The Genesis Framework, HTML5, And Dynamik Website Builder

This post won’t apply to many since the majority of Dynamik users are running Dynamik in HTML5 mode since that has been the default setting for many years now. But for those who do in fact have Dynamik set to XHTML instead, here’s what you need to know.

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How To Implement A Fixed Header In Your Dynamik Website Builder Designs

These days Fixed Headers and Fixed Navigation are quite popular and can certainly be useful. Recently I’ve read several discussions from Cobalt Apps members asking about the best ways to implement such design attributes into their Dynamik designs. One such discussion resulted in a request for some Dynamik Skin starting points where I provide a stock Dynamik design, with the only customizations being that of the “fixed design” code snippets. So that’s what I’ve done here, with a screencast to explain how it all works. Read more “How To Implement A Fixed Header In Your Dynamik Website Builder Designs”

Learn A Solid Dynamik Website Builder Workflow

Dynamik Workflow

When I build websites with Dynamik I generally stick to a five to seven step workflow that nicely utilizes the tools offered by Dynamik and gets the job done quickly. This is certainly not the only way to work with Dynamik, but my hope is that the following will at least provide our members with a useful framework to follow when creating their own flow that works best with them. Read more “Learn A Solid Dynamik Website Builder Workflow”

Creating Custom Widgetized Page Templates Using Dynamik Website Builder – Thoughts From The Developer

In the screencasts below you will find a detailed walk-through by me, the developer of Dynamik Website Builder, on various ways to create Custom Widgetized Pages using Page Templates as well as other solutions found in Dynamik. Note that this is also relevant to our Genesis Extender Plugin since the features and options used to create these custom widgetized pages are shared by Extender as well. Read more “Creating Custom Widgetized Page Templates Using Dynamik Website Builder – Thoughts From The Developer”

Designing A Website From Scratch Using Dynamik Website Builder – Thoughts From The Developer

Recently I created a pair of unscripted, unedited and quite in-depth screencasts where I went through the process of designing a website using Dynamik Website Builder. The first screencast focused on starting from scratch while the second one went into the process of Importing a pre-customized Dynamik Skin and then working from there.

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Creating Completely Custom Layouts Using Dynamik Website Builder

One of the things that make the Genesis Framework / Dynamik Website Builder combo so amazingly flexible are the many ways in which a page or post can be uniquely structured. From the simplest tweak to the most complex and unique framing of your content, Genesis plus Dynamik provides the tools to get the job done!

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Custom Page Templates The Dynamik Way

The traditional WordPress Page Template provides us with the ability to display our content in a manner that is unique to the “default” page structure provided by our WordPress Theme.

This can be very useful and as simple or complicated as we want/need it to be. From a minor structure change to a complete overhaul of that page’s output, there are really no limits to what a Custom Page Template can do.

Please Note: Since writing this blog post we’ve added several new features to Dynamik that enhance its ability to structure your pages. One such feature is a Custom Template feature that allows you to create these traditional WordPress Page Templates using the Dynamik admin interface. You can learn more about this Custom Template feature HERE. Read more “Custom Page Templates The Dynamik Way”

Repositioning Your Navigation Bars in Dynamik

Dynamik child theme for Genesis was created to help eliminate the time and coding necessary to accomplish advanced design functions on your website.

This is especially obvious when it comes to changing the location of your navigation bars.

The Other Way

Genesis Child Themes require 3 steps to pull this off:

  1. Access your “functions.php” file via ftp or WordPress editor
  2. Locate the appropriate line of code that is repositioning your navigation
  3. Change the line of code to place the navigation where you desire

Once those steps are completed, you save your functions.php file and refresh your browser to see the changes take effect.

Here’s the drawback to that approach. Read more “Repositioning Your Navigation Bars in Dynamik”

How To Add Google Analytics To Your Site

Lets begin by explaining what Google Analytics is and why you want it tracking your website visits etc.

Most importantly, Google Analytics helps you answer some important questions, such as:

  • How many visitors stop by your website each hour, day, week, month, and year.
  • Which page of your website they use to enter your website using (Landing Page)
  • How they found your website, be it social media link or searching for a phrase on Google
  • How long they stayed on your website
  • How many pages of your website they visited
  • What part of the world they came from.

This is all very useful information for getting the most from your website.  Long gone are the days of throwing a static website up to, get your name out there and hoping folks find you and that some of them even need what you have to offer. Read more “How To Add Google Analytics To Your Site”

Integrate Facebook With Your Website

Facebook UsersThree out of every two people on earth visit Facebook each day.

Thats only a mild exaggeration, the point is that many people use Facebook, so it just makes sense to have your website cozy up to Facebook.  This is separate from creating a Facebook Fan Page, like ours for Dynamik Website Builder, for your small business or non-profit organization.

Cozying your website up to Facebook involves possibly using Facebook Comments on your website, or allowing your website to automatically add your new articles/posts to your aforementioned Facebook Fan page, making it crazy easy for your visitors to share you and your content with everyone who can benefit from it. Read more “Integrate Facebook With Your Website”