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Danny

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  • in reply to: Testing Bootstrap 2.30! #8683
    Danny
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    What is the best way to get this in Jumpstart? I want to go to 2.3 to get something like flatstrap..
    I need a flat base for all css..(most of the visits are using IE- I am now using pie on the current site I dont want to use pie ever really )
    I have striped out most of the web kit type css..but I would like to get 2.3 in. I did drop in the css just by changing the files out and all..I broke most of the theme I was working on..
    I have had some minor issues in general using the child css and overriding the bootstrap css.. I went with the safe hacking way..for example I added the buttons css from bootstrap and than coded it flat -but the main B-strap css was not all overridden.. not sure why its okay- my question is
    can you show me how you dropped in B-strap 2.3? The right way?
    Thanks
    Dan

    in reply to: Child theme custom login styling #8681
    Danny
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    Can we put the css in the main css and not call a new css file? Or is that not a good practice?
    Its just should I limit the number of CSS files..I want to do this and customize the admin.

    in reply to: Jumpstart load time and performance #8417
    Danny
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    Well okay I see that but Genesis is still behind in a way and weird to use in some cases..
    Im no expert but when I pulled code from the WP codex..(specifically user login code)
    I was able to make it work on a few themes..(Theme Blvd being one) With Genesis is returns PHP errors like much of the code from the codex will..After getting flamed in the Genesis forums.( I kid you not they do not like criticism ) Its mostly because some child themes use code like this–> genesis (); to close say the footer..or call the footer..for example.. So you can make codex code work but it needs a re-write..Which they will do for you in the forums if you hang around and ask enough(or if you know how to do that)..It is simpler to just find a theme or framework that allows me to just minimize the time spent asking questions.. IF TB keeps up the dev docs here added to the fact that they advertise right on the JS page the seamless integration to WordPress ( see..”ive seen this before”) This is that framework at least from my stand point.. is the best for what I do.
    (P.S. Thanks for the tips on optimization I do behave better this last year regarding my post..I also work for one company now..So we do test during the whole process..The Drupal team is the lead devs..and I am a rung below that so..all testing goes thru them..I cant wait to deploy jump start..The lead team is very impressed..with JS..No one really likes Drupal they all complain about the modules and all. Plus there are so many enterprise sites on WordPress now that many see the possibilities)

    in reply to: Jumpstart load time and performance #8348
    Danny
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    I don’t know what all this hoopla is about..its clear from the start that the test was not
    a well thought out process.. Heres a real world example I used TB ALyeska for a RE site, IDX and all a year ago..I did just basic optimization..its on a shared host..It is snappy and crisp in both back end and front end..Tests out at b grades a c once and a while not bad for some compression and HTAccess some basic cacheing. No plugin.
    I was impressed at how fast and snappy TB ran with the fewest tweaks. If I was paid to optimize more it would fly..Really making your site run fast is super important and the last thing you do when done right?..So isn’t that process mostly done when your at or near the end of development? Ergo no test should be done until you do a full set of optimizations?…speed is king and if you have to you go all the way to 100% A+ No wordpress framework stops you.. I mean there is a VPS host or dedicated and nginx and APC cacheing and more..I bet when Im done I get consistently 95+ scores. Im not even one bit worried ..Plus Im not even in your league as a developer..So if I can do it anybody can. 🙂

    in reply to: Override sidebar layout column widths for homepage only #7825
    Danny
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    wow! filters are way more powerful than I thought. Plus I actually get this..Plus after this conversation
    I was able to filter other sections and pages ..I swear if I just experiment with this and hooks I finally will see the power of what they really can do..I mean sure Ive done a few but this is a new world..
    Oh man thanks for holding my hand a bit..it will pay off..:)
    Dan

    in reply to: Override sidebar layout column widths for homepage only #7803
    Danny
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    ok thanks I do not fully get filters yet..So this really helps..Jumpstart is my last stand with frameworks so Im determined to learn as much as your dev docs offer..I mean what with being able to use WP codex +bootstrap stuff..it has to end here..
    So I will always try to check your dev docs first and I really did not get to filters yet.. so it went swoosh! right over my head.:)
    Dan

    in reply to: Override sidebar layout column widths for homepage only #7799
    Danny
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    Yes I am using the builder calling a layout using the reading setting of post..Not home page
    The builder is calling your standard sample layout for magazine.. so its a right sidebar and from there I am just experimenting with different elements.
    Adding remove parts. special widget areas..
    This sidebar example is to find out how to call a custom sidebar that has a custom grid applied to a builder layout…I did see that I could just create a new layout for the builder calling a new right sidebar..
    Regarding default sidebars layouts I would like to keep all the default sidebar layouts and add to that new sidebar layouts using smaller or larger grid sizes..I was able to adjust the current sidebar layouts but have not added one to it yet.
    I go thru all the files in jumpstart so I guess I am a bit all over the place..
    the bottom line is just- add new sidebar layout with a right sidebar of 3 instead of 4 and in that add a layout to the builder to call this or call this new sidebar in the builder when needed..I see in your dev docs how to do most of this and am going to try to call a custom layout to the builder..so any help in this direction is welcome..
    Thanks

    in reply to: Cache plugin #6602
    Danny
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    You did a good job.. cache plugins are ok to use Super cache is developed by Automatic so it plays nice..total cache has more options in some respects if I remember right.. APC caching is good..if you have a none shared host and can get it…
    Best advice is go for it try it all page speed is like crack the more you do it the faster it gets the more you want it faster..
    So just jump in.. 🙂

    in reply to: Great Framework #5758
    Danny
    Participant

    Ok so far so good the flag ship site will remain Drupal for now but I have the go-ahead to do the mid-west site.
    I don’t read to much into this, I know for a fact that jump start will load faster and preform better once they see
    the mid west change out. Ive seen it, I did Alyeska site on a shared host a year ago..All I did was gzip it and some htaccess stuff for page speed..( no super cache nothing else really) It runs fast loads fast and its a bloated RE site with IDX..I was shocked when I tested load times a while back and I was like Hmmm this is good ..if I took Jumpstart and really cached it, CDN it, Nginx it, wow..it would blow doors down..it could be a app .…Drupal has a lot of bloat..( no offense to Drupal heads) Plus it is way harder to run it, code it and even harder for staff like PDF people to use it.. So.. We will win in the end.. 🙂 Right?

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