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  1. ianbrodie

    My Md3 Site For Marketing Coaching - Feedback?

    By the way - I should probably say, my site no longer runs on MD3. With the whole Thesis 2.0->2.1 fiasco and the lack of documentation on how to get MD3 to work properly with Thesis 2.1 I found it easier to convert my site to work with the Cinch skin for 2.1 that it was to try to get MD3 to work on 2.1. Ian
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    My Md3 Site For Marketing Coaching - Feedback?

    Appreciate your feedback Chris. But do you have any data/evidence to back up your opinion, or is it just based on aesthetics? So for example, I'm not sure why having a long tagline is a bad and how having none could possibly be good? Or one word menu items which could lead to confusion (e.g "clients" could be read as a section specifically for clients rather than a description of who I work with). I'm not sure I'd want to sacrifice clarity (or the more personal feel that comes with the word "my" just for a bit of whitespace. Having said that, I'm very happy to change stuff if it's based on evidence/testing rather than just opinion. So any references woudl be much appreciated. Ian
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    My Md3 Site For Marketing Coaching - Feedback?

    Hi Istoops - thanks! The Welcome page isn't related to the theme. That's done by a separate plugin called leadpages. It's a neat online tool for quick design of landing pages. Their plugin allows you to use any of the landing pages you design as a "welcome gate". I believe they also give away the html for a couple of welcome gates free. The video and email optin are done by the code I showed in the answer above. Cheers - Ian
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    My Md3 Site For Marketing Coaching - Feedback?

    Hi Martin - the funnel lead icon colours can be changed in the relevant CSS section - here's a quick screen capture of mine: http://screencast.com/t/irLt6BSR7F7 In terms of the video, I did have to tweak a bit. Here's the CSS I have attached to the optin area: .product-lead { background-image: url(/wp-content/thesis/skins/marketers-delight/images/whitebg.png); border-top: 2px dotted #cccccc; border-bottom: 2px dotted #cccccc; } .email-lead .email-form { background: none; } .email-lead .email-form input { font-size: 14px; width: 210px; } @media screen and (max-width: 1080px) { .email-lead .email-form input { font-size: 12px; width: 170px; } @media screen and (max-width: 850px) { .email-lead .email-form input { font-size: 12px; width: 190px; } } @media screen and (max-width: 600px) { .email-lead .email-form input { font-size: 12px; width: 220px; } } .email-lead .text-area { width: 35%; margin-top: -15px;} .email-lead .email-form { width: 65%; margin-top: 30px; padding-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0 !important;} .email-lead { margin-top: -70px; } .email-form p { text-align: left; line-height: 1.5em; font-size: 18px; margin-bottom: 12px; } .email-form ul li { text-align: left; line-height: 1.3em; font-size: 16px !important; margin-bottom: 8px; } .email-form h4 strong, .email-form p strong, #thin-optin .email-form strong { color: $primary_dark; } .email-form ul li em { font-style: italic; color: $primary_dark !important; } .box-outline { box-shadow: 0 0 12px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1) inset, 0 0 6px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2); } I've got some responsive CSS in there to change the size of the optin form boxes for name and email as on different sized screens they move to different places and so have more/less room available (e.g. in portrait mode on an iphone there's one box per line so they have more space, in landscape mode there's a couple of boxes on one line so they have less) The video itself is powered by something called LeadPlayer. It basically plays youtube videos but can overlay them with optin boxes (I don't use that feature here but I do elsewhere on my site). It also makes youtube videos responsive and resizes them to the right size for the device. Lots of other features too - I love it and am using it extensively on my site. Ian
  5. Hi, Over the weekend I switched over my site at http://www.ianbrodie.com from a highly tweaked version of the Genesis/Generate theme to MD3. I'm quite pleased with it. One question - rather than the standard Funnel Page lead with an icon at the top of the box, I'd like to have images. Any ideas how to do this? Shoudl I try to tweak the funnel page lead or use a different box? Thanks Ian
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    Md3 & Thesis 2 New Website Design | Feedback?

    Very nice. I'd try to add some more graphics/pictures above the fold. Since the site is about animated movies I assume visitors would be "turned on" by seeing relevant images as soon as they arrive. Right now all I see on my screen is white text on black with a big optin form - I have to scroll down to get the nice stuff. So I'd be tempted to include some sort of background image over on the left hand side in addition to the bullet points about opting in. It'll make the site feel a bit more in keeping with the theme when peopel first land. Ian