So You Want a Slider on Your Website?

So You Want a Slider on Your Website?

Are you interested in creating a great looking carousel or slider for your website? One that looks good on all screens, shows different images of various sizes, that users will click on? Sliders and carousels are effectively the same thing. The navigation seems to separate when each term is used. Many use the terms interchangeably. We will help you discern when to use a …

How to Prepare Photos for Sliders with a Fixed Size

Website sliders don’t always handle photos of different dimensions well.  You also may want to edit photos to make them look nicer.    This “how to” is a simple way to make photos that have different sizes look uniform in sliders.  Portrait photos, for example, are sized to be no taller than the maximum height of the slider itself, which requires that the …

Setting up a GIT Repository

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This write-up is a guide to setting up a repository for configuration management.  The tutorial is based on GIT, Beanstalk, and a Windows environment using WAMP for local hosting.  The GIT software provides the source code configuration management.  Beanstalk hosts your development environment.  Beanstalk is a favorite because it streamlines the whole process and has a nice user interface.  Deploying an update to a …

Advanced Custom Fields in WordPress

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WordPress allows developers to assign custom fields to improve the user experience with entering data into a content management system.   A meta-box contains one or more of the custom fields on the admin panel.  It also allows for more fields to enter data. This blog post is a review of the Advanced Custom Post Plugin by Elliot Condon, and …