Plugins

Plugins are necessary to extend the functionality and improve performance of the website. The goal is to keep this list as short as possible without sacrificing functionality or performance.

Basics

  • Jetpack (included with hosting)
  • Akismet (included with hosting)
  • Avada Core
  • Avada Builder
  • Avada Custom Branding
  • The Events Calendar

Additional

  • Enable Media Replace
  • Instant Images
  • Font Awesome 
  • Formidable Forms Pro ($$)
  • Meta Box AIO ($)
  • Piotnet Grid ($) for testing
  • Rank Math Business ($$)
  • Script Organizer ($)
  • Short Pixel Image Optimizer ($)
  • The Events Calendar Pro ($$)
  • Wicked Folders Pro ($)

Due to a massive performance hit with the latest release, The Events Calendar has been removed.

Images

Almost all of the images on this site come from Unsplash.com . Occasionally, there are images and graphics from Adobe Stock. All photographs used for featured images are save in a 16:9 aspect ratio and a minimum full size of 1400×787 pixels. Attribution is usually included.

Photo by Simon Williams

Design Guide

Fonts

Unless required by a custom layout or other example, the site uses Poppins for headings and Inter or body text.

Title bar fonts are white and use a text shadow to help with legibility on various backgrounds

Heading 1

(clamp(1.4rem,calc(1rem + 3.5vw),4rem)

Heading 2 (40px)

Heading 3 (32px)

Heading 4 (28px)

Heading 5 (24px)
Heading 6 (18px uppercase)

Paragraph text (20px or 1.25rem)

Colors

The site uses a monochromatic style with the foundation starting with a dark blue (#060c28). This pallet was chosen to minimize color perception issues. A few vibrant colors are used sparingly to help bring life to certain elements

Primary

#060c28

#1b1b1b (body text)

#454545 (headings)

#ffffff (white)

Secondary

#0c1955

#122682

#044BD7

#75bffc

#63e6be

#d6eafc

#f0f1f3

Accent

#630f92

#c601d1

 #dd1f45

#ffd43b