Pretty Social Media Images

Social Media is tricky; I freely admit that I struggle with it at times. I don’t really feel that anyone much cares, nor should they care, what I ate for lunch, watch on TV, or where I plan on spending my weekend. Obviously social media’s place in my world is a bit iffy but that doesn’t mean knowing and understanding the appropriate sizing of those social media images aren’t important to me. If you need some assistance formatting images and setting up your social media feel free to contact me. While I may be at a loss for exactly what to post on my social media I am more than happy to help you make your social media visually stunning and uniquely your own.

For those ambitious individuals,  I have come across a few of these helpful articles which are really handy when setting up social media, and this particular article, by setupablogtoday.com, is great because it is also an infographic.

2015 Social Media Image Size Guide

Art and Web Capabilities

I was at a meetup event recently and someone asked about a particular feature they admired and wanted to achieve. After a little detective work it was a parallax website this individual was speaking of. It jogged my brain into rediscovering a beautiful site to show them that goes above and beyond what one would think possible from the web. It is a mix of technology and art that is done so well neither overshadows the other.

Barbara Olszańska-Żywalewska

Parallax is not perfect for a number of reason; one of the big reasons is the speed at which it doesn’t load. It can be tedious and for some people it is not worth the trouble or the extra few seconds it may take to load. I personally appreciate the care given to develop a complex site such as the one above.

Need a little form in your life or website?

Recently I have started recommending WordPress clients use Gravity Forms on their sites rather than relying on free plugin form generators. While free plugins are great and the price certainly can’t be beat, they leave the door open for potential problems. Sometimes those free plugins just break, due to an upgrade or conflict with other plugins, and not always are those broken plugins operated on and brought back to life right away.

Here lies the problem; if someone visits your site and your contact form isn’t up and running.

How do they contact you?
How long has that form not been working?

Once you have your site built and the designer or developer hands you the keys how do you fix that kind of problem yourself? Unfortunately without hiring them again to troubleshoot and fix the problem most people are dead in the WordPress water.
So my best advice on this subject is to invest that bit of extra in your website. A $40 individual license is far more economical than $60-$100 an hour for a developer or design to try and rectify the problem later on. Gravity Forms are fairly easy to learn for even the novice user. Your designer or developer should set you up initially and create what forms you may need to start, but don’t be afraid to ask for a tour or lesson in how to use Gravity Forms. With the purchase of a license you get access to their documentation and support, so if a problem arises you have help right at your fingertips, no developer required.

Want to learn more? Here’s their site: gravity forms