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Portfolio Website: Elementor & WordPress, No-code Web Design

teacher avatar Jon Wolfgang Miller, Digital Graphic Designer

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction

      1:46

    • 2.

      Class Project

      3:19

    • 3.

      Technical Backend

      8:25

    • 4.

      Elementor: 101

      4:44

    • 5.

      Portfolio: Hero

      21:42

    • 6.

      Portfolio: Gallery Grid

      18:51

    • 7.

      Portfolio: Gallery Animation & Lightbox

      16:02

    • 8.

      Portfolio: Contact Footer

      14:50

    • 9.

      Mobile and Tablet Design

      17:05

    • 10.

      Launch Your Site

      5:36

    • 11.

      Thank You

      0:50

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About This Class

We all have massive creative skills, and we all want to show them off to the world in an online portfolio.

That can get tough, though. You don’t want to use a pre-built template because that loses your personal style. You want to build it up in WordPress and start from scratch. That is possible if you use the Elementor.com page builder, so in this class I will talk you through all of that. I will show you how to make a unique and cool portfolio website.

At the end of this, you will have your online visual business card out in the universe.

As a professional graphic designer, I will teach you how to use the FREE version of Elementor. 

Here is what you will learn:

  • Wordpress set-up
  • Elementor.com page builder basics
  • Just using the FREE version of Elementor
  • Using the latest setup - Flexbox container and grid
  • Image entrance animation
  • Lightbox display
  • Maps and social media
  • Responsive design to make sure it works on mobile and tablet

This course is perfect for:

  • Beginners—If you have never used WordPress or built a website, this will walk you through the site-building basics and show you how to incorporate those into your beautiful style.
  • Experienced Website designers - For those of you comfortable with WordPress this will show you the best page builder for being super creative, and I will talk you through what needs to be on show in your portfolio, so you can impress anyone who visits

When your portfolio is complete and live, post it here in the projects section, and I’ll give you my full feedback.

For free hosting head over to wordify.com and set up Elementor that way.

You can see the example portfolio I have made in the class here:

jonwdesign.com

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Meet Your Teacher

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Jon Wolfgang Miller

Digital Graphic Designer

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Hello, I'm Jon Wolfgang. I have been a professional graphic designer for 20 years, I focus on digital, print and branding. Also I'm obsessed with the 80s and Super Mario!

I build websites for clients and help them figure out all their SEO. Here I teach Wordpress, and make it simple to use, which is perfect for all us creatives. Wordpress can get a little confusing and a little complex, but when you understand how it all works you realise that anything is possible. Find that perfect balance between technology and all your creative bursts. 

Can you check out all my latest work on instagram on Dribbble and Behance.  

And I live over here at jonwolfgangdesign.com

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1. Introduction: We are all creatives here. We all have huge talents, and we all need an online portfolio so that we can show the world these incredible skills. Maybe you're a photographer, or an illustrator, or a graphic designer. Either way, your portfolio should come from you. It should show off your personality. If you're using Wordpress, you can start with a pre built template, well that's going to lose all of your own personal style. If you start with a blank page though, anything you want to happen can happen. We could do all of that using the elemental page builder. So let's have a look at that one. I'm John Wolfgang Miller. I've been a professional designer now for 20 years, and I'm here to help you build your online portfolio. Wordpress can get a little bit complex, especially if you have never used it before. In this class, I will teach you how to use the Elemental Page Builder. That's an online program where no coding knowledge is needed. It all just comes down to creative design fun. At the end of all of this, you will have the skills needed to create your own portfolio and give it your own personal style. And therefore, you will have the most awesome looking website in the world. Go make yourself a cup of tea and sit down with me and let's get started. 2. Class Project: Your main project here today is to create a single page portfolio website. We are only going to use the free version of elemental here, so you can learn a lot about using this program without having to pay anything. We will then start with your opening hero section, showing off who you are and what your portfolio is about. Then we will take a look at your image gallery. I will show you how to set up a very cool gallery display and also talk you through elementals, animation options, and the image light spots. When that is complete, you will make the footer section of your website where you can include any contact or social media links. When the desktop version of the website is complete, I will show you just how easy it is to get everything working perfectly on both tablet and mobile. Follow each lesson one by one and see if you can build up each part yourself before moving on to the next one. If you would like to make the exact same website as I am making here just to build up all your skills. Or you can download the images I am using inside the resources section here. Download this whole file and upload everything to your media library. Or if you now feel comfortable enough with elementor, use your own images and show me your own cool portfolio with your own cool style. In this class and in all of my classes, I will be covering a lot of different things and showing a lot of different skills. I recommend as you go through to play and pause the videos. And if you need me to repeat any part of this class, just press this 15 second button, enough time so you can just rewatch that whole part again if you're having any problems with the video quality. You can see here in Skillshare, we'll just come here and click on this Cog settings icon. It is set to auto and depending on your Internet speed, it may not show up at the highest quality possible. Just try changing this to either 720 or 1080 pixels, and you will instantly see a big quality change. When you have finished the whole class. Make sure you upload a link and a screenshot of your website Up here in the project section. I will give you my feedback straight away. I also love getting reviews from all my students to see what worked best for you in this class. Come in here and leave me a full review. Okay, let's get started. 3. Technical Backend: Here we are at elementor.com This is the first place you would normally come to if you're trying to set up the Elementor Page Builder. You may already have this set up. If you do feel free to move forward to the next lesson or just stick around for a couple of minutes, make sure you have it all set up correctly. Now we just want to use the free version of Elementor for this class. However, the problem is with any website, you always have to pay for hosting. Hosting is the company that stores your website for you and alimento do all this themselves, but there is a fee. However, as we just want to use the free version of Elementor, I will show you a way right now to set up a free hosting option. Here we are at Word. Wordafi offer a free version of Wordpress hosting. If you come up here and you go to compare products, you will see that they have paid versions and they also have a free version. This is for a free dev site. That's a free development site. Meaning if you just want to play around with Elementor to get used to the program, choose this one. There is a link for word down here in the About section of this class. When you come here, click Learn more then go sign up. It's free. Enter your first name, last name, e mail password, et cetera, in here. And then click sign up. The first thing you need to do, just verify your E mail address. Then come in here and click Create New site on this page. First entering your site name. Well, mine is John Wolfgang Design. Then in the temporary URL, you can just leave that blank because we're just doing the test version of this site. However, if you want to use something more related to the site you're putting together, we can enter that in here. Jw design over here at location. This is where the server will run from. You want it either in the country you live in or the closest country. So it runs as fast as possible. Well, I live in Australia. Let's choose Australia. Then scroll down to this section. Select the type of site again. We are going for the free version here. Choose Deb Site, and then click Add Site. You will see the spinning wheel for a little bit. When that is finished, it will bring you to this page. And all you need to do in here is click on the Wordpress logo here on the right. In this pop up, it will show you the username and the password for logging in to your Wordpress back end, you will see that the user name is Word and this is the password shown here. Just click on this little icon and that will copy the password. Then click continue to WP Admin on this page, enter your username as Word define, then paste your password down here and click Sign in here. We are now in the Wordpress dashboard. We can now start building everything from here. If you've never used Wordpress before. Well, I'll just quickly show you the menu for everything is over here on the left elementor. The Page Builder is a plug in. First of all, we need to install that. Come over here to Plug ins and click Add New Search Plug Ins. Here you are. Element or Website Builder install now, then click Activate, not bring you through to this page. This is where you do need to set up an elemental account. Again, we're just going to do it with the free version, create my account and enter in your e mail and your password. Then it will say, let's connect your site. You are now an elemental customer. To get started with any Wordpress site, you always need to start off with a theme. This is the back end of your whole website creation elementor has its own main theme, which is called Hello. Click on here and continue with the Hello theme. Now let's give your site a name. We already have that because we set it up earlier. Have a logo look, we can do that, but let's just skip that one. For now, that's a wrap. Now skip this. We'll come back into the elementor editor. Before we start building our website, we just need to check a few settings inside the dashboard. We need to exit this page. First of all, to set this up, let's go over to the hamburger menu over here on the left. And choose User Preferences. Down here it says exit two, and you have a few options here. The one we want is this one, WP dashboard, select that. Then come back up to your hamburger menu and choose Exit. Then it says Leave site. Just click Leave. Or if you do already have the latest version of Element or installed, this is where you find those options. Just go up here to the Elementor logo and click on this. Then choose User Preferences here. Make sure WP dashboard is chosen. Click back on the Element or Logo, and then click it to Wordpress. That will bring you back here into your dashboard. Now we need to just check a few settings inside the Elementor Plug in, Come over here on the left to Elementor, hover, and choose Settings. The first one we want to select is about the default colors and default fonts. The way Elementor is set up is that it will use the colors and fonts already set up in the Hello Elementor theme. Because we want to be super creative, we want to disable this simply. Just check this box. And check this box and click Save. Now come up here to Features. If you have the latest version of element, or you probably don't need to change anything in here, but if you have an older version or you just want to check the correct elements are active, come in here to features. First of all, scroll down to grid container, it says Default. Just change that to active and click Activate. Next editor, top R. This is the latest editor version of elementor. If you're using the latest version, this probably is already set up. But come in here anyway and choose active. Then scroll down in this section, stable features. Scroll down to this one that says flex box container and just make sure that is active. When you have those three elements active, scroll down to the very bottom and click Save Changes. Now everything is set up and we are ready to start building your website. 4. Elementor: 101: Now that is set up, come over here to pages and select all pages. As you can see here, a couple of pages come automatically with the theme. We do not need either of these pages, but that one is live that has been published as you can see over here. Let's just turn that off because it's just an empty page that doesn't need to exist. If we hover over here on quick edit, you have a few options here, but the one we're looking at is status. As you can see, it is published. You can change that to a draft. Now we're going to create our own live page. That's very simple. Click Add New. You will come through to the regular Wordpress editor. First of all, let's scroll up here to add title and add the title of our page, John Wolfgang Design. Then come over here to the right hand side where it says Summary, and click on the drop down menu. Then go to this section called Template. And click on where it says Default Template. In this drop down menu, choose Element or Canvas. This means we are using the element or theme and using the canvas one that's the plan, clear one that has nothing else going on. Then scroll up here to save draft and click that. When you've done all of this, come over here to the left where it says Edit with Elementor. And that will take us into the Elementor page builder. Welcome back to the element or editor. As you can see, we're using the latest menu version. And it's always good to just come in here and have a play around with all of the settings in here, just so you know where everything is. Before you get started, I'll quickly run through each part of the menu bar at the top here. First of all, this element or logo, that's a drop down menu. In here we have the theme builder. Don't worry about that. That's just a pro element we are not using today. History. Well, obviously if you make an error you can go back to previous versions and keyboard shortcuts. That's just telling you all of the shortcuts to speed up the whole process. I guess. Then the plus icon add element, this is where you'll see all the elements, all of the widgets that we'll be using on this website, this drop down menu that's set up into different subsections, layout, container, and grid. That's what we used to start building all of the elements, each section of our website. You've got your basics, you've also got your section. Obviously you can see a little padlock element on top of all of these, but don't worry about that. We can't use any of these, but none of that is needed for anything we're going to build to date. We're just completely using the free version so we can close that part. And then you get all the general settings, everything you're going to need in here, image carousel, testimonials, et cetera, that's the elements. Then we have site settings. This is where you can change settings that will work across the entire website. If you're building a website with multiple different pages, any setting in here will be relevant on every single page that you build. Then if we close this one and then click on this one that says Structure, you get this little pop up window. This used to be called the Navigator. If you're familiar with older versions of element, it was called Navigator. It's now called structure, but it does the exact same thing. I'll talk through that as we start building your website. Then next, this is the responsive section. This is very important and we'll come on to this later on in the class. This is where we can select different devices, desktop, tablet and mobile. Then this one here, Preview Changes. This is great because as you are working on the website, you can click Preview Changes, and then you can see how it would look for everybody else looking at your website when it goes live. That's everything. Now we can start building your website. 5. Portfolio: Hero: Let's start building the hero section of your website. What I'm going to show you here is how to do a full page opener. Scroll up here to the plus. Let's choose the flex box as we want it. 50, 50. Let's choose this one of two columns that has dropped in our container. There's just two things we want to change here, the height and the width. First of all, the height, as you can see, it splits here, but we want this to fill the entire page. Let's just click on the dots at the top and make sure we have edits container on the left. Then come over to this section where it says minimum height. Then this little drop down menu over here on the right where it says x in here, choose H. H stands for visual height. This comes as a percentage in terms of the height we want it to fill. 100% of the page. Literally, just write 100 in here. You will see that has dropped every section down to the very bottom of the page. We have our height sorted. Next we are looking at the content width again, over here on the left, as you can see, it is currently boxed. We don't want it to be boxed. We want it to be full width. As you can see over here, you have the sort of dotted line and then an empty space to the left and to the right. We change it to full width, it goes to the full width of the page. You can, however, still see just tiny little spaces in between. This is a default setting inside Elementor, where it automatically adds a margin or a padding to each container that you put on the page. To quickly show you how to change that, just right click anywhere on the page and bring back the structure. Then choose the container in which you want to take out the padding. Let's just go with the main one here. Click on the top level here, the main holding container. Then come over here on the left to Advanced. These are the two sections we're looking at here. It's both margin and padding. They are set to the default element or sizes, however, to take out that margin And that padding simply put zero in here. And do the same in padding, As you can see, when I change one of them, it changes all of them. And that is because as you can see here, the values are linked together. If you ever need different amounts on either side, just click on this button to unlink them. And then you'll see you can add different amounts, 50 at the top, 50 at the bottom, but still zero on left and right, but we want zero over all. Then you can choose to do that on all containers in here by selecting them one by one. Now I'm going to add three different things. First of all, I'm going to change the background color of the main container. Then I'm going to show you how to add an image to the left hand side and how to add the text to the right hand side. First of all, let's start with the background color. Let's go to the main container over here in the structure. Then over here on the left, choose style. This is where you can change the background of this entire container. In terms of background type, you have a few different options. Classic, that would just be a straight color gradient. One color blending into another color or video or slide shows, that's multiple images sliding from one to the next. Have a play around with that yourself. See what works for you. However, I want to keep this simple and just drop in a classic color. I'm going to click on this icon. Now you have two choices. You can choose to add a color, or you can add an entire image. I am looking for a color in this section. Therefore, I'm going to come over to this gray box that is crossed out that is showing no color has been selected. This is the color picker. You can choose your color in here or you can manually enter in a hex code. First of all, this one up here will choose the color and this is the opacity of that color. Let's set that one to 100% the color that is selected in here. Well, that's black, that's why it's gone 100% black. If I drag this one to the left and right, it will give me different options above. Now I'm looking for a pink, magenta color. I'll drag it to this point. However, you can see down here, I'm still selecting the black version of that color. If I just grab this little icon and drag it up and down, it will allow me to select around here and choose the color I am looking. Because this icon is at the top. I can now play around with this one. Just choose a color that really represents who I am and my style. The other option is to manually enter a hex code down here. You don't know what a hex code is, or you need some advice on picking colors, where to look for them. Leave me a question in the discussion section here and I will get back to you as soon as possible. However, I have a favorite color. What I'm going to do is paste that in here. I'll highlight all of the text in here. And then paste in my chosen color, that is 00f. This is the color that I use with all of my branding. My business card would have this color. My logo would have this color. It's important that if you have a chosen color to be consistent. Now I'm going to add a background image for the first container, the one over here on the left. Come back over here to structure and select that container. Now if you would normally like to add an image, the way that is done as you come over here to the plus, then you choose the image section here in Basic and drag and drop it into the container you would like it to appeal. However, there is a problem with this. The image does not fill the entire space that we have for this container. That is not possible, as it will be displayed on different devices, at different sizes, et cetera. Let's delete that image, right click and choose delete. Then come back up here to Container. Click on that. Then come over here on the left to edit Container and choose Style. Make sure you're in this background section again from background type, choose Classic. This is where we're going to choose an image rather than a color as the background. Click here on the plus. I will click on here to select the file that I want to upload from my computer. In this folder, I have two images of myself. I would like to choose this one here, and when it has uploaded, just choose Select. As you can see, that has dropped the image of me in as the container background. Therefore, it fills the entire container. Fortunately, however, the crop of it isn't quite right, is it? It's too big. So it's cutting off half my face to edit that. Come over here to the left. Look at these sections over here. Position, attachment, repeat, and display site. First of all, let's start with position. It's set as a default one, but this is where you can choose the position. Whether you want it to be the left, the right, the top, the bottom, I'd like it to be in the middle. So I'm going to choose center, center. Well, that's a very good start. That looks good then in terms of repeat. Well, this means you can have the same image repeated many times inside the box. I don't want that. I'm going to choose no at then from display size, this is the important one. You have a few options here. You can choose cover or you can choose contain. You choose, that's it. That means you can see the whole image, and that's why you have empty space at the top and the bottom. I'm going to choose cover because as you could see, that has filled the box perfectly. The image now goes to the very top and the bottom of the page, and then the only split is on the left and the right. However, I can see everything. I can see my face, I can see my computer, my arm, my cup. It's all good, so I'm going to stick with this one. Now we have that done. Well, just a little tip for you here. I recommend just constantly keep saving this as you go, because if your computer crashes, you can come back to what you've just done. You don't have to do it again to do that. Let's just come over here where it says Publish. Click on this little drop down arrow and click Save Draft that's saved. Meaning if your computer crashes now you'll still come back to exactly what you've got. Okay, we have the left hand side of our hero. Let's work on the right hand side. Let's highlight this container. What we want to do in here is add text. Let's go over here to the plus, let's choose heading, and then drag that one in. Now this has just dropped in already the default text to all the default settings. You'll see over here on the left hand side, Well, first of all we have the title, that's the text that will appear. What I would like to add here is my name. So I'm going to put in John Wolfgang Miller. Next we're going to choose the HTML tag. Click on this drop down menu, and you'll see H 1h2h3, et cetera. H stands for headed. This is a set up for Google reasons, for SEO reasons. Meaning H one is the introduction heading, the introduction title to your page. And then further headings that you have will follow down below to you choose H two and H three if it's a subheading as this is the introduction to our page is the main one. I'm going to choose H one. And a little tip for you should only really only have one H one on the page and it should be the first thing that appears. Any questions on titles, any questions on H one headings and SEO. Again, pop that into discussions and I'll get back to you ASAP. Now we will take a look at the position of this text inside the container. Let's come back over here to the container, click on this one, then you want to choose Layout. Over here on the left, we are looking at Justified content, and we are looking at Align items. First of all, justify content. This chooses where it will appear inside the container it's already set to start. We can choose the center, or we can choose end. I'll just show you end. It's the very bottom where we want it. We want it in the center. Let's choose that then, a ligne items. Well, that means again, it's automatically set to start at the end, that side or again in the sense. Let's choose center. I have the position of my text sorted. Let's click on the text again. Either choose Heading up here in the structure. I actually just click on the text itself. Then come over here to style. This is where we can change the way that this text appears. We can choose the alignment that we want it to be left aligned, centralized again. We can change the color, and we can change the typography used at the moment, it's left aligned, and I'm happy with that. However, the color, well, I don't want it to be black on a agenda background. Let's click on this one. Let's just drag this little icon up here to the far left that is going to choose pure white. Pure white is always represented with six, whichever color you have selected down here, the far corner on this side, and that side will always be pure white and pure black. Well, I want pure white. Next up, I'm going to move the structure on over here so it's not covering my text. Then I'm going to choose this pen icon over here. For typography, this is where you can choose everything you want about the typography that is showing. You can choose the family. In here and you can choose system. These are the basic ones that you see everywhere. Google ones, the ones that are free from Google. Then it just goes on forever. This really, there's possibly other settings inside this, but yes, as you can see, there's just many different fonts in here. We'll come back to that one. What I'm actually going to do is select one that I already know about. This goes the same way as the color I have chosen as the background. I have a chosen font that I use across my entire branding. If you would like some information on where to find fonts, where to find ideas for typography. Again, just message me in discussions, however I'm going to write in this one that I know and I know I love, It's called Bunge. This is a great font because it really represents me. It's very big, It's very bold and has this like '80s style to it. With the text in a solid white color, it works very well on top of the bright Agena background. Let's choose Bunge. You have some other options in here. This one weight, well, this is appropriate if you've chosen one that has multiple different weights, something like Futura or Helvetica, they will have multiple different options of thin extrate light. This one is just one single bold one going to leave that as is as the default in terms of transform. Well, you can choose whether it would be upper case, lower case capitalized. That just means the first letter of every word is capitalized. However, as you can see, this is already an upper case font. I don't need any of this. The only one I'm going to look at inside here is size. It's too small at the moment, what I'm going to do is just drag this one to the right and make it a lot bigger. I think an about there is how big I want it to be. I want it to fill a lot of space inside this container. As you can see, there's quite a big problem with that in that, well, it's too big to fit inside the container. What we need to do here is something which he works for, my style works for my name. I'm going to split up the word a little bit to do that. I'm just going to show you some very simple basic coding things, I promise. No code, but this is a really simple one that it's good for you to know about. Come up here to content. This is the title that we have in here. What I want to do is split up the word Wolfgang into two words, Wolf and Gang. To do this, I just selected in this title box the word Wolfgang and Click in the middle of it. All I'm going to do in here is put in some code. First of all, on your keyboard, choose this bracket, the pointy one, which on a Mac book is down at the bottom light, choose the left hand side. Then write in these two letters R and then choose the one on the right hand side. There you go. You'll see it has split up Wolf and Gang into two separate words. However, well that's messed it around now have John and Wolf on the same line. How am I going to fix that? Well, first of all, I'm going to go to the words John and Wolf to take out the space that was already in there and then add in another break. There we go. I really like that. That works really well now. John Wolf Gang Miller. I think even the word Miller doesn't really split quite as well, but it's six letters. I'm going to put a little split in between the L and the L. Again, same problem between gang and Mill. Let's put a break in there. There we go, John Miller. That really sums up me, who I am and you know what? I think the display of that works really well. Little tip for you here. This little arrow on the left hand side, that's a great element or setting where you can hide the panel. I click on that, everything else disappears, including the structure window. Now I can see exactly how this would look to everybody who visits my website, because this is what they would see. Now let's just click on the arrow again to bring back all the tools. Then let's save it again. Up here on Save Draft, we now have a completed hero section. Let's move on to your portfolio gallery. 6. Portfolio: Gallery Grid: Now we're going to add another section below the hero. Let's scroll down. What we're going to look at here is two things, containers and grids. It's basically going to be a grid inside a container and then containers inside a grid. I will show you how to use those different elements and this will show you a very cool way of presenting your whole gallery. We're going to start with a regular container. Click on the plus, choose flex box, then just choose this one. A single column pointing deck. Then let's go up here to the plus. Let's choose the grid and drag that into the container. This is a grid. The way a grid works is you can choose the number of columns and the number of rows in each column. It's always the exact same width. It gives you a nice even layout. I'm going to go for four columns. I want all of that to display on one row. This is how my grid looks. Now what I want to do here is drop in a number of different images so that I create a really cool display grid that shows off a lot of the different things I have done in my career the way you would normally do this. Again, you'd come up here to the plus and you drop in an image that would drop an image into that column. However, if I then try and drop in another image in the same column, it won't sit in there, it automatically moves on to the next part of the grid. You can only have one thing inside each column. However, I want to have multiple different images. This is what I need to do. Again, come up here to the plus and choose a container and drop a container in to the column. What you can see here is a container inside a column of the grid that's inside a main container. What this now means is with this container, I can drop multiple different images in there. What I'm going to do is delete these two images that are here on their own. I will hover over this pink icon, right click, and choose delete. Same on this right click. Delete. Now what I want to do is drop an image inside this container, Over here to the left to the widgets, drag the image and drop it in. Then if I want to add another one below it, again, come over here to the plus, select image and drop it in. As you can see here, we have the little pink line that is either above or below. That means it will sit inside that container, either above or below the image that is there. Let's just drop it in below. Now we go, we now have two images inside a container that sits inside that column. I think I want three or maybe four images inside this container. I can just go up here to add element and add another one in. But a faster way to do that, come over here to structure. We are inside the container and we know that we have these two elements inside the container. You can see it's set up here with a little drop down menu where things in set to show what is inside it. All I'm going to do is just hover over the last image, right click, and then choose Duplicate. I will do that twice. I now have four images inside this container. Now what I want to do is recreate this three more times. Again, that's going to take a long time to do it all manually. All I'm going to do is select this container here. I'll just turn the arrow off so I can't see what's in it. Then I'll right click on that. Duplicate that date, that this is what I have here. Now if I click on the arrow, have a grid that is set up and that will show off all the different parts of my portfolio. Let's go back into the editor first up. Well, as you can see from the spacing here, it is boxed and that is what we want. We actually want a bit of white space either side of this main container, because from a design point of view, white space is very important. It helps frame everything that is inside it. First up, I just need to play around with spacing a little bit inside this main container. Obviously, we have a little white space on the left and right. Let's add one in at the top and the bottom. Let's choose the main container. Come over here to advanced again. We're going to play around with the margin and the padding. What I want to do is unlink the values on both. Let's put a padding of 100 pixels at the top and 100 pixels at the bottom. As you can see, now we have a nice white space around the whole grid that looks great. It just gives it a bit more breathing space when you have multiple images, that's very important. Now the one thing that is slightly wrong here, and look, I'm a graphic designer, I always notice these sorts of things, is I want this to be even. You can see that the space that's in between these two images is shorter than the space that is in between each column. That's again because of the default setting on each container is inside this grid. Let's go over to container one, come to Advanced, and let's change all of these to zero. Again, you can see it all lines up properly. Then what I will do is write to click on the first container copy and then on the remaining containers style style style. Now, there we go. That's perfect. I don't get a graphic designer headache anymore. I can see an absolutely even space in between the columns and the rows of. Now I just want to start adding in each individual image. Let's go to the first image over here. Click on the pencil icon, top right over here on the left where it says Choose image again, you'll just see the gray placement image in there At first, we don't want that, obviously. Let's click on this image. When I open up the media library, I can see every single image that I have uploaded. If you want to know a little bit more about uploading images, we'll go to my profile on skill share and look for this video that will quickly talk you through what should be done when we upload images to Wordpress. What matters is the ratio of this image, the file size, and the file name. Watch this short video, you'll understand a little bit more. When you have all of your images ready to upload or click on here and select Files. What I have here is three different image folders. They are all of different ratios, some of them are three by two, some are two by three, and some are square. Just open up each one of these to show you. Let me change this to list in terms of the three by two. Every image that I have in here is set up to that exact ratio, three by 23 by 23 by two. Then I have the same images that are all set up to two by three. All the lungs. That worked as a two by three anyway. Then the last choice I have is square one by one. Again, same images, same content, just presented in different ways. What I'm going to do here is upload every single one of these images. I'm not going to use all of them, but I've made sure that all of my image file sizes are as small as possible, therefore, it doesn't take up too much space in my website back end. First of all, let's choose all the square ones, light, each one of these. Choose open. When they have all uploaded. Come here to upload files again, select files, choose two by three, and upload all of those. Then the final 13 by two. Upload those as well. When they are all uploaded, just choose the first one you want to appear in your gallery. I'm going to choose a three by two. I think I'll choose this one here. 51 Art Gallery. Now you may be asking, why have I uploaded different ratios of all the same images? Well, this is just to be a bit more creative. While it was important to have all the spaces in between, rows and columns the same, I don't feel it's important to have the size or the ratio of images all the same. Let me just show you. Let's choose number two. Image number two in this column. In here, I want to drop in a square image. Well, those were the first ones that I uploaded. Let's choose one of those. Maybe this one dive in Fiji. Then I want to select a two by three ratio, a portrait image. Let's click on Edit Image. Choose the image up here. Those were the second ones that I uploaded, weren't they? Let's scroll down to one of those. Maybe this one here. Yes, that's a two by three. And it's a girl wearing a T shirt that I designed for a company called Get. Let's select that. There we go. We now have a little bit of variety in image, shape, and size. What this also means is that it's not always lined up around here that catches your eye a bit more, makes one thing stand out more than something else. Looking at this, you know what I think on the basis that I have a lot of different sizes inside this column, I think three images would probably enough. I don't think I need four. Let's just go down and delete this last one. Right click on the icon and choose Delete. Now what I'll do is just add three different images to each column, images that are different ratios. And then we can have a play around with the position of all of them and just see what works best in terms of creating a creative grid. I will just start by deleting the fourth image from each column. Delete that one. I may change my mind at some point. It may work better. If I wanted maybe 43 by two images to leave four in that column, that happens. Not a problem. I just add in another image widget. But now I'm just going to select a different variety of images that best show off my graphic design portfolio. Have a play around with this and try and choose a good variety of images. Some that can be a bit more long distance, some that are a bit more close up, some that have people, some that don't. It's good to add a bit of variety in there. Just pick what you feel best. Shows off who you are and your style, your highlighted elements. You don't have to show everything you've ever done in your career. Just pick the best bits. Now what works really well about this grid is I've got a bit of variety. If I just click on the arrow, it all fits with inside a single desktop page. I like that as people scroll through my website, they see this hero section where they see me and my name. And then as they scroll down, they can see everything in one go. That's very cool. However, I think I can still just play around with the display here, with the structure of everything. Let's click on the arrow. I think what I want is as we have different alignment at the bottom of each column, I don't think we should have the same alignment at the top. What I'm going to do is just centralize the content on each container in each column. Let's go back to structure over here. Even if I just close the menu on each one here, the first 1.1 I want to do for all of them, click on the Container, come over here to Layout, and then choose Justify. Content again to center. And then Align items again to the center. Now, that didn't move anything around, why? Because it's in the grid. And this is actually the tallest columna of all of them. However, I right click on this container, choose Copy, then choose Paste. On the next three, we'll see what happens. Paste Style. There we go. Paste Style A Style. Now if I click on my little hide panel arrow, there we go. That looks really great. That just feels a bit more creative. Now as someone scrolls down from the top, they're seeing everything displayed in a beautiful pattern the way it's not necessarily in a grid, but it is in a grid. If that makes any creative sense, let's just click on the arrow here. Now, just one little thing. The more I look at this, I don't know. I think it's just a little bit off in terms of the placement of each image. I think I want it to be like taller on the two in the center and then a little bit shorter on the ones on the left or the right. What I'll do is show the panel again. All I'm going to do is just drag one image from one place to another place just to play around with it. First of all, I want this image of the girl to sit in column two at the top here. All I'm going to do is hover over the pink, edit image icon. Hold down on my mouse and drag it up to the top above this next image. There you are, it is dropped into that container. You can see over here on structure two images in this container. We now have four maybe. Let's just move this one down here, back to the place where the last image was. Yes, there we go. Okay, I'm really happy with that layout now. Now, each container, well, it has a different height, so they're not lining up exactly. None of these sections line up, do they know they don't Works like a little bit of a maze for your eyes to run around. I think that's a great gallery display of all of my best work. Let's go back to the editor and let's save the draft. 7. Portfolio: Gallery Animation & Lightbox: Now I want to show you two more cool things that you can do inside elementor with your images. We're going to look at the light box display. That's what your users will see if they were to click on an image. But first of all, we're going to look at animation. What I want to show you for the animation, you have many different options for this inside elementor. What we can do is we can take each element and we can make it turn up in a certain way. I will start by showing you how this would work for the entire grid. I'll just click on the grid and then come over here to advance. What we're looking at here is motion effects. The part we want to look at is entrance animation. The moment is set to default, which just means it won't do anything. However, come in, you drop down menu and you actually have loads of different options here. Just pick a random one or something. These ones are always funny. Attention seekers. Bounce just means that the entire grid will just bounce in as someone scrolls down to that part of your page flash, it's quite nice actually. Pulse, yeah, there's loads of different weird things you can do with that. This just depends on your style and what you feel best represents you. However, even though I like to be creative, I'd like to keep it quite simple and quite neat. The one I always choose for this is a simple fading and you can see that came in quite fast there. However, you can play around with that animation duration set to normal. Just set it to slow. There we go. That's a much nicer, slower entrance. What we have there is animation for the entire grid to display at once. But what I want to be a little bit more creative and do something slightly different for each image inside the container. Let's just turn that off. To do that, and click on this little x here. And that takes it back to either the default setting or you can choose not. Now, the entire grid has no entrance animation. What I will do is change the entrance animation for each image. Let's just go to the first one again, 51, click on Edits image, then come over here to Advanced and scroll down to Motion Effects. And this is just for this image entrance animation. Again, I will choose fade in. Again, I will choose Slow. Now when a user scrolls down to this part of the page, just that single image will display. I want all of them to display. If I was just to select every single image and choose the exact same thing, it all turn up at the same time. That's exactly what we just try to avoid from the grid. Animation. For instance, if I was just to choose the next one, dive in Fiji. Come in here, choose motion effects, entrance, animation, fade in, and then choose Slow. We'll tell you what, let's just have a look at how that looks. Now for users to do that, let's come up here, let's click Save Draft. Then let's just click on this little eye to preview the changes that brings me into the page. This is how all your users will see your website. Then as I scroll down to the gallery section, you'll see both of them faded in there. Just do that a little bit faster so you can see it. Let's reload. There we go. So they're both fading in, but they're both fading in at the same speed. Let's just go back to our editor. What I want to look at here is an animation delay, a slight delay of when the animation happens. We can see the first one here, 51, with a motion effect. That one can stay as it is. Let's go to dive in Fiji. Let's go to motion effects slow. Let's put a delay of 500 milliseconds. I'll show you the speed of that in a second, then truly Oz. Let's change that, 12,750 million. Let's save the track, preview the changes then. As I scroll down, you will see that these three images come in at slightly different speeds. Let's reload the whole page again. There we go. That's perfect. These three images come in at slightly different times. All I want to do now is pick a completely random time for every single image so that they all fade in, but none at the same time. Let's go back to the editor and I'll change them all to a different speed. I'll just work on each one of these super fast, but take your time over this yourself. Play around with different speeds for each one. And keep reopening and reloading the page so you find a good balance that works perfectly for you. This is how the gallery now appears. When they scroll down, you'll see they all come in at slightly different times. That's a really cool creative style that you can add to your own portfolio. Let's just reload this one. There you go. Like that. They have a grid that's presented in a kind of cool way, that is animated in a very cool way as well. That will catch people's attention every time. Now one more thing to look at that is the light box setting. Let's go back to the editor. Now, I would like to show you the light box setting. This is something that you can add to your portfolio website. When users come to visit, they can click on the image, see the image a lot bigger, and find out a little bit more about what you did on this job. This is very easy to set up. Come over here to your first image and click on your edit image icon, Then come over here to content on the left. What we're looking at here is the link section. They have two options. In this drop down menu, you can add in a custom URL if you'd like to send users through to a different website, maybe to show the project that you worked on. But what we're looking at here is the light box, so let's choose media file. The light box is set to the default settings. What this means is when someone comes to your website and they click on the image, this is what they will see. Just click on the arrow so you can see more. You see the image displayed almost full screen with a couple of icons over here. This is fault, Screen out, Share, and close. It has this light black background that looks really cool and that's a great way to show off your whole portfolio. People can click on what they like in the gallery and choose to see a lot more. However, I want to make a few changes to this. I'd like to change the color of the background. I want a little bit more information to appear down here below the image, just to explain the project that I worked on to all of my users. Let's close this one on that arrow. Click on this image again, make sure you have saved your draft before you do this. Then come over here to light box panel and click on this. This will bring up site settings. It's the light box inside the site settings, meaning whatever you change here will change across the entire website. You have a few options you can choose from here. These are the four icons that we're displaying on the top right when we looked at this earlier. So screen zoom, share, et cetera. Then you'll see title and description. This is what will display below the image that's already set up to display. The problem is we've not set that up for this image or any of the images. I'll show you how to do that in a few seconds. First of all we want to change is the background color. I like that light black. But because I have a very bold and bright website, like a more bright, bold color, to go in there again, you can come over here, click on this icon and choose your own color. Or a quicker way of doing this, or one that you have full control over, is to click on this icon here. This will show you the global colors of your website. These have all gone in as the default settings. Inside element or primary color, Secondary color, text, color, accent. If you were to click on this icon over here, you can go where you can change those settings. Meaning that anywhere across the website, if you're choosing this primary color, it will change across the entire website. However, for now, I'm very happy with this bold, bright blue, A Ion color. I'm going to choose that one then. To be honest, there's nothing else I really need to change in here. But you do have other options. You can play around with these yourself. Tall bar icon size, let's set that a bit higher. These are the little icons that were to the far right. They were a little bit small, maybe. Let's set them 225. Save this and then come back in if you need to change anything or take it back to how it was before. Let's save this and then go back to the editor. Then let's click on this first icon and see what that looks like. There we go, let's click on the arrow. We now see this much brighter, bolder, blue background. We see slightly bigger icons at the top here. I think they work really well. And they're great that they're in white because I think that works well on this background color. What you can see down here, this is what we looked at a second ago, the title and description of the image that will display down here. The problem is we've not set it up to that image. Let's go back to the editor. Let's just close this one up here. Then click on the arrow, then select your first image. Then hop over here. It says Choose Image and click on the image. Again, this will not change which image is chosen. It will allow you to edit both the title and the description. The text information for each image is always set up over here on the right hand side. Now the title, this is what you could see already in the light box, has automatically been taken from the file name. Therefore, it has all these little, these little lines in between each word. I'm just going to take those out. The highlight, delete, then you description. Well, this is where you can just write in the description of what image is about. This is from an art gallery called 51. I've already written out my description. I'm going to paste it into here. There you go. A tote bag with a 51 logo showing off the black and white branding. Perfect. Now let's choose Select. Now when I click on the image, you will see how it now looks. So let's click on the arrow. We have the bright blue background and then we have the title and the description. This is great. Users can come to the website, They can choose an image, they can click on it, and they can find out a lot more. Click on your arrow. Now all you need to do is go through every single image and do this for each one, because obviously the description is different for each one. Let's click on this one edit image up here on the left or image title. Let's take out these dashes again then let's write in the description. While this was two covers for diving in Fiji sponsored by the BG Tourism Board. And select now, when I click on that one, you'll see the full information below. Now all I need to do is go through and add this to every single image. When that is done, we are all set up. Let's just save this. Let's take a look at the changes. You'll see what we have. We have the hero, we have a very cool animated gallery that shows up. And when users click on any single image, they will see that image a lot bigger. And they will find out a lot more information about the job that you did. 8. Portfolio: Contact Footer: So now we will add the footer of your website, the end of the whole page. The end of the website, the sign off. I guess what I want to put in here links to my social media pages and a map so people can come and visit me. Let's start over here. Let's add a new container. Let's click on the Plus. Let's choose flex box. What I want in here is two columns. Again. However, I want the column on the left to be slightly smaller because all I would like in there are some social media icons. And then I want a map of my office over here on the right. Rather than picking the 50, 50, let's pick this one first up, let's change the display of this foot. We want it to stand out differently from the one above. Obviously, up here we go from the bright pink into the white. I don't want white to go into white. I need something separate, the opposite of white, pure black. Let's click on these dots here. Edit container, come up here to style, choose Classic, and then let's just choose a color. Click on this one again, as I said before, if you drag this little on all the way to the bottom left, that goes pure black 00000. That's what I want. As you can see, the two internal containers are set inside there, but they're right up to the edge. What I want is more padding at the top and the bottom. Same as I had above. I'm not here to advance. Let's go to padding. Let's unlink the values then let's just say that it's 100 at the top and 100 at the bottom. No, 100, not 1,000 There we are. We now have a bit of space above and below what we'll go in here. What would I like to add into here? Well, I want just a little title, a little sign off, and then some social media icons. Then we'll add the map over here on the left hand side. Let's come up to the plus, let's go heading, drop that into this container. I want to just call this one more here. Let's just change the display of this again. So let's go to style on the black background text color, you're white, Then typography, I'd like it to display the same way as the header at the top. Click on default, write in bunge, whichever typography you have chosen for your introduction title. There we go. I love that. One last thing. Come up here to content Again, make sure this is not an H1h2. Perfect. Let's leave it like that. I really like the size of that. It doesn't need to be crazy big, like this one up here, just more here, dot, dot, dot. Below this, I'd like to add my social media, I'm over here to add elements. Then you may be able to find it in this big menu here. But it's easier just to type in the widget you're looking for social, social icons. Again, dragon drop below your title. Make sure you see the pink line below. There we go. This is dropped in all of the default setting. First of all, the alignment is centralized like that. To be left aligned so it sits below the m of more here. Then shape is rounded, has a curved edge. I can choose square, I can choose circle, I think circle. Then in terms of the social icons, well, I have Facebook, Twitter, or X as it's now known, and Youtube. However, I want to show off three slightly different ones. I want to show off Instagram, hands and Dribble work in any creative industry. You'll understand what Hants and Dribble are. There are great ways of showing off your portfolio on social media as well. To change these, let's click on this first one here, Facebook. This is the icon that has been chosen for this link, obviously Facebook. Let's click on the icon. You will see the elementor icon library. This is where you can choose any icon that you would like to use here, covering most social media channels on here. The one I want is Instagram. You can't see it straight away. Again, just type in the name up here, Instagram, and then choose Insert there. We dropped in the Instagram logo, Twitter. Click on the icon Nz for Youtube. Let's change that to Dribble. There it is. These are the three that I want. There we go. That's showing off the three things I would like my users to see and click on. First of all, I need to add in the URL for each of these. Let's start here with Dribble. As we're on this one, you can type it in, or it's just easier to copy and paste. But let me just type this one in. Typing in, make sure you include HTPS, colon, then dribble, ripple B.com slash John design. Then just click on this little icon to the right says Link Options. Make sure for something like social media, for someone else's website, it always is selected to open in a new window. It just means it will open up a separate window. That means that people are still on your website. It doesn't take them away. Let me just copy this. Https here. Hunt.com slash design. Instagram. Spell it right.com slash John, design. All of my links and my icons are set up. The only thing I want to change, I'm happy with the hunts one and the driven ones showing their official colors. But for Instagram hasn't chosen a color, Why? Because Instagram isn't really one color. Is it a gradient with multiple different colors? It's just got this black background color that doesn't really work on our black background in the Instagram selection Here, go to Color, click on this drop down menu and choose Custom. What I want to do, well, I can choose any color I want to put in here. However, as this is Instagram, and because it's our Instagram channel, I'm going to choose an agenda color I've chosen at the top. Let's bring that back. Let's bring up a structure, then let's go to the container at the very top of the page. Then come over here to the left to style. There you will see the color we have chosen. You can hover over it. Remember that easiest, the easiest way is to click on it and do a quick copy. Then scroll on to the bottom on social icons, Instagram. And what I want to change here is the primary color. Let's click on this one. Paste in my hex code, that looks great. Just click on the arrow here. I really like that. They look really cool. I think the only problem I have with them is they're a little bit big and there's not enough space, really, between them. If you want to change anything like that, very easy, make sure you have social icons highlighted on the. Here's a style, this is where you can play around with multiple different things. Size, you can just drag this one up and down that change the size of the whole thing. Padding is obviously the space around the icon for that to zero around it. Quite big, Maybe 0.5 spacing. This is the one I want to change is allow me five pixels in between each circle. Let's just put up a bit, press it up and down 15. There we go. I think that looks much better. Then one last thing you can do here, which is quite good fun icon. Click on that. Let's just hover animation so that when a user comes to your website and hover over this icon, it can do a very cool thing. Click on you drop down menu means that they grow, shrink. That they shrink. Just play around with all of these, I mean, some crazy ones in here. Let's just see what we've got. Skew. That's quite cool actually. Yeah, Just pick one in here that you think suits you and your personality. I just like the shrink want to be like that. Click on the arrow. Yeah, it just shows that they move like that, that isn't active and people are more likely to click on it. Okay, so that's our left hand side column sorted. Now let's just drop a map into here. Again, come up here to your plus a element type in the word map, Google Maps. That's what we're going to add in, drag it and drop it into your container. This is automatically set up to display a Google map. Now, it's just chosen a default location, which is last minute, London, but we want to change that to where our office is. Now, for those of you who have ever seen the movie, Finding Nemo, you'll know of this address in Australia which is 47 Wallaby Street. Let's just put that in. There we go. It's picked 47 Wallaby Street which is in Blackwall in New South Wales. And what you can play around with in here is the zoom. As you can see right now, it's quite far out, which will show you where in the country my office is. But let's just zoom in a little bit or zoom out a little bit, see what happens. I've zoomed in, I've changed that to 13 and that has just shown where my office is just showing the towns that are around in the beaches and all the water and stuff maybe. Let's just go a little bit more up to 15, I think. Yes, there we go. So we can see that is Wallaby Street and we can see where that is in relation to anything else. Now, you can play around with the height of this as well, but as I don't have a lot on the left hand side, I don't really want to make it too much bigger than it are, wants to be honest. You can just play around with a pixel setting. In fact, I think a little bit smaller. Maybe 250 pixels. 150. 250, maybe 300, I think. Yes, I think that looks perfect. Now my foot is all sorted more here, Social media icons and a map of where the office is located. Let's go back here. Let's save the draft, then let's preview the changes. What you can see here is now a full website. You'll see how easy and fast that was to make. All you need to do now is follow what I've shown you here and recreate it in your own style. Your image over here on the left, choose an image that best represents you or your work. Choose your title of your website over here, maybe the company name or your name. Then choose your gallery display how you'd want that to display, which images you choose and then your foot. Choose what you want in here, just have the social media icons. You can include a phone number or an e mail address if you want people to contact you directly. So I just want them to know where my office is and then they can find the directions of how to get there. From a desktop point of view, it is all sorted. Now we need to look at how to change it for both tablet and mobile. 9. Mobile and Tablet Design: We have the desktop version of your website of your portfolio all sorted. However, we do need to make sure that it works perfectly on desktop, tablet, and mobile. The way Elementary is set up is tablet inherits the sections from desktop and mobile inherits the sections from tablet. You need to work on it in that order, even though you may think that mobile is the most important work on that. One last just means you get everything working on desktop, edit it for tablet, and then edit that for mobile. Desktop is all sorted. Let's click on this icon up here to change it to tablet, and we can edit Tablet. You will see first off, how everything looks. All it has done is copied exactly what we did on desktop and changed it for tablet. This is almost there, I think, for the way people look at things in tablet, whether they're looking at it in portrait or landscape. I think recreating what we have done on desktop does work. However, there's some issues with the spacing and the sizing. Let's start with the hero. The main problem here is obviously the size of the text over here, right? Let's click on that one. Then let's come over here to style, go to Typography. Click on this icon, then let's change it. It is set to 130 pixels, which is great to have it. That big desktop, not tablet. Let's maybe go to about half that size, 65. Maybe a little bit bigger. You can just keep pressing this little up and down section over here. Maybe 90. I think that works really well, doesn't it? I think I still like that 50, 50 split from left to right. And I think that displays really nicely. However, my face, wow, you can see it. But a little bit, my hair is cut off. Let's just change the position of the background image that as you'll remember, is inside this container here. Either click on your gray icon or come over here to Structure. Then come over here to the left and choose Style. As you can see here, this again has inherited what we did for desktop. Now we have it set to center center. I think centralized is good, but let's see what it looks like. Centered to the left on that loses a lot more of me. You can just see my elbow. Let's try to the right. Again, not quite enough. What I need to do here is choose the last selection on this, which is custom in here. I can play around with the X position and the Y position. The Y position is fine because it goes to the very top of the image. And the very bottom of the image, it's just the X position. Let's just play around with this. Drag this little icon from left to right and get it so you're happy with it? I think maybe let's run up to a nice number, 350. Minus 350. There we go. I click on my arrow here. Bat is perfect. I am centralized. I'm smiling, and you can see the name of myself to the right here on tablet. Perfect. Now let's just scroll down to this display. Now we have a couple of different options here. I think this does work as a four column grid. However, you can change that if you change it on here, it will not change that on Desktop. If you come over here to the right and click on Grid, you can see different options for desktop, tablet and mobile. If we wanted it to go to two columns, I would just change this number in here to two. Then if I click on the arrow, you can see it is displaying the images a different way. It has gone from four columns to two columns. However, I don't think that works very well because then you getting weird spaces in here and weird spaces. I think it would only work in this way if it was four columns or one column. Let's have a look at one column. Well, that's pretty amazing, really, isn't it? Is displaying everything in full width. However, I don't know, I think I'd like to add four. I think I'm going to put that back. And I think I'll go for a single column on mobile as we have it now. It's the same, it is on desktop. Only one small issue here is just the spacing in between the edge of the screen. We can change this. We just need a little bit of extra padding. Let's click on these dots at the top to edit the container over here to advance again, it is inherited what we had set up for Desktop. If I was to click on this one and type in a zero, takes it back to zero. Let's unlink them then. Panning at the top. Well, I think they should be slightly smaller. Maybe 50. That's good. The bottom 50. I just need a little bit of padding on the right and the left. Let's maybe try 25 pixels right, 25 pixels left. Let's click on the arrow or love it. That's a great move down from the hero into the gallery section. And guess what, When I click on one of these, I still get the display. It is automatically changed that to a width display. On tablet, that's the gallery sectioned, now it's just the foot. I think I like this here still. But maybe it shouldn't be two columns. Maybe we need to change that to a single column. Let's click on the dots here. What we're going to do is edit the layout of the internal columns. On tablet only, we're in the main holding container. Come over here to layout. What you have here is direction. As you can see here, it goes in a row that is horizontal, Two columns, one on the left, one on the right. If I click on this one, it will change it to vertical. It is now stacked, and that works a lot better on tablets. I feel we just need to play around the spacing of everything here. First of all, let's go to the main container. Let's go to advance again. Let's just do what we did above and play around with the settings on this. In fact, I want to do the exact same padding settings. I'll write 50 in here. Unlink the change, the right to 25 and the left to 25. Now we have the same padding as we had above, a nice 50 pixel space at the top and the bottom of 25 pixels on the left and the right. However, as you can see, well, it's like change things around the map, doesn't go all the way to the edge. Then the more here, well that's on two lines. I want that to be on a single one. The reason for this is just the spacing of the two internal containers. This one was set to 33% and this one was set to 66% a third, and 23. '. Now that they are sat on top of each other, though, that should be 100% for each one. If I change it on here, it will not change it from Desktop. Let's take this first container. Click on your gray box, then over here, instead of pixels, change that 2% then type in 100 here. We will now see the full width of this container is the same as the width of the holding container. Let's do the same for the map. Sent 100. That looks much better. Now, I much prefer that display. As I said, we will understand that whatever we change on here does not change. On Desktop, you can always go back and check that. Click on Desktop, that's still two columns that goes from left to right, whereas on tablet it is stacked. That's our tablet version. That's all hero works. Gallery works Works. Now let's take a look at mobile. Again, this is inherited everything that we did on tablet. That's why these two columns are now stacked. Let's just scroll up to the top and start with the here. This one is slightly different. Why? Well, because it's mobile. Therefore, a column on the left and a column on the right. That was never going to work, was it? It's too thin for that. What it's done is it stacked the two columns on top of each other. All I need to do here is play around with the sizing and the spacing of each one. First of all, let's just change the size of this text here. Come over to typography. 90 is too big for mobile. Let's maybe change it to 50, maybe 60. I think that's pretty good. However, I still think there's too much space at the top of this and not enough space for myself at the top. I click on the arrow showing less space there. What we need to do is add in a spacer. This is an empty column, essentially, There is no image inside it. It is only the size of the containers around it, because this is stacked, that's why this one is much smaller than the one below. Let's add a spacer from over here to element. Click on the plus choose spacer, again, just type it in here. If you can't see it and drag that on top of the column over here, then this is where you can play around with the space. Let's use this drag bar over here. Then let's just get it to a perfect size. I think maybe 260 pixels is spot on. Let's click on the arrow. The image of myself is a lot better. And then the text, well, it still sits below the image and you can see everything in one go. It still has the same impact as we saw on desktop and mobile, but now it's just stacked rather than in separate columns left or right. Now let's just scroll down to the gallery section. What is done here automatically is change these four columns to a single column on mobile. That is definitely what we want. As we scroll down, you will just see how this all works. There are no random spaces in between each one tablet. It has the same setting between each image. That works really well. Again, this is inherited the padding that we set up for tablet. Let's just change that for mobile. Give it a bit more space. Let's scroll up to the top. Click on these dots or choose that container over here in structure, if you know where that is. As you can see it's brought in the 50 and the 25. I think that's too much around all edges. I think maybe like 15 pixels all around. Yes, I much prefer that. I don't think it needs a big space at the top and it doesn't need as much space over here. Out, looks fantastic. Again, let me use a click on one of these displays like that. Now we have the image at the top and the text below. But it is converted perfectly for use on desktop, tablet and mobile. Hero is looking great galleries, looking fantastic, to be honest. I think this Pota section is also working really well. All I will do is click on these dots. Change this setting to what I set up for the gallery above, just for consistency of 15. I think that works really well on the left and right. However, because it is the footer, I think it needs a little bit more space above and below just to give the text and the icons a bit more breathing space. Let's unlink those then. Let's just see on the top, maybe change that to 30. Double at the bottom, also 30. There we go. I love it. It was that simple to take everything that you did on desktop and just change it ever so slightly for tablet and mobile. Let's have a look at all three now. This is Desktop, looking great. Again, nothing has changed because we did it in this order. We started with desktop, then we moved into tablet and then mobile. That's desktop. This is tablet also. Perfect. This is mobile. Love it. So now you have a full portfolio website. Only one more thing we need to do. Let's close this, and let's publish it. Let's make it live. 10. Launch Your Site: Now that your site is published, come over here to the elementor icon on the left, and then exit to Wordpress. Then click up here on this Wordpress icon. Then one last thing to set up. Come in here to appearance and choose customize. Ignore what you see over here on the right. These are just basic Wordpress settings. These are things that you can do outside of element or, but your page will not display the way we can see it there on the right. Now the one thing I want to change in here is the site identity. Click on this one. As you can see here, it's taken in the site title. This is what I set up in elemental earlier. However, the tag line, it just says, my Wordpress blog that went in automatically. What I actually want to write in here is just a single sentence about who I am and what I can offer to customers. I'll paste this one in. I have said John Wolf Gang Miller Creative Studio working with digital print and branding. Just sum yourself up in one line. This will help when people are looking for you on Google. Then the last two things, your logo and your site icon. Again, this is your company logo. It doesn't appear on your website right now, but it may show up in Google searches. Your site icon is the tiny little one, as you can see here, that appears in browser tabs. When you are looking on the Internet, if you have multiple different tabs open, it will be the tiny little logo that is next to the title on your website. To choose this, I'm going to use the same logo for both. Click here on Select logo. If you already have it uploaded, choose it from the media library. If not, click upload files and find it on your computer. This is the one that I have chosen. This is my company logo that has my initials in it. So I'll choose that. Select Skip Cropping. I don't need to crop the image. It's the perfect shape and size as it is. Then let's choose the site icon. That's going to be the exact same one just for this one. And you'll see that the suggested image dimensions are 512 by 512 pixels. That's the exact same size I have set for this one. Then just click Publish. Then click over here on the arrow and go to this one called Homepage Settings. This is where you choose which page from your entire website will be the home page. The first one everybody sees when they visit your website in here. Choose a static page from this drop down menu. Choose the one we just set up here. I've called it John Wolfgang Design. That's it. Your website is now ready to go. Click up here on Publish and then close this page over here by clicking the X. The test version of your website is all set up. Now if you would like to make it live, I'll show you how to do that in Word defi and how you can change the domain name. Come back into Word off, make sure you're on sites, and then click on the little pencil. Click here to upgrade. As you just have a single site, make sure you choose this option. As we made a very small website, you'll need the small option here. Choose monthly, yearly, whatever you'd like to do. Then choose to update. Then when you have added the credit card details, that's it. Your website is now live. It's using the URL that was set up when we set up our Wordofi account. If you're happy with that, leave it that way. However, if you would like to change it, come to hosting and domains in here you can add a new domain, but this has to be purchased elsewhere and it can get a little bit complex, a little bit confusing. To set that up, however, Wordofi have great support, click on this icon. They may have information on what you need right here. If not, just send them a message and they will talk you through it. Either way, if you want to use this UR row or your own personal domain name, that's it. You now have a live website. Click on this one, you will see your full website fully live and you can show everyone around the world. 11. Thank You: Thank you for watching this whole class. I hope you've learned a lot more about elemental and now have an awesome looking portfolio. When the site is ready, make sure you post it here into the project section below. And I'll give you my feedback straight away. If you have any questions about anything in the class, post that into discussions and I'll respond as soon as possible. And click on my name below to see my full Skillshare profile. In now you'll see all of my classes, more of which are about elemental and also wonder about uploading images to your website. And don't forget to follow me. So you find out every time I upload a brand new class. Okay, That's everything. Have a great day.