Yesterday, I spent a whole day digging deeper into responsive design, mobile-friendliness and parallax backgrounds. I wasn’t a big fan of parallax backgrounds… and after my research and testing: I’m still not a fan of parallax backgrounds;) They’re resource-intensive (often slow/lagging), not mobile-friendly (mostly don’t work on mobile devices), consume bandwidth… and often: they make little sense. They’re a gimmick.
What to do then? Well, I believe that I’ve figured out a simpler, better alternative. At least for Jenna’s (and your) website. I’m looking forward to sharing it with you, in the upcoming About page lesson, coming after the Contact page lesson. The latter is almost ready, I just got productively procrastinating with the above background challenges.
Another reason for the delay of the Contact page lesson: to make it, I had to bring Jenna’s site online. To make the contact form, I’m using the Jetpack plugin’s fine Contact Form module. However, Jetpack can’t work (be activated) on a localhost site. The WordPress.com/Jetpack servers need to access the site.
So… instead of me just moving the site online, I decided to document the process, for you to benefit from it, since I’ve promised you in the DesktopServer lesson that I would show you how to take that DesktopServer/localhost website of yours online. Now I have:) The result is this fine, comprehensive PDF guide on moving a WordPress site, properly. It also includes a few easy yet effective security tips!
I hope you’ll enjoy it? I’d love your feedback on it! This is the first written guide I’ve made for WebMaster Club / Headway Hero, so I’m very keen on your response to it. Let me know in the comments section!