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Everything posted by derricksrandomviews

  1. Don't post just to be posting and filling up space. Have something to say or show that is from the heart and has careful thought behind it.
  2. 99 percent of imges on my site are my own. I do use a few stock/google images as a visual lead in to a blog post. That is very rare however. Some photos I use are old historical images or pictures of family provided to me by a relative. An image provides a visual invitiation to read my story. my random views
  3. Could be possible without code depending on the template you are using.
  4. Squarespace does not allow for folders inside a folder.
  5. I don't think you can block a url on someone else's page. In reality however the url you posted doesn't actually exist on the site, its an empty URL redirect. You could substitute any website domain for yours and it will still go to the sites home page, and then your broswer cache remembers that redirect as if it were a real url. For example you can substitute facebook for simonwetz.... and the site behavior is the same.
  6. I have a couple of CTAs on my landing page which direct to pages on the main site. There are a number of CTAs included in the main site. One is an rss feed registration button to follow.it, one is for leaving a form message, one takes you back to the main story (blog) page from the footer of any blog post. There are some read more links to offsite urls, and links at the bottom of posts that are in parts from one part to the next one. I try to make it easy to navigate around my two blog pages, one of which is all summary items of the other blog page posts.
  7. It is a Brine Family Template, which starting design I can't identify, there are over 40 of them, but anyone can be made to look like another. That being said it reminds me the most of the Clay Template. https://clay-demo.squarespace.com/ https://www.sarahhalliday.com/squarespace-tips/the-brine-family-template-index
  8. You need to post your site address in order to get help faster.
  9. https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/215761717-Using-RSS-feeds
  10. Instructions are here, look for Brine Family which includes your template. You will need to upload the image you want to use to the custom css file manager in your site. That url goes where the url is in the instructions. https://beaverhero.com/squarespace-background-image/
  11. To make the oldest blog post show up first, you need to change the published dates. The date itself doesn't have to be displayed if you don't want it to. This is what I have done with many of my posts, especially if they are part one, part two etc. You edit the original post to change the date published. I posted a link to display a group of posts where I changed the date to get them in the order I wanted. https://myrandomviews.com/lessons
  12. Tucows also does url fowarding so if they host your domain it can be pointed to a specific url such as a blog page.
  13. I believe you have to target the summary block but so far I have found no tutorial on how to do this for a summary block. Will keep looking, would like to do this myself for my site to see how it looks.
  14. Ussing CSS is is really the best way, if you want it to look close as possible to a 7.0 landing page
  15. Do you want to sort posts for visitors by category? I do that with my blog using the archive function as well as drop down menus and summary blocks with the posts grouped by category. This took a bit of time, I used a second blog page with each post being a category of posts from blog one. Take a look and you shoul be able to see what I mean. https://myrandomviews.com/storyarchive
  16. What would visitors be searching for? A particular bottle of wine? A cetain type? I ask becasue you could consider using an archive block and categorizing your posts. Similiar to what I have done with my posts here: https://myrandomviews.com/storyarchive
  17. I have not had issues with my images looking soft or dark or other unattractive things. The questions are what image file type do you upload? What is the average size of the file? My originals are .jpg and at least 2mg in size.
  18. Site URL: https://www.myrandomviews.com/ There seems to be an issue with my mobile view, not the simulation on laptop but on the actual android phone. When viewing a blog post and scrolling down, the bottom of the page overlaps the top of the next one or vice versa, just puts this strange string of text or part of an image at the bottom of the page. If I turn the phone to horizontal view and back it sometimes goes away.
  19. Spark_plugin thanks for the look and critique I have a unique logo, a couple actually, one the camera moves across the text. that I made using Squarespaces logo maker. They don't agree with my active page underline code. if I use the logo the line shifts down to the bottom of the header. I may be able to fix that however. I reduced the images drop shadow a bit from 8px to 5px. I also got rid of the blog text justify code, and just went back to left justify for all my blog posts. I didn't like the way the text spaced itself.
  20. The original post is over ten months old. My dashboard is fine. Older expired sites may still have something present in a dashboard if any part of it such as a domain or email service is still active.
  21. Not really, best you can do is watermark them. I am not a fan of that.
  22. Site URL: https://www.myrandomviews.com/ I have made an extensive redesign, now using two blog pages, one with the actual blog stories/posts the other is a summary of the first. I decided to put a summary block in a blog post and use multiple posts instead of stringing summary blocks on a single page. This was to fix some strange technical problems that popped up, thumbnail images would not load, items would not show up in programming mode, due to a high number of posts per block. I reduced that number per block by half. This fixed those issues (mostly). I also decided to group all my posts by subject, and made use of the archive drop down. What was to be a fix actually improved the look and navigation over the original design. Take a look and let me know what you think. Thanks. Derrick my random views
  23. NIce use of a York Family template. Simple, friendly, easy to get around and engaging site.
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