Digital Image File Types

If you are going to add or edit digital images to your website, you’re going to need to know what digital image file types there are and the benefits of each. There are almost as many image file types used on the internet than there are websites, but there are three that are the most commonly used in website design. List of Digital Image File Types Graphics Interchange Format (GIF or .gif) GIF is an image file format commonly used for images on the web. GIF uses lossless compression that does not degrade the quality of the image. However, GIFs … Keep Reading >

Remove an Image Background

There has been numerous time I would like to use an image on a website, but it has a messy or distracting background. I’m sure you have too. I’ve used all kinds of software to ‘cut out’ the part of the image I want and make the rest of it transparent, but it has always been a cumbersome and time-consuming task. Most of the time, I just find another image. That is until I found a fantastic feature in PowerPoint that makes this process super simple. Remove an Image Background Open PowerPoint. Create a New Blank Presentation. If the default text … Keep Reading >

Create a Demo Website URL

When I start a new website project, I create a demo website URL for the client. This gives me a safe place to create a website that I can control and they can see and take for a ‘test-drive’ prior to it going live on the permanent URL. The easiest way I’ve found to do this is to create a subdomain in cPanel on my URL with a short and easy to remember extension. For example, when I was redesigning the Twin Love Concierge, I created a subdomain called tlc.alishamcfarland.com. It takes less than 5 minutes to do and will … Keep Reading >

Before and After Website Redesign | smoothtransitions.net

I think it’s a good idea for each website to be updated each year. I mean, really updated, like a relatively major overhaul based on all of the things that were learned in the previous year. It normally takes a day to do the work, so it’s not too much to ask considering the massive impact it will have on your search engine optimization (SEO) and user experience (UX). Smooth Transitions’ website was due for an update and I chose to move in the standard direction for me – simplification. As more and more visitors are using smartphones, the more … Keep Reading >

GeneratePress Customizing Page Header

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Page Header option is the fifth section you’ll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Page Header section lets you adjust the Page Header Position and the Single Post Header Position. Page Header Position This setting will set the position of the Page Header on your website. The two drop-down menu options are Above Content Area and Inside Content Area. If you select Above Content Area, the Page Header will appear above the content area. … Keep Reading >

GeneratePress Customizing Colors Form

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you’ll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Form sub-option is the ninth in the list of this section. The ‘Form’ section lets you adjust the color for the Background, Text, Background Focus/Hover, Text Focus/Hover, Border, Border Focus/Hover, Button, Button Focus/Hover, Button Text, and Button Text Focus/HoverLink within the navigation content of the website. Background This setting will set the background color of the forms on your website. Click … Keep Reading >

GeneratePress Customizing Colors Footer

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you’ll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Footer sub-option is the eighth in the list of this section. The ‘Footer’ section lets you adjust the color for the Background, Text, Link, and Link Hover within the navigation content of the website. Background This setting will set the background color of the footer of your website. Click on the Select Color button to the right of the color box … Keep Reading >

GeneratePress Customizing Colors Footer Widget

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you’ll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Footer Widget sub-option is the seventh in the list of this section. The ‘Footer Widget’ section lets you adjust the color for the Background, Text, Link, Link Hover, and Widget Title within the navigation content of the website. Background This setting will set the background color of the footer widget of your website. Click on the Select Color button to the … Keep Reading >

GeneratePress Customizing Colors Sidebar Widget

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you’ll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Sidebar Widget sub-option is the sixth in the list of this section. The ‘Sidebar Widget’ section lets you adjust the color for the Background, Text, Link, Link Hover, and Widget Title within the navigation content of the website. Background This setting will set the background color of the sidebar widget of your website. Click on the Select Color button to the … Keep Reading >