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  • Margins in XY Grid

    By Roy Hinkley

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    I've been experimenting with the new XY Grid and so far I think it's awesome! But I noticed a small issue and I was wondering if anyone could shed any light on it... I often have a need to build sites that feature both full-width content as well as 1200p... (continued)

    Last Reply by Roy Six almost 2 years ago






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  • Text overlapping button

    By Roy Hinkley

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    I'm having some issues with buttons, and the lack of questions in the forum about this issue makes me think that I'm overlooking something very obvious. I'm trying to have a button to the left, and text to the right. There will be several rows of these... (continued)

    Last Reply by Roy Hinkley over 3 years ago




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Roy Hinkley commented on alexander biscajin's post 22 days

I've been building and hosting WordPress sites for about 10 years now. I've used 3 of the 4 options on your list.
1. Siteground - I've never used Siteground, so I can't really comment on them beyond the fact that I've never heard anything really bad about the company as a whole.
2. WPengine - I built 2 WP sites for a huge company, both hosted on WPengine. One of those sites gets about 2 million unique visits a month. WPengine is a really solid operation. They only handle WordPress sites and they take it very seriously and they do it very well and they charge accordingly. The only problem I had with them is that they are very hands-on with your site. They really cater to people who want to do as little as possible with site maintenance. As an experienced dev, this is a little hard to deal with sometimes. I had to submit a ticket for things that would take me 30 seconds to do. Their support and staff is top notch though. If you're willing to relinquish some control over your site (and pay a lot), they are a very good choice. Oh, one more thing to consider is that they only host WP sites, so if you have an HTML landing page or a PHP app, you'll have to host it elsewhere.
3. Bluehost - I used Bluehost Managed WP at the request of a client. It seemed to be kind of low-end hosting, but still not as bad as GoDaddy. I had some performance issues with the site (load times, TTFB, etc.). Their support was responsive and assured me that their system was running perfectly well, which made me think that for $20/mo that was just as good as it was gonna get. They seemed ok for being so cheap, just not impressive.
4. Cloudways - Cloudways is my platform of choice. I host all of my personal sites on CW and I recommend CW to clients looking for high performance hosting at a great price. They have really tuned their system to work with WordPress and it is BLAZING fast! I moved a client's WooCommerce site from a good shared hosting plan to Cloudways and without doing anything else it chopped the page load times in half or more. Seriously! Their support is very good, although I'll admit I've only had to contact them maybe 2 times in the last 3 years. The only problem I have with CW is that they don't do any mail hosting, so email will have to be handled by a third party (pretty common nowadays anyway) and also a little bit of config is necessary to get email to send from WP sites. It's really not a big deal and it's well documented and support will help you if you need it. Another advantage that Cloudways offers over managed WP hosting is that you can host anything you want, WP, HTML, PHP, Vue.js SPAs, whatever you want.
So in conclusion, I would say this: If you want managed WP where you don't have to do core updates and anything you need is as simple as submitting a support ticket, definitely go with WPEngine. If on the other hand you want the same or probably better performance and a lot more flexibility and control over your files/apps, at a lower monthly cost, definitely go with Cloudways.
 

Roy Hinkley commented on alexander biscajin's post 22 days

I've been building and hosting WordPress sites for about 10 years now. I've used 3 of the 4 options on your list.
1. Siteground - I've never used Siteground, so I can't really comment on them beyond the fact that I've never heard anything really bad about the company as a whole.
2. WPengine - I built 2 WP sites for a huge company, both hosted on WPengine. One of those sites gets about 2 million unique visits a month. WPengine is a really solid operation. They only handle WordPress sites and they take it very seriously and they do it very well and they charge accordingly. The only problem I had with them is that they are very hands-on with your site. They really cater to people who want to do as little as possible with site maintenance. As an experienced dev, this is a little hard to deal with sometimes. I had to submit a ticket for things that would take me 30 seconds to do. Their support and staff is top notch though. If you're willing to relinquish some control over your site (and pay a lot), they are a very good choice. Oh, one more thing to consider is that they only host WP sites, so if you have an HTML landing page or a PHP app, you'll have to host it elsewhere.
3. Bluehost - I used Bluehost Managed WP at the request of a client. It seemed to be kind of low-end hosting, but still not as bad as GoDaddy. I had some performance issues with the site (load times, TTFB, etc.). Their support was responsive and assured me that their system was running perfectly well, which made me think that for $20/mo that was just as good as it was gonna get. They seemed ok for being so cheap, just not impressive.
4. Cloudways - Cloudways is my platform of choice. I host all of my personal sites on CW and I recommend CW to clients looking for high performance hosting at a great price. They have really tuned their system to work with WordPress and it is BLAZING fast! I moved a client's WooCommerce site from a good shared hosting plan to Cloudways and without doing anything else it chopped the page load times in half or more. Seriously! Their support is very good, although I'll admit I've only had to contact them maybe 2 times in the last 3 years. The only problem I have with CW is that they don't do any mail hosting, so email will have to be handled by a third party (pretty common nowadays anyway) and also a little bit of config is necessary to get email to send from WP sites. It's really not a big deal and it's well documented and support will help you if you need it. Another advantage that Cloudways offers over managed WP hosting is that you can host anything you want, WP, HTML, PHP, Vue.js SPAs, whatever you want.
So in conclusion, I would say this: If you want managed WP where you don't have to do core updates and anything you need is as simple as submitting a support ticket, definitely go with WPEngine. If on the other hand you want the same or probably better performance and a lot more flexibility and control over your files/apps, at a lower monthly cost, definitely go with Cloudways.
 

Roy Hinkley commented on Roy Hinkley's post about 1 year

I got to thinking about this again, wondering if anyone can shed some light on the subject?

Roy Hinkley commented on Roy Hinkley's post over 1 year

Thank you Gabriel! This is exactly what I was talking about! I'd love to know why it's explicitly removed. I feel like there has to be a (good?) reason, but I can't imagine what it would be. Thanks again for the super helpful info!

Roy Hinkley commented on Roy Hinkley's post over 1 year

Check out this pen using Foundation 5: https://codepen.io/rafibomb/pen/YPwWYy
When using Chrome and Safari, typing something in the field shows the little (x) appear on the right side of the input. Clicking that little icon clears the search field. This doesn't seem to work in FireFox, at least not the version I'm using.
Here's the exact same code, but in Foundation 6.3 https://codepen.io/anon/pen/ypRNqZ
Notice how when you enter text in the field, no (x) icon appears on the right side. There is no way to clear the input from that field. This is the behavior with Foundation 6 on Chrome, FireFox and Safari.
 
 
 
 

Roy Hinkley commented on Mike Manfrin's post about 2 years

I'd like to re-open this thread, if possible. I have a top nav bar that sticky-shrinks, followed by a large hero image with a horizontal form below the hero image. I want to have the horizontal form "sticky-stack" under the top nav when scrolled. I looked at the pen that Rafi posted above, but it seems to have some problems as it doesn't work or look right.
A fine example is here: http://demo.bigwhiteduck.com/sticky-grummage/, however, I don't know of or use this RapidWeaver software.
Does anyone know if it's possible, with Foundation 6.3.1 to get elements to sticky-stack? 

Roy Hinkley commented on Roy Hinkley's post over 2 years

Can anyone offer any insights?
 
 

Roy Hinkley commented on Elisandro Martinez's post over 2 years

I'm not sure what you mean by "use the same HTML layout". Do you mean re-create the same look of the site? You can build practically anything with Foundation, but it's not necessarily going to be easy to match an existing design. To make a tab navigation like that could be fairly complex.
 

Roy Hinkley commented on Elisandro Martinez's post over 2 years

There is no conversion to Foundation or any framework for that matter. "Converting it to Foundation" would be another way of saying "rebuilding the theme using Foundation". You'll have to start from scratch.
If you decide to go that route, there is a really nice Foundation 6 blank starter theme called FoundationPress.
I might also add that you will probably want to start from scratch with a new WordPress installation as well. It appears that someone has really butchered the WordPress core of that site. IF you can get to the admin panel, there is an easy way to export all the content to import to a new WordPress install (Dashboard > Tools > Import and Export).

Roy Hinkley commented on Roy Hinkley's post almost 3 years

Ah-ha! I get it now! It works well. Thanks Val!
By the way, that was just a typo on my part. I meant all:unset :)
However, I still feel like there should be a place where I can shut it off globally. In this instance, I only have one select that I have to deal with, but if I had several on a single form, I would have to add a separate ID to each one.
It would make a lot more sense if I could just disable the shadow globally rather than have to override each one individually. But this works for now and works well. Thanks again!
 
 

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You commented on alexander biscajin's post 22 days

I've been building and hosting WordPress sites for about 10 years now. I've used 3 of the 4 options on your list.
1. Siteground - I've never used Siteground, so I can't really comment on them beyond the fact that I've never heard anything really bad about the company as a whole.
2. WPengine - I built 2 WP sites for a huge company, both hosted on WPengine. One of those sites gets about 2 million unique visits a month. WPengine is a really solid operation. They only handle WordPress sites and they take it very seriously and they do it very well and they charge accordingly. The only problem I had with them is that they are very hands-on with your site. They really cater to people who want to do as little as possible with site maintenance. As an experienced dev, this is a little hard to deal with sometimes. I had to submit a ticket for things that would take me 30 seconds to do. Their support and staff is top notch though. If you're willing to relinquish some control over your site (and pay a lot), they are a very good choice. Oh, one more thing to consider is that they only host WP sites, so if you have an HTML landing page or a PHP app, you'll have to host it elsewhere.
3. Bluehost - I used Bluehost Managed WP at the request of a client. It seemed to be kind of low-end hosting, but still not as bad as GoDaddy. I had some performance issues with the site (load times, TTFB, etc.). Their support was responsive and assured me that their system was running perfectly well, which made me think that for $20/mo that was just as good as it was gonna get. They seemed ok for being so cheap, just not impressive.
4. Cloudways - Cloudways is my platform of choice. I host all of my personal sites on CW and I recommend CW to clients looking for high performance hosting at a great price. They have really tuned their system to work with WordPress and it is BLAZING fast! I moved a client's WooCommerce site from a good shared hosting plan to Cloudways and without doing anything else it chopped the page load times in half or more. Seriously! Their support is very good, although I'll admit I've only had to contact them maybe 2 times in the last 3 years. The only problem I have with CW is that they don't do any mail hosting, so email will have to be handled by a third party (pretty common nowadays anyway) and also a little bit of config is necessary to get email to send from WP sites. It's really not a big deal and it's well documented and support will help you if you need it. Another advantage that Cloudways offers over managed WP hosting is that you can host anything you want, WP, HTML, PHP, Vue.js SPAs, whatever you want.
So in conclusion, I would say this: If you want managed WP where you don't have to do core updates and anything you need is as simple as submitting a support ticket, definitely go with WPEngine. If on the other hand you want the same or probably better performance and a lot more flexibility and control over your files/apps, at a lower monthly cost, definitely go with Cloudways.
 

You commented on alexander biscajin's post 22 days

I've been building and hosting WordPress sites for about 10 years now. I've used 3 of the 4 options on your list.
1. Siteground - I've never used Siteground, so I can't really comment on them beyond the fact that I've never heard anything really bad about the company as a whole.
2. WPengine - I built 2 WP sites for a huge company, both hosted on WPengine. One of those sites gets about 2 million unique visits a month. WPengine is a really solid operation. They only handle WordPress sites and they take it very seriously and they do it very well and they charge accordingly. The only problem I had with them is that they are very hands-on with your site. They really cater to people who want to do as little as possible with site maintenance. As an experienced dev, this is a little hard to deal with sometimes. I had to submit a ticket for things that would take me 30 seconds to do. Their support and staff is top notch though. If you're willing to relinquish some control over your site (and pay a lot), they are a very good choice. Oh, one more thing to consider is that they only host WP sites, so if you have an HTML landing page or a PHP app, you'll have to host it elsewhere.
3. Bluehost - I used Bluehost Managed WP at the request of a client. It seemed to be kind of low-end hosting, but still not as bad as GoDaddy. I had some performance issues with the site (load times, TTFB, etc.). Their support was responsive and assured me that their system was running perfectly well, which made me think that for $20/mo that was just as good as it was gonna get. They seemed ok for being so cheap, just not impressive.
4. Cloudways - Cloudways is my platform of choice. I host all of my personal sites on CW and I recommend CW to clients looking for high performance hosting at a great price. They have really tuned their system to work with WordPress and it is BLAZING fast! I moved a client's WooCommerce site from a good shared hosting plan to Cloudways and without doing anything else it chopped the page load times in half or more. Seriously! Their support is very good, although I'll admit I've only had to contact them maybe 2 times in the last 3 years. The only problem I have with CW is that they don't do any mail hosting, so email will have to be handled by a third party (pretty common nowadays anyway) and also a little bit of config is necessary to get email to send from WP sites. It's really not a big deal and it's well documented and support will help you if you need it. Another advantage that Cloudways offers over managed WP hosting is that you can host anything you want, WP, HTML, PHP, Vue.js SPAs, whatever you want.
So in conclusion, I would say this: If you want managed WP where you don't have to do core updates and anything you need is as simple as submitting a support ticket, definitely go with WPEngine. If on the other hand you want the same or probably better performance and a lot more flexibility and control over your files/apps, at a lower monthly cost, definitely go with Cloudways.
 

You commented on Roy Hinkley's post about 1 year

I got to thinking about this again, wondering if anyone can shed some light on the subject?

You commented on Roy Hinkley's post over 1 year

Thank you Gabriel! This is exactly what I was talking about! I'd love to know why it's explicitly removed. I feel like there has to be a (good?) reason, but I can't imagine what it would be. Thanks again for the super helpful info!

You commented on Roy Hinkley's post over 1 year

Check out this pen using Foundation 5: https://codepen.io/rafibomb/pen/YPwWYy
When using Chrome and Safari, typing something in the field shows the little (x) appear on the right side of the input. Clicking that little icon clears the search field. This doesn't seem to work in FireFox, at least not the version I'm using.
Here's the exact same code, but in Foundation 6.3 https://codepen.io/anon/pen/ypRNqZ
Notice how when you enter text in the field, no (x) icon appears on the right side. There is no way to clear the input from that field. This is the behavior with Foundation 6 on Chrome, FireFox and Safari.
 
 
 
 

You commented on Mike Manfrin's post about 2 years

I'd like to re-open this thread, if possible. I have a top nav bar that sticky-shrinks, followed by a large hero image with a horizontal form below the hero image. I want to have the horizontal form "sticky-stack" under the top nav when scrolled. I looked at the pen that Rafi posted above, but it seems to have some problems as it doesn't work or look right.
A fine example is here: http://demo.bigwhiteduck.com/sticky-grummage/, however, I don't know of or use this RapidWeaver software.
Does anyone know if it's possible, with Foundation 6.3.1 to get elements to sticky-stack? 

You commented on Roy Hinkley's post over 2 years

Can anyone offer any insights?
 
 

You commented on Elisandro Martinez's post over 2 years

I'm not sure what you mean by "use the same HTML layout". Do you mean re-create the same look of the site? You can build practically anything with Foundation, but it's not necessarily going to be easy to match an existing design. To make a tab navigation like that could be fairly complex.
 

You commented on Elisandro Martinez's post over 2 years

There is no conversion to Foundation or any framework for that matter. "Converting it to Foundation" would be another way of saying "rebuilding the theme using Foundation". You'll have to start from scratch.
If you decide to go that route, there is a really nice Foundation 6 blank starter theme called FoundationPress.
I might also add that you will probably want to start from scratch with a new WordPress installation as well. It appears that someone has really butchered the WordPress core of that site. IF you can get to the admin panel, there is an easy way to export all the content to import to a new WordPress install (Dashboard > Tools > Import and Export).

You commented on Roy Hinkley's post almost 3 years

Ah-ha! I get it now! It works well. Thanks Val!
By the way, that was just a typo on my part. I meant all:unset :)
However, I still feel like there should be a place where I can shut it off globally. In this instance, I only have one select that I have to deal with, but if I had several on a single form, I would have to add a separate ID to each one.
It would make a lot more sense if I could just disable the shadow globally rather than have to override each one individually. But this works for now and works well. Thanks again!
 
 

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