Last night I had a little time to kill so I updated the style sheets on the Suburban Blend Blog. I learned how to edit the css styles of websites because my old Snowrev site was turned over to us by our developer a few years ago as a shit show. At the time I was in a panic because the site was such a mess but all that work to get the site to resemble the way we had designed it resulted in me understanding how these website elements work.
I am still in the process of working on the new SB shop platform and getting every detail dialed before that is released but for now peep the blog and keep up to date with whats happening at Suburban Blend. This new blog update includes a new logo, wallpaper, styles for fonts, colors for fonts, new ads, new video player, adjustment of the home page flash element, added a facebook application and some upgraded content.
Added Sat Oct 2- I had an issue with one of the elements on the side widgets of the blog. Not a big deal but needed some extra thought to figure out. I realized that I can have an ad that will not appear on the home page but will then appear on feature content pages. Billy Bacon jumped in and adjusted some widgets as he thought they should be updated. Together we wrapped this thing up and it turned out really sweet. I did end up adding a facebook – like button widget to the site. I am going to write a tutorial on how to add facebook applications to your wordpress site soon.
Added Oct 3- Working on Sundays are something that I love. Today I posted a flash video player that is branded with the Suburban Blend logo. Its a sick player called Pro Player. I back it 100% and it works so good with WordPress sites. Peep the video I posted HERE. Additionally I received a fairly disturbing email from an old employee of mine as he was upset that his photo was used in the footer of the site. It was a photo that was taken during an all expenses paid trip to Alaska whereas this photographer was hired to be the official trip photographer and gather digital assets like this. Now, he is trying to make a claim for additional funds for use of this photo that was posted to the blog over a year ago now. Lesson learned, You and your business can avoid situations like this with artists by drafting specific contract terms and conditions of use for things like photos before the artist is hired. Even though someone is hired to shoot photos for your company and you pay them a salary, plus all expenses for a specific company trip, they may still try and make a claim against the work they shoot for you on that trip. Easily solved by drafting specific terms for the hire. Its a misunderstanding and shouldn’t be taken personal because sometimes you have to live and make mistakes to learn.
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