Yesterday we started to look at the Navigation bars with focus on the horizontal category navigation. The script of the Workshop is published under Web Design Workshop Navigation. Today we will continue on the Category navigation, namely with the drop-down menu.
Before entering today’s workshop, here are some notes concerning issues observed yesterday:
1. Larrie Perkins
We observe Larrie’s attractive color scheme when hovering. Note at the bottom of the shot: posts are signed by “admin”; I would suggest to edit the user account and switch from admin to Larrie Perkins as Nickname and Display Name.
This site went down after the workshop due to a cache error, see below.
2. Felisa Ryan
Vivid colors here with the advantage that most any monitor can render the basic colors. The modifications on the site were not visible to participants because of a cache error; see below.
3. Super Cache
If you have the Super Cache plugin installed and running, disable it while designing and editing your style-sheet.
To disable go to your Dashboard – Settings – WP Super Cache and disable from there. Don’t disable the plugin from Dashboard – Plugins!
Alternatively, leave the Super Cache on but empty the cache and select “Don’t cache pages for logged in users”. Then update settings.
If you experience problems with the site, or if you need help concerning yesterday’s session, join yorGOtalk 1 hour early at 8 pm tonight; I will be there to help.
5. Prerequisites for tonight’s Workshop
- Please make sure you have loaded the new Semiomantics XO version to your site: just copy and paste the new xo folder via FTP into your wp-content/themes folder overwriting the existing xo folder.
- Make sure you have categories and sub-categories configured; if you don’t have subcategories, just create some 2 or 3 sub-categories under an existing category and call them Category 1, Category 2, Category 3.
- Make sure you have a post in each Category and Sub-Category. I have described how I handled the problem HERE.
I am looking forward to seeing you tonight.