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Troubleshooting and Solving Responsiveness Issues in Thesis 2.1

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In this session we troubleshoot and solve responsiveness issues in Thesis 2.1 for an image that has absolute height. We use custom CSS for the image container widget and remove the bottom margin to get rid of the height because it’s set automatically and is too tall for the space. We show how to specify

Why doesn’t my Site Look Good on Mobile Devices?

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In this session we discuss why a site doesn’t look good on mobile devices and the way to make that possible is by selecting a responsive skin. We also show where to find a couple of responsive themes for Thesis 1.8.5. Member: Well, I’m creating a website that’s in full width and it looks fine

Troubleshooting – The Sidebar Drops Down Below the Content in IE

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This member has a problem with the sidebar on his home page dropping down below the content area in Internet Explorer. It displays properly in Firefox, Chrome and Safari. We follow my troubleshooting steps to identify the problem and make recommendations to solve the issue. Look at Sammy’s site. Sammy builds these totally cool trikes

Troubleshooting Thesis Custom Templates – Part 2 – Column Layout

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The member has a Thesis custom template but needs to have custom CSS to make it look right. The site is set up as a 3 column layout while the custom template is a 2 column layout. We troubleshoot this in Firefox using Firebug and Web Developer. We write the css code to make this

Troubleshooting Thesis Custom Templates – Part 3 – Custom Body Classes

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This member wants to apply custom CSS statements to all of the pages that use a specific custom template. We discuss how to do that using Thesis custom body classes. Thesis has a built in system of adding a specific CSS class to any individual page. We use the Thesis SEO Details and Additional Style

Troubleshooting Thesis Custom Templates – Part 4 – Apply to Multiple Pages

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The member wants to make his custom template apply to multiple pages. We discuss how to use a conditional statement with multiple page ids to accomplish this. An example of such code is provided below. The code below demonstrates how to create a single function that applies multiple custom templates to multiple pages: [S3VIDEO file='public/liveanswers/LA12-20-10a1-custom-templates-part4.mp4'

Troubleshooting Thesis Custom Templates – Part 5 – Custom Sidebar Content

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The member wants to have a specific custom template sidebar and also wants to have varying content in each of those instances of the sidebar. We discuss using a plugin for controlling which widgets are displayed on which pages. [S3VIDEO file='public/liveanswers/LA12-20-10a1-custom-templates-part5.mp4' bgimage='https://www.byobwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/LA12-20-10a1-custom-templates-part5.jpg' displaymode='overlay'] Jason: Okay well the only other thing and thank you for all

Troubleshooting Thesis Custom Templates

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We troubleshoot a number of issues in a member’s custom template. We cover column layout, applying custom CSS, applying multiple custom temples to multiple pages, and displaying varying content in the sidebar. These videos are available to the public.

Troubleshooting Thesis CSS – A Member Case Study

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In this session I help a member troubleshoot a variety of CSS issues on the site they are developing. I demonstrate the use of Firebug and Web Developer for problem solving the site and then I propose solutions to the variety of issues that he is addressing. This member also teaches me that there is

Problems Caused By Caching Plugins

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Caching plugins can cause odd behavior while developing a website. We see first hand why caching is not a good idea during website development. I discuss my experience with caching and the pitfalls associated with it. [S3VIDEO file='public/liveanswers/LA12-06-10b-cacheing-issues.mp4' bgimage='https://www.byobwebsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/LA12-06-10b-cacheing-issues.jpg' displaymode='overlay'] Dennis: Do you think that one must be cached? Rick: It could be.  Yeah, you