Web Design

How to Style an HTML Unordered List in a WordPress Sidebar 3

HTML Bullet  Lists in SidebarSome WordPress themes treat lists in the sidebar differently.  I really like themes built on the Genesis framework. It just so happens that the particular theme I am using for this site displays sidebar elements without bullets by default . This can look effective if your list items do not wrap. In the case of this blog, however, the titles of blog posts invariably wrap onto the next line.

As you can see from the screenshot below, the display is less than impressive mainly because the titles are only separated by a very faint line.

One solution would be to make these lines a little darker.

Another solution, and the one that I prefer, would be to add bullets to this particular widget or to the entire WordPress sidebar on my site. (more…)

How to Make a Favicon for Your Site – A Branding Opportunity 2

Image for FaviconFavicons are very tiny images that are used to identify websites. And, in case you are wondering, the word ‘favicon’ simply stands for favorites icon.

If you look in your browser bookmarks list, for example, your eye will no doubt be drawn to the listings that are preceded by tiny images. Hence the name ‘favorites icon’ or favicon. They provide a quick way for your readers to find your site in their favorites list. As such, favicons provide a great way to build your brand identity. You can also see it to the left of the address bar, provided the website actually has a favicon. So, how do you go about getting one for your site? (more…)

Responsive Website Testing: How You Can Check Your Own Site 6

Responsive WordPress ThemesYou no doubt are hearing the word “responsive” more and more when the conversation swings to website development and/or WordPress themes. It is quite possible that your site is already using a theme that is responsive. So, before making any changes, I suggest that you conduct some responsive website testing.

Responsive simply means that your site will respond to suit the type of device it is being viewed on. That is, it should look great on: (more…)