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Twenty Fourteen Theme Image Alignment WIN!

Twenty Fourteen Theme Tweaking (aka Death to Whitespace!)

Twenty Fourteen Theme Default Look

WordPress upgraded the other day and with 4.1 came upgrades to the themes. …And like a dummy I forgot I hadn’t made my changes in a childtheme, so I upgraded without making a backup of Stylesheet (style.css) and lost all my tweaks.

So I had to go back and hunt down the changes I made, saved here for posterity (and if anyone else needed them).

  • How to Resize the Content
  • How to Fix the Image Alignment Issues after Resizing the Content
  • How to Reduce the Whitespace in the Content

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Converting Images to CSS Sprites

I’ve been on a speed kick lately with the site, trying to find ways to make it load faster while keeping the same functionality. I started out by turning off all the plugins I wasn’t using, replacing dynamic widgets with static images… and finally by looking at the Google Page Speed Report and following the recommendations.

The easiest one (at least in theory) was “Combine images into CSS sprites” which meant dumping all of the commonly used images into one PNG file and then using CSS background-image and background-position instead of IMG calls. (more…)

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