Uisdean

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  • in reply to: Clarifying Mobile Menu Issues #115663
    Uisdean
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    Hi Zed,
    The Code works on my “test site” without any trouble. So I just might add it to my actual site. The little boxes do make it easier to see the arrow.

    Confession: I’ve looked at a number of sites and most of them use the “little tiny arrows” just as Cryout Creations does. Therefore, I DO APOLOGIZE. They are a ‘standard’ menu item. Everyone should know about them (including me). So, Please Accept My Apology.

    BTW: I’m really happy with FLUIDA.

    Rejoice Always!
    Uisdean

    Website: www.alwaysrejoicing.com

    in reply to: Section Title Conflict With Section Description #114303
    Uisdean
    Power User

    Hi Again, Y’All,
    I think I have a solution: I’m going to use FLUIDA! Yeah! When I checked out ESOTERA it seemed to be the solution until I realized that the floating menu on the right was just a Categories Menu. I could not get it to expand. Perhaps there is a setting somewhere, but I could not find it. And I prefer the look of FLUIDA. The menu is a problem. I wish the menu would scroll. It does scroll for small screens! On a computer screen it expands off the window and will not scroll. So I’m modifying my menu. I can use the Icons & Boxes on the Landing Page for much of it. So, Cryout, if you could make the large screen menu scroll…or detect that it’s expanded out of the window and open to the left?

    Ultimately, putting each main category in a sub-domain making the main site a page of links may be the way to do this.

    Now that I’ve worked out which theme I will be using, I need to check in with your sales department and get a license for the PLUS version of FLUIDA.

    Rejoice Always!
    Uisdean

    Website: www.alwaysrejoicing.com

    in reply to: Section Title Conflict With Section Description #114281
    Uisdean
    Power User

    Hi Y’All,
    Okay, I apologize for my inability to look at the DEMO and see what BRAVADA actually looks like. My excuse is that I was concentrating on how the Menu works. Still, I should have looked carefully. Then I would know that you actually designed it to do the thing I’ve been trying to find a setting to change!!!
    HOWEVER, you might want to know that I did check the demo on another laptop. Both my current Lenovo and an ancient Toshiba do the same thing: If the laptop screen is vertical (90*) then the SECTION TITLE is very faint. Only when the screen it tilted back can it be seen. My monitor does show the SECTION TITLE faintly. When I stand up, it disappears. So the angle of the screen definitely makes a difference.

    I’m going to try ESOTERA. I’m praying that it will do what I need.

    Rejoice Always!
    Uisdean

    Website: www.alwaysrejoicing.com

    in reply to: Changing Theme To Fluida #114241
    Uisdean
    Power User

    Hi Zed,
    Thanks, Zed.
    I’m sure others will read what you said and laugh. Me? I’m just going to cry.
    I do hope this thread will help another amateur site designer.
    Rejoice Always!
    Uisdean

    in reply to: Clarifying Mobile Menu Issues #114152
    Uisdean
    Power User

    Hi Cryout Creations,
    I think I found a solution: the BRAVADA Theme. It is very much like FLUIDA. The good thing is that the menu seems to work better. I’ve tried it in a shortened window and it seems to work okay…except it still has the tiny arrow. Even so, with a dark background that little arrow can be seen and it works well on the iPhone 6.

    I’m testing it on the ‘test’ site sub-domain. I don’t have a ton of stuff on that site, but there’s enough for most things.

    It may be the Typography but the text is much larger on the iPhone, therefore, it’s easier to see the little arrow and touch it with my finger.

    So, I think you can put me back in the “Happy Camper” column.

    Rejoice Always!
    Uisdean

    Website: www.alwaysrejoicing.com

    in reply to: Clarifying Mobile Menu Issues #114135
    Uisdean
    Power User

    Post Script to the above: I had forgotten the problem with the menu system in Verbosa, I just remember that I had a difficult time with it. My solution was to rename everything to short names. It works fine, now.
    –Uisdean

    in reply to: Clarifying Mobile Menu Issues #114129
    Uisdean
    Power User

    Update on the Menu Question:
    It turns out that the menu has more problems.
    1.) Using a computer with a monitor I discovered that the menu will extend out of the window. So not all of it is readable/available. The way to overcome this problem is to make the window narrow so that the little ‘hamburger’ icon appears. Then the full menu is available…under the caveats mention in the first post on this subject (above).
    2.) On larger screens the number if menu items is limited by the fact that if there are a large number they will form two rows…and the bottom rows will cover the first entry from the menu item above it. I have played with the menu and modified it so that there is only one row. Unfortunately, I have to hide the site icon in order to get the menu all the way to the left. If I could do that, it would probably work much like the menu in Mantra. I don’t want to remove the site icon, since everyone knows that clicking on it will return to the home page.

    None of this is acceptable. I have put a ton of time into making Fluida work, only now I discover that the menu system is highly flawed. I am really glad I did not purchase the Plus version.

    So far: Mantra has the best menu system of the themes I have used. I don’t like Verbosa’s system. (see https://foreverstone.alwaysrejoicing.com and you’ll know why.) Parabola had a good system, but it won’t work on certain iPhones. Now Fluida’s menu system is highly flawed.

    The time spent implementing Fluida is not totally wasted, as I learned much about themes from the process. So, I guess I’ll have to search for another theme. Ultimately, this is my fault. I should have spent more time testing the menu system before I chose to implement the theme. Lesson Learned.

    Rejoice Always!
    Uisdean

    Website: www.alwaysrejoicing.com

    in reply to: Text Color in Excerpts displayed in Boxes #114065
    Uisdean
    Power User

    Thanks Zed,

    I do appreciate that you took the time to answer this.

    Well, I certainly appreciate that you tried with Nirvana. May I assume that this is a WordPress design (flaw)?
    And, yes, I did consider using the Right Sidebar instead of the Left one. That’s purely my preference. There’s no reason otherwise.

    I really do not want to tweak CSS. It’s just that much more documentation and remembering details. I modified my color scheme and all is well.

    Overall, I am really pleased with how Fluida has worked out.

    Rejoice Always!
    Uisdean

    in reply to: Text Color in Excerpts displayed in Boxes #112972
    Uisdean
    Power User

    I’ve decided to stick with Fluida, mostly because I don’t want to learn a new theme. And because I have this horrid feeling that the problem is not with Fluida, but with WordPress. There is no purpose for “Secondary Content Background” that I have found. It’s set to a loud strong Green color so I can find it. So far that Green color has not appeared anywhere in my test site. That makes no sense…unless…it’s WordPress.

    Rejoice Always!

    Website: www.alwaysrejoicing.com

    in reply to: Text Color in Excerpts displayed in Boxes #112719
    Uisdean
    Power User

    Update: I am frustrated by the color settings. It seems that the colors don’t actually work like I think they will. It is a puzzle to work out which colors will work with widgets, posts, landing page, footer, etc. I designed a really nice color scheme. But the way the colors work, when the colors work on the landing page, they won’t work in widgets. I am really glad I have not purchased the PLUS version. It looks like I may have to find a different theme. That’s very annoying.

    Website: www.alwaysrejoicing.com

    in reply to: Changing Theme To Fluida #112656
    Uisdean
    Power User

    Hi Zed,
    You’re wondering why I’d want to have more than one Posts Page. Here’s why:
    My website is where I publish my short stories, essays and poetry. The perfect thing would be for me to have a different “look” for each category. For example, the picture in the Short Story header, the background, etc. would be different. One for stories, one for essays, and so forth.
    I actually thought about having a different sub-domain for each one, but that means lots of extra maintenance, I think.
    Fluida has the option in the PLUS version to have different templates for pages. I think this means that these templates make it easier to design pages like “Log In” or “About Always Rejoicing” or such. Now, this is probably a WordPress.org question, but, after reading your answer, I’m wondering if I could set up a page with a template and a widget that would display the “Poetry” category…??? The “BLOCKS” on the Landing Page do this. I’ve set up my test site with the category “Favorites” and now I can have a block on the Landing Page that displays the stories in my “Favorites” category. I really, really like that very much.
    Parabola has the “Categories” widget that I use as a menu device. But the Blocks in Fluida work so much better. (BTW…it’s because Parabola has problems on the iPhones that I started searching for another theme. I’m sure you’ll fix it. But I began to realize that my design looked dated. That started me searching for the ‘perfect’ theme for me.)
    I wish I could test the PLUS version, but I understand that if I download the theme and it ‘does not fit’ I can’t ‘return’ it like I would a shirt or jeans.
    It looks like I will have to subscribe to the extra support, as I’m starting to produce a ton of questions.
    Thanks for answering my question.
    Rejoice Always!
    Uisdean

    Website: www.alwaysrejoicing.com

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