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August 29, 2013 at 10:20 am in reply to: Minimum Pro Theme A Disaster #59554
@Andrea: I don't think we are confused about the design intent. That's very clear. We are confused about "why" that's the design intent: it seems to greatly limit the usefulness of a great theme. There are so many images you can't use with this kind of effect. Frankly, a very bad design decision. (Sorry, but that's how I see it.) On the other hand, a design that allowed either the parallax effect OR a fixed image would be perfectly fine. There are certainly times when the intended effect is quite nice and useful. In my own work, however, it would be a small percentage of the time when it's a preferred effect over a fixed-but-responsive image.August 29, 2013 at 8:40 am in reply to: Minimum Pro – How can I control the background image re-sizing #59528
@Andrea: Yes, I think we understand it's the intended effect. Unfortunately, as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions!
The background image with parallax effect (I assume we're talking about the default home page image) simply doesn't work well in many circumstances. Let me describe one: I use a photo with a group of people. This "intended behavior" ends up in many cases with a banner image that clearly focuses on the womens' breasts, not the whole image. As you can see this might be great for a porn site, but certainly terrible for most sites.
I can certainly see how it would be useful to have the parallax effect for some folks. But what would be much better is to redesign things so one had the option of parallax or static. I believe the developers are curently working on such a upgrade.August 29, 2013 at 7:41 am in reply to: Minimum Pro – How can I control the background image re-sizing #59514
I recently heard from official support that the developers are working on this issue now. I don't know what this specifically means, or when an update will be ready. But it seems enough folks have complained and some adjustments or additional options are being built in.August 29, 2013 at 5:47 am in reply to: Minimum Pro – How can I control the background image re-sizing #59501
I'd like to know the answer to this also. Current behavior of the image makes it unusable for me. It's certainly possible to have "static" images that are responsive. Done all the time. This is a bit more like a home-page-image-on-LSD where the image seems to center and crop in weird sorts of ways. Granted this all works fine for some images that are more "moody" and vague in nature, but for folks who want to use a precise full image this is a problem setup. I'd love to learn how to get away from this default behavior and back to a regular responsive image effect.August 28, 2013 at 11:09 am in reply to: Minimum Pro Released #59246
I have to admit that I've very unimpressed with how the new home page image works. It is, as some of us would say, "funky". It seems to be great for rather obscure, moody, vague images. But less so for images that you want to have a specific look to it. I've tried the home page image with a group of folks: impossible! Their heads keep getting cut off, or weird positioning of the bodies. So I've elected just to remove the home page image: a shame as I'd like to have an image there.August 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm in reply to: Which child themes updated to Genesis 2? #54746
#lynnita: Thanks. Following your link I'd also be able to buy the theme for a nice discount! Mainly good to know about the endorsement. It seems to be a theme that will be perfect for one of my upcoming projects.August 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm in reply to: Which child themes updated to Genesis 2? #54739
@Marc I'm new to WordPress and Genesis. Are Wes' themes considered good? I like the look of Epik a lot, so I may pick it up, but I realistically know nothing about various WP-Genesis theme developers (except StudioPress).August 7, 2013 at 11:24 am in reply to: Which child themes updated to Genesis 2? #54612
Well, we'd all love new stuff in our favorite themes for free! But I agree with William: compatibilty is the main issue. And a pretty important one at that.August 7, 2013 at 11:15 am in reply to: Which child themes updated to Genesis 2? #54606
In the linked post above Brian states: "Just so we are clear -- some themes like Outreach won't get much of a design update, so the only true update to it will be the HTML5 markup piece."
This could also be true for Minimum. And that's fine for me. It's just that I'd like greater clarity on the issue. If Minimum will only have the HTML5 markup piece added at some point, then going ahead and using it now should be fine. Whatever the real answer, I don't want to be making design decisions based on tea leaves and smoke signals.July 26, 2013 at 10:55 am in reply to: Custom login page and user specific redirect ? #52616
I've only recently moved over to WordPress for a couple of new website projects. However, using my other web creation software (RapidWeaver for the Mac) I was able to accomplish all you want easily and elegantly using SiteLok:
It works fantastically well, and is very flexible. I create course websites and use it all the time for creating student-only areas, or individual-student-only pages (for feedback).
I've received some rather extensive instructions from the creator of this product (which can work with any website) about how to integrate with WordPress. He did not integrate his product with WordPress per se, but the instructions he passed on to me were ones he got from one user who used to use SiteLok with Dreamweaver sites, and later adapted for use with WordPress.
At any rate, take a look at their site. Ask the developer questions if you want. I, or he, can send you the instructions if you want to take the plunge.July 26, 2013 at 10:18 am in reply to: Responsive layout menu #52607
I'd be very interested in this also. Many of the StudioPress themes say they are responsive, but from my experience the menu system is really "semi" responsive. I've seen plenty of cases where drop-down options from far right menu option can NOT be properly, or fully, seen on a smart phone. Like Houston above, I'm used to really responsive menus that work via a drop down list box (I believe this is the norm these days) that work flawlessly.July 18, 2013 at 7:25 pm in reply to: CSS for Full Width Page #51376
@braddalton: Thanks for the added info. Worked perfectly! Great to know moving forwards. Now that I know how to change things for a specific page, somewhere in the near future I need to follow through on some of your other recommendations so I know how to make more general changes, rather per-page. One step at a time! Thanks again.July 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm in reply to: CSS for Full Width Page #51360
@braddalton: Many thanks for all the options! This is good to know and I'll explore them a little later. For now it seems like your first proposal ("Try adding a custom body class to the page under Layout Settings.") seems the best for the short run. Unfortunately my specific knowledge of Genesis (and hooks and filters and many other things) is very small.
I see where the Layout Settings is for a page. I tried putting in my CSS, but that didn't work. So how does this work? Do I add something to the CSS, and then a special code here? Something completely different? Sorry for my ignorance, but I'm not figuring out the specific set of steps I need to take in this case.July 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm in reply to: User settings: Authors see Pages #51351