Discussion on Haiku - Portfolio and Blogging WordPress Theme

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Hello.

Lovely theme. Could you answer a few pre-purchase questions please.

What is the maximum size of photos? Is it possible to use my own logo, if so, what max size can I use?

Thank you. M J

satoridesign

Hey M J,

thank you for taking interest in my work!

To answer your questions:

- Images in pages, posts, and portfolio projects have an auto width and height, limited only by the width of the main (pink-ish) content box. The latter scales with the browser size (fluid layout), but has a maximum width of 1680px. Images inside page/post/project content will have either their natural width, or the width of the content box, whichever is smaller. Thumbnails (featured images) are always stretched to 100% of the content box width.

- The dimensions of the logo are not limited, since the jQuery components automatically scale the entire upper part (menu, logo, sticks) depending on the size of the logo and other elements. It must be noted, however, that very large logos may make the header look clumsy.

Should you have more questions, do not hesitate to ask! You can also create topics on my support forum.

Best, Andrew | Satori Studio

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Excellent work my friend!!!

satoridesign

Thank you AtomTech!

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WOW! Beautiful clean design – congrats!

satoridesign

Thanks, Xepono :)

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Beautiful work!!!! Awesome theme my friend!!! Wish you many sales…;)

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Thank you Juanma!

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I love the concept of this theme, but I’m a bit lost as to how it’s functional. It seems like it’s missing some key things, but maybe I’m just not understanding where to look?

1. Is there a gallery option? I’m not seeing one (which is confusing, given it’s a creative theme…?) Clicking on the portfolio doesn’t do anything except show a single image.

2. Is the homepage configurable? And if so, how?

3. How are the little banners determined? Are they customizable like a menu would be, or are they pulled from portfolio categories?

satoridesign

Hey Michele,

Thank you for taking interest in my work! I really appreciate the comments, since they help me better understand and tackle the potential weaker points of the theme.

Let me answer your questions in the same order:

1). The gallery/showcase is on the front page :) in Haiku, the portfolio is presented as a one-column full width set of items. The blog, on the other hand, is a separate set of posts, has a sidebar, and can be found in the “Layouts” menu. Note that the posts and taxonomies in the blog are separate from the projects, and can be configured individually.

2). As with any WordPress website, the front page can contain either a static page or a blog. In this case, the blog, as mentioned above, is configured to another page, while the front page is a portfolio page, which is used to display the projects. One can also set the front page to be any other kind of page layout, e.g. a simple full-width or a sidebar page.

3). Every item of the “stick menu”, as I like to call it, is fully configurable from the Theme Options panel: you can manually set the icon image, the mouse-over image, the title (appears on mouse over), the link it points to (e.g. in the case of demo they point to portfolio taxonomy tags), as well as height and background color. Any number of sticks can be added, the header resizes automatically depending on their amount. One can also go without any sticks – the logo will then remain on the left, and the menu will float to the right of the header.

Should you have more questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

Best, Andrew | Satori Studio

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Thanks for the great response, Andrew!

I think everything you wrote makes sense, except I’m not seeing the multiple image set of items you reference in answer #1. Everything I’m seeing is a single image. Can you point me to a sample page?

This is really stunning work, aesthetically.

Warmest, Faith

satoridesign

Dear Michele,

do you mean that the front page (http://satoristudio.net/haiku/) contains only one image on your machine? I would be very grateful if you could make a screenshot of the page.

Best, Andrew | Satori Studio

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Hi Andrew,

To clarify, I mean that I’m not finding any examples of a multiple image gallery or portfolio on the site. I’m only seeing single images with titles/descriptions. How does a portfolio or gallery display if there is more than one image in it?

I hope that clarifies the question?

Warmest, Faith

satoridesign

Dear Faith,

the portfolio in Haiku is presented in a form similar to a “blog”, i.e. consecutive items on the front page, each corresponding to a particular project, e.g. a photoshoot or a website development, or a video shoot. Each project item can contain any number of images, videos, image galleries, text, etc. Project items also support post formats. Hope this answers your question :)

Sincerely, Andrew | Satori Studio

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Would you consider putting a multi image portfolio on the demo so we could see what that looks like? I’m guessing I might not be the only one who’d want to see that.

satoridesign

Dear Faith,

do you mean a portfolio with several columns, like e.g. my other theme Fuji, or a gallery post format? The former is not envisaged so far in Haiku, while the latter is already shown in the demo, you can see it as the last project on the front page.

Sincerely, Andrew | Satori Studio

Default-user

Ah, I see. Okay, I get it now. Lovely design.

So then my question becomes, how does the slideshow handle different sized images? Does it resize or can the size/dimensions be manually adjusted?

satoridesign

Dear Faith,

I plan to add automatic height scaling in the near future, so far the gallery only adjusts the width, i.e. it is recommended to have the same proportions for all images inside a particular gallery (e.g. 400×200 pixels and 600×300 pixels).

Sincerely, Andrew | Satori Studio

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Refreshing, elegant work, congrats!

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Thanks Bedros :)

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Hi there, I could use this for a project we are working on. This does not appear to use a 960 grid, so are the css containers sized by percentages? The reason I ask is I need to use a plugin that can use a lot more space than the 960 grid offers.

satoridesign

Hey Thinkwebb,

thank you for expressing interest in my work!

Haiku is built on my own version of the LESS framework and uses a fluid layout: the maximum width of the content box is 1680px, and it scales down proportionally with the screen size using several @media blocks, down to smartphone screen sizes.

If you want, you can tell me which plugin you need to use and how and I’ll test it with Haiku before you make your decision ;)

Best, Andrew | Satori Studio

thinkwebb

It’s a purchased plugin but I’ll send you a copy for testing purposes if you can test it with the theme and let me know that would be great!

thinkwebb

OK, I just sent you a download link. Please let me know if you received it.

satoridesign

Hey Tracy,

I’ve sent you an email ;)

Best, A. | Satori Studio

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Still considering this theme. It’s so simple that it confuses me a bit (not a bad thing, just getting used to it.)

Can the homepage be a single gallery post with a slideshow that starts automatically? Or even a static image?

Also, can the lengths of the stick menu be adjusted or do they configure automatically? For nested menus, I’m guessing I’d have to use the more traditional menu, yes?

Really beautiful. I keep coming back to it…

Warmest, Faith

satoridesign

Dear Faith,

In WordPress, it is always possible to declare a static page as the front page, it can be done in the “Settings -> Reading” admin section. This page can contain any content you like, including images, text, embedded media, sliders, etc. You can also use any of the third-party slider plugins (e.g. Orbit Slider) in case you want some particular functionality for that page.

The stick menu item height can be set for each item individually, it is absolutely up to you which figure to choose. The sticks do not support submenus, for the sake of usability – yet the normal WordPress menu on the right does, as you can bee by clicking e.g. on the first item.

Sincerely, Andrew / Satori Studio

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Hey, I think this is a really great theme. I love the minimalism in it. But these sticky menu bars stretch over the whole screen in the mobile view: http://www.responsinator.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsatoristudio.net%2Fhaiku%2F

Is this intentional?

satoridesign

Hey Krrrks,

thank you for expressing interest in my work!

Yes, the stretched icon menu is intentional – I’ve tested several alternative mobile layouts with various amounts of icons and menu item sizes, and this one seems to be the most convenient for using with fingers on a touchscreen.

Should you have more questions, do not hesitate to ask!

Best, Andrew / Satori Studio


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