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May 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm #195434Kamela
A client wants an image slider at the top of the home page. Which would you recommend?
KammyMay 20, 2016 at 1:11 am #195482TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperMay 20, 2016 at 8:04 am #195545Kamela
Thanks!May 20, 2016 at 10:42 am #195563TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperAugust 21, 2017 at 10:39 am #370569Lynn
I am working on a new site using Generate Press. I have implemented a static (sticky) vertical menu in the left sidebar using recommendations I found elsewhere in the forum. Works very well.
I have two questions:
1. Can I use a slider in the content area when I have a vertical menu?
2. Below the menu I have added an html widget. Both the background of the menu and the widget are the same colour but the space between the menu and widget is the background colour of the site. Since the menu and widget are both in the left sidebar, Id like to colour code the sidebar background the same as the menu etc. I have tried adding CSS to do this but with no luck. Can you provide any details on how to do this?
LynnAugust 21, 2017 at 11:51 pm #370936TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperAugust 25, 2017 at 11:32 am #373468Lynn
Sorry it took me so long to respond. I had trouble accessing the Generate Press website. Kept getting a connection reset error message. For some reason this happens from time to time on my system and I will be unable to go where I want to go. No answer for why it happens so far.
Re. 1. No , haven’t actually added a slider yet. Will try soon.
Re. 2. The site under development is not available unless you change your hosts file. You can access the site with the live URL (ie http://www.jockosbeach.com or jockosbeach.com) by overriding the public DNS servers by adding an entry to the hosts file that is local to the computer that you are browsing from using the following entry:
126.96.36.199 jockosbeach.com http://www.jockosbeach.com
Instructions on how to modify your local hosts file at https://docs.contegix.com/display/CUSTOMERS/How+to+Use+a+Hosts+File+to+Override+DNS are appropriate.
Otherwise I could send you an image.
Thanks.August 26, 2017 at 12:03 am #373677TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperAugust 28, 2017 at 7:05 am #374654Lynn
Not sure why that didn’t work for you. I took a screen capture and loaded it onto a web page you can see it at http://www.astrolabewebsites.ca/jockos.html.
Here’s the code for the sidebar (via view page source). I tried adding a background colour to the sidebar using a couple of different classes. Couldn’t get it to work. Any ideas?
LynnAugust 28, 2017 at 7:09 am #374656Lynn
Oops, the code is not showing in the post above. Not sure why. Anyway, I added it to the web page for which I provided the link above.August 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm #375086TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperAugust 30, 2017 at 8:53 am #376116Lynn
Hi again Tom,
It looked like that was going to work. the space between the menu and widget filled in with black until I started to scroll and then the space opened up again. Yet both the menu and widget are in the left sidebar. Ideas? could it have anything to do with the Sticky Menu (or Anything!) on Scrollplugin?
Thanks.August 30, 2017 at 11:09 am #376233TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperSeptember 1, 2017 at 1:15 pm #377556Lynn
That is a development/staging site. I sent an email to the hosting company asking why you couldn’t see the draft site when you changed your local hosts file. Here is what he wrote back. Does it mean anything to you / does it help?
The account may have been copied from the existing server. If that was the case, the old site files would be in place until they are removed.
I’ve added a file on the new server named christest.php; you’ll see a phpinfo page if you go to http://jockosbeach.com/christest.php.
Hope that helps.
If not, I’ll leave it until the site is live and get in touch with you then about this issue.
Thanks.September 1, 2017 at 9:45 pm #377689TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I can see the PHP info, but I can’t see the new site.
You may need to remove any static files for the old site within the root folder. I think that’s what they’re saying?
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