In this episode of Divi Nation our host Nathan B. Weller sits down with Digital Strategist Marie Poulin to talk about her transition from Web Designer/Developer to Digital Strategy and why more people might want to make the switch.

They also talk about re-branding, what makes outside consultation valuable, and common mistakes WordPress web designers and developers make with clients.

Divi Nation Episode 09: Transitioning from Web Designer to Digital Strategist with Marie Poulin

Marie Poulin is a Digital Strategist and self-described web generalist. In her time as a web designer and developer she discovered that what she was really helping her clients with exceeded the scope of “just web design”. By re-casting her services as Digital Strategy she has been able charge more, extend client relationships, and bring more value to those who work with her.

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This Week in WordPress 07

In this edition of This Week in WordPress our host Nathan B. Weller talks with guest host Marie Poulin about re-branding, what makes outside consultation valuable, and common mistakes WordPress web designers and developers make with clients.

Transitioning from Web Designer to Digital Strategist with Marie Poulin

In this interview guest host Marie Poulin shares her story from graduation to web designer to digital strategist. Together we explore the potential benefits of taking a digital strategy approach to business over a strictly web design approach.

Divi Quick Tip 06: How to Make Divi’s Hamburger Mobile Menu Your Default Desktop Menu

To complete this Divi Quick Tip, paste the following CSS into your custom css panel under Divi > Theme Options > General Settings

@media only screen and (min-width: 980px) {
#top-menu-nav #top-menu { opacity: 0; -moz-animation: fadeOut 0.6s 1 cubic-bezier(0.77, 0, .175, 1); -ms-animation: fadeOut 0.6s 1 cubic-bezier(0.77, 0, .175, 1); -o-animation: fadeOut 0.6s 1 cubic-bezier(0.77, 0, .175, 1); -webkit-animation: fadeOut 0.6s 1 cubic-bezier(0.77, 0, .175, 1); transition: fadeOut 0.6s 1 cubic-bezier(0.77, 0, .175, 1); }
#top-menu-nav #top-menu.menu-visible { opacity: 1; -moz-animation: fadeIn 0.6s 1 cubic-bezier(0.77, 0, .175, 1); -ms-animation: fadeIn 0.6s 1 cubic-bezier(0.77, 0, .175, 1); -o-animation: fadeIn 0.6s 1 cubic-bezier(0.77, 0, .175, 1); -webkit-animation: fadeIn 0.6s 1 cubic-bezier(0.77, 0, .175, 1); transition: fadeIn 0.6s 1 cubic-bezier(0.77, 0, .175, 1); }
#top-menu-nav .menu-toggle { float: right; margin: -8px 0 0 10px; cursor: pointer; }
#top-menu-nav .menu-toggle:after { font-family: 'ETmodules'; font-size: 32px; speak: none; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; font-variant: normal; text-transform: none; line-height: 1; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; -moz-osx-font-smoothing: grayscale; position: relative; content: '61'; }
}

Next, navigate to Divi > Theme Options > Integration and paste the following code into the section titled “Add code to the of your blog”.


Now you can navigate to the front end of your website and test out your new hamburger menu.

Production Notes

This week was the first week in which all of the gear we bought was in use. The list below form last week is up-to-date and should continue to be from here on out.

There are a few improvements I would like to make in future episodes. Mostly to do with lighting and camera settings. Because of the challenge of working with full studio gear in a small space I’ve had to get creative with where my lights are positioned.

I’ve noticed that there simply isn’t enough room for me to simply point the lights at myself the way one normally would with this setup. They’re too bright and they wash everything out or result in lighting that is so flat and uneven that it ceases to be interesting.

In the coming episodes I hope to figure out a good way to light the grey backdrop in a more interesting way as well as settle on some custom camera settings. I’d also like to get a fuller sound out of my boom mic.

As always if you have any thoughts, questions, or comments about the production of Divi Nation feel free to chat me up in the comments section below.

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