Tweaking my static home page…

  • HTE

    #5247

    Hey hey,

    I recenlty changed to a static page on my site: http://www.house-techno-electronica-music.com..

    Now I’m thinking I want to do one of two things in the heading section – in between the bottom of the slider and the posts pulled through into the static page

    1) remove heading space completely, thus pulling up the posts; or

    2) reducing the height and just having a title eg electronic music news…

    Both mean that I pull up content to above the fold a bit more…

    Can you help with this?

    HTE

    #31265

    not tryin to bump here, just an afterthought –

    3) also you can’t read the excerpt text in the posts, cos it’s gray. I have tried fiddling with the colours, but I can’t seem to find the right colour to tweak or add a background to them but still retain gaps in between for the background of the whole site… any ideas?

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    Kenneth John Odle

    #31266

    For number three, try this custom CSS:

    .homepage_pane .post-excerpt p {
    color: #0000FF;
    margin-bottom: 10px;
    }

    There is a lot of contrast in your background image, which makes it difficult to find a suitable color.

    For your #content-main background, you might want to use a semi-transparent image. So some of your main background would show through, but not enough that it makes it difficult to read text.

    Quote:
    1) remove heading space completely, thus pulling up the posts; or

    2) reducing the height and just having a title eg electronic music news…

    Both mean that I pull up content to above the fold a bit more…

    I wouldn’t do this. People expect to see a header image there.

    That “above the fold” stuff really depends on the size of the monitor. I work on a laptop with a fairly small monitor, so with most of the websites I visit, most everything is below the fold. If the content is interesting and the design is arresting, people will scroll down.

    HTE

    #31267

    Thanks, yet again Kenneth.

    Really appreciate the time, effort and support. I love Graphene.

    I think you’ve started a whole other philosophical debate on above / below the fold.

    To be honest I’d thought that actually I need to increase the opacity of the background image a bit on PShop. Thanks for the code …

    🙂

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