from WP. I made the buttons ascend in size as to the priority of the links. I inserted this code into the footer section – Steve.
//–>

<div>

</a>
<a href=”https://www.pinterest.com/stevemain965″>
<img title=”Steve’s Pinterest” alt=”Pinterest” src=”https://socialmediawidgets.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/pinterest.png” width=”25″ height=”25″
/>

</a>
<a href=”https://www.facebook.com/steve.main.965″>
<img title=”Steve’s Facebook” alt=”Facebook” src=”https://socialmediawidgets.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/facebook.png” width=”50″ height=”50″
/>

</a>
<a href=”mailto:smain@eit.ac.nz”>
<img title=”Email Steve” alt=”Email” src=”https://socialmediawidgets.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/email.png” width=”80″ height=”80″
/>

<!–
Will add the rss in later – Steve

</a>
<a href=”Steve RSS”>
<img title=”RSS” alt=”RSS” src=”https://socialmediawidgets.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/rss.png” width=”35″ height=”35″ />

//–>

</a>
</div>

  • Not sure if I like my idea of the ascending buttons now, so may edit the ‘width & height’ so they all match.
  • Added 3 new pages. This one so as I have a running record of what I’ve done, a Vex page for anything Vex related and a sandbox to play around in.
  • Pages weren’t displaying bullets at the start of each sentence. The code that was being generated by the editor was correct and in the right syntax. Played with a couple of workarounds, then realised I should revert back to the KISS principle…..work back through what changes have been made. I remembered that I activated a few plugins, so I de-activated them and viola bullets re-appeared. The plugin which was at fault was  ‘Showcase Products’. I’ve left this de-activated.
  • Added some css code to alter the size of the site description and discovered that I could ‘remove’ the WordPress link by setting the site info font size to 0mm.

The code was:

.site-description {
font-weight: bold;
}

.site-info {
font-size: 0mm;
}