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Responsive Headline and Slogan in WordPress with an Artisteer Template

I was building a WordPress site where the headline and slogan were relatively long. At certain aspect ratios, the text overlapped the logo image in the header.

The solution was to add some custom CSS and to make use of the Artisteer responsive design.

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Preventing images from overflowing a column in WordPress with an Artisteer theme and possibly other themes.

I use Artisteer to create themes for my WordPress sites. As I was testing the sites, I noticed a major issue.

  • The monitor I use for development is 1920 x 1080.
  • I revised the WordPress large image to 800 x 800 in the WordPress Media Settings.
  • The layout is three columns, a wide column for content and two thinner columns for navigation and ads.

I noticed that when I resized the browser to a more square aspect ratio, the image would start to overlap the two right columns. As I researched there were a lot of solutions posted about modifying functions.php and using plugins. The issue was that none of the instruction were really clear as to where to put the code in functions.php much less which functions. php to use. Continue reading

Migrating from Blogger to WordPress

I’m in the process of migrating three sites from Blogger to WordPress including this site.  The process is tedious and a little complicated, but it is manageable.  Once you have physically migrated, you need to tweak the posts, categories and tags a bit.  The most important part though, is to carefully apply 301 redirects to ensure that existing search listings will lead to the current content.  Continue reading

Responsive pages with Artisteer / Ruby

I use Artisteer to generate the templates for my Joomla, WordPress and Rails sites. I put together a Ruby on Rails site and it was not responsive. I dusted off some memory cells and remembered that there was a line in the layouts/application.html.erb file that needed to be changed. A file comparison with the same file from an app that was responsive pointed me in the right direction. Continue reading

Artisteer templates with Ruby on Rails – Header and graphics not showing – solution

I was creating a Ruby on Rails site and used Artisteer 4.3 to generate the template.

Even though I included the precompile directives in assets.rb, I was still not seeing the images for the header and some other images. I tried a rake assets:clobber / rake assets:precompile but that didn’t help.

The problem was that the references in style.css to images were in the form of Continue reading

Centering Tables in Joomla with an Artisteer Template

Yes, I know.. Tables are deprecated.. However, they can be useful in certain cases.

I’ve always had trouble getting a table that was less than full width to center. Setting the alignment to “Center” in the table properties box (JCE)  never seemed to work.. Well, that is because artisteer works with CSS. Continue reading

Width of Fabrik Fields in Joomla with an Artisteer Template in IE and FIrefox

We use Fabrik to build forms and applications in our Joomla sites (www.Fabrikar.com). It’s a great extension. We also use Artisteer to design our templates. (www.artisteer.com) . Both are excellent applications.

We ran into a problem where we had embedded Fabrik forms in an article. The fields in the embedded form showed perfectly in Chrome. However, in Firefox or IE9, the input fields stretched across the entire page. Continue reading

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