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ahh shoot I didn't even think to look there... My apologies, and thank you.This reply has been marked as private.
aha yes!! I'm not sure if this was what you were getting at, but I removed the background-size... I'm definitely not a CSS expert, but It doesn't seem to be causing any problems by removing it...
Thanks to both of you. Got it working!
Oops, I forgot to say Thank you. now I just need to figure out why it looks grey. That also helped with the page load time..
Hi! I have got the link working now, (I swear I changed that link.. ) But now it doesn't look like the youtube png, instead it's some blurred gray/white/black square... and again, I find it really odd that it is only broken on my actual mobile device. I can scale the desktop down to mobile size and it works fine... but doesn't look right on my phone.
(and I'll move that media query, sorry 🙂 that was copied and pasted from Instagram's auto-create-a-badge
Ah. Thank you Susan. It looks like I under estimated the power of CSS. Also, I admire your work over there at pretty darn cute designs.
Thank you a ton for going out of your way to help. It makes perfect sense what your doing, and I love the idea of developing on live servers. I've experienced at least a couple headaches from differences between local and production so eliminating that sounds perfect. I should be able to get things up and running from here. I might pop back in and ask another question but I think I got it. 🙂
Oops. I'm sorry for the spam. With my own development experience that was in Ruby on Rails, NOT wordpress/PHP
(I also use a flavor of Linux, so the server press thing is not an option for me, which isn't a huge deal. I don't mind doing the whole local LAMP stack thing if I have to.
My first and only change I made so far was a pain. I unzipped the child theme, made a background color change, re-zipped the file, uploaded that entire zip file to wordpress, went to the admin area and clicked live preview to verify that the color change was made. It was changed, but if I can't imagine having to go through that process every single time I make a trivial change.
coralseait, Thank you for the response, I am definitely interested in your workflow. I read through your other post, and I sort of understand, I need to "digest" this information a little bit. I apologize if I ask noob questions, but I do want to make sure I understand.
- first of all, how quick is the process? Say your experimenting in development and changing background colors to find one you like and you need to try out 10 different colors. Do you just change the color, hit save, refresh, view the change and repeat? I always assumed that was the normal way of developing since that's how it's been in every language I've seen so far, (lol).
- you said to develop on dev.url.tld, and it looks like that is a subdomain? Do you go directly into cpanel and edit the files inside the cpanel area and save from there? How do you make the changes to dev.url.tld?
- Once you have the site the way you like it and are ready to push that to production, then you push the development changes to upDraft and restore the site using the newest backup version of the site stored in updraft (which includes the changes you made) and you are done?
Thank you very much for the assistance so far. For what it's worth.. My own experience developing locally was pleasant for the most part. I edit files in my text editor, hit save, refresh page, view changes, I repeat that until I am satisfied, merge that to the master branch, push to github and then run the command "git push heroku master" and my changes are live. I'm hoping to find that level of efficiency with wordpress development, Most importantly is the development portion since that's what I spend most of my time doing.
Anyways, thank you again, my apologies if these questions are so basic.
While I don't have it figured out yet, I believe I found a solution in Chapter 3 of the book professional wordpress design and development 3rd edition.
Thank you for the input. Just to clarify, I haven't done any editing of the Genesis Framework theme itself. I copied the functions.php and style.css from the genesis theme into a genesis-child directory. Now I want to get the theme running on my local server so I can do some edits, save, refresh and see the effects of my changes.
In my genesis-child directory I have copied the functions.php, style.css, and index.php files from the genesis theme and pasted the duplicate in the genesis-child directory. When I run the code locally I'm getting the error:
Fatal Error: Call to undefined function genesis() in /home/john/Development/blog/themes/genesis/index.php on line 15.
but now that I think about it, the local server needs access to the database too. How do you get up and running on your local server so you can edit and make changes and not have to re-upload the project and "live preview" just to see a change?