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First timer - site suggestions / critique / advice please!


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Site URL: https://carillon-bird-72kj.squarespace.com/

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time. I have never done anything like this before, so any feedback would be very useful to help me get a 'professional' look and feel to the site and a good client experience. 

The URL is: https://carillon-bird-72kj.squarespace.com/

Password: Accent3.0

I am mainly looking for a general critique and anything you might find to give feedback / suggestions / improvements on. 

As well as that, I specifically need help on:

- how to make the banner on the welcome page a different height to the other pages (taller)

- how to embed a search bar in a good position (rather than a page)

- how to make the first row of menu navigation options (not the whole header) 'sticky'

- how to create an option for translation of the welcome page into different languages

- how to make the words 'book a course now' more prominent in the welcome message

- whether it is possible to upload larger file sizes? 

- how to transfer a domain

Thank you again!

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- how to make the banner on the welcome page a different height to the other pages (taller)

Add to Home > Design > Custom CSS

/* Welcome banner height */
@media screen and (min-width:769px) {
body#collection-5e8e5b1e7bc5096dca82f920 .page-banner-wrapper.page-banner-has-image {
    min-height: 650px !important;
}
}

 

You can send your question to my email to get faster answer. / How to Setup Password & Share URL 

-- I'm Tuan, work for a non-profit project (build free libraries). I check the forum once or twice a day to help out the community. If you don't see me answering your question, you can send it to the email above. 

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how to make the words 'book a course now' more prominent in the welcome message

You can make it to button, by adding this to Home > Design > Custom CSS

.page-description p:last-child a {
    background: white;
    border-radius: 30px;
    display: inline-block;
    margin-top: 20px;
    padding-left: 20px;
    padding-right: 20px;
}

 

You can send your question to my email to get faster answer. / How to Setup Password & Share URL 

-- I'm Tuan, work for a non-profit project (build free libraries). I check the forum once or twice a day to help out the community. If you don't see me answering your question, you can send it to the email above. 

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I can help you with domain transfer. You have two choices, keep it where it is and repoint it to your SS site. This is not to be confused with url forwarding that is a very different thing and is not advisable. The other option is a true transfer which is done thru your site, giving Squarespace access to your domain and moving it to their hosing site, typically Tucows. That can take time and may have an upfront cost from SS. If you wish to repoint it, choose the option use a domain I already own, and depending on the hosting service, the hosting  site may pop up and make the change then or you will have to access it and plug in all the records needed to point it. We can help you do that once you are ready to move. We would need to know where the domain is hosted. Hope this helps 

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41 minutes ago, Waistell said:

Is there code to make the word 'Welcome' larger on the welcome page? thanks!

If you use Business Plan, add to Welcome Page Settings > Advanced > Header

<style>
  h1.page-title {
    font-size: 4em !important;
}
</style>

If you use Personal Plan, add to Home > Design > custom CSS

body#collection-5e8e5b1e7bc5096dca82f920 h1.page-title {
    font-size: 4em !important;
}

 

You can send your question to my email to get faster answer. / How to Setup Password & Share URL 

-- I'm Tuan, work for a non-profit project (build free libraries). I check the forum once or twice a day to help out the community. If you don't see me answering your question, you can send it to the email above. 

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Thank you both :)!. @tuanphanis there similar code to the one above to make the first main navigation item (also 'book a course'), look like a button too, or just stand out a bit more? 

@derricksrandomviews that's a great overview of the options. I think i need to read and understand more about the pros and cons as well as the costs. Hopefully i will be ready to go live by Sunday / Monday. I think i need to get certain codes and passwords too. Thank you for saying you can help at that point!

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