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Best thing you can do is get the kid into a routine – it will save your sanity. Bed is at this time, afternoon nap is at this time etc. Stick to it.

Don’t pander to them, don’t go running every time you hear the kid cry. It will be difficult but if you react to every noise or whimper you hear, day or night, then they’ll have you wrapped around their finger in no time.

Try not to use books – they all have different approaches, often conflicting. Use your instincts instead.

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nothing gels. You’ve got 3 different designs here. None of them work together.

1/ Slider section – You’re using clean, modern buttons that clash with the grungy background. It looks cramped and dirty. 2/ Portfolio section – This needs to be totally overhauled – the gradients don’t work at all. 3/ Bottom section – looks like a different site – clean, airy and not bad at all.

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Did two people design that? The top half is indeed terrible – the bottom half is better, but generic.

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This isn’t coder stuff; it’s got nothing to do with code – it’s the fundamentals of running a website and something you’d do well to learn. There’s a wealth of tutorials online showing you how to access your site by ftp and likewise how to backup your files and database.

Try these for starters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nDQz1JQfYA
https://wordpress.org/plugins/backupwordpress/
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Some front page critique:

The body content of the page is nice – I like it. What immediately leaps out is the menu; it’s lost. You’re using a high contrast design red/white/black but the menu is grey on grey and it doesn’t stand out against the content below.

Likewise the advertising banner space – don’t use a dull grey placeholder – invent a company and make a banner – let the viewer see the banner in context. This goes for the sidebar too – add an advertising panel there instead just using the widget header ‘banner’.

The text at the bottom above the footer (‘Italian Magazine is the true etc.) looks very out of place with the large italicised text.

The slider at the top serves no purpose – this is a magazine site – why is there a plain rotating slider of photos with no context. Pull in featured posts with title and excerpt overlayed on the featured image with a link to the full post.

Hope that helps,

Jon.

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Oh dear… lspoor
I can ensure that link didn’t redirect to any site ! i try it now on my mac and windows and it’s ok
if you want me to screeshot the site on mac and windows i can do it !!!

I’m getting a redirect to an ‘ancienthands.com’ domain and a malware alert from AVG, too.

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+1 for being able to view past comments on items.

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This keeps getting brought to Envato’s attention, alongside the slew of self advertising comments on every item but nothing ever gets done about it so don’t get your hopes up.

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Not an author but in Welwyn Garden :)

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Hi,

I’ve tried customising a couple of sliders to achieve this without much joy – is there anything around that can do this:

Ideally looking for the overlapping panels but that’s not so important.

Many thanks :)

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