Blog Contributors

by Kathy Davis Studios| April 25 , 2013



Beginning her own company in 1990, Kathy launched several lines of greeting cards with various publishers. Her ability to scatter joy by using expressive art and thoughtful sentiment has captured today’s consumer. Starting out with a small drawing table in the corner of her bedroom, she has grown to become one of the industry’s most respected talents.



A long time member of the KDS “family” (and Kathy’s daughter), Katie Davis joined the team full-time in 2011 after graduating with a degree in Photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. When she is not busy designing and photographing for KDS, you can find her eating lots of veggies, rolling in the grass with her dog, Abie, and planning her upcoming wedding.



Fresh out of school, I joined the design team in 2011. Like many of Kathy’s bright designs – my personal style guide has always been that a little pop of color fun can go a long way to bring joy to our everyday lives. From my own closet filled with accessories to even my car- a bright orange VW bug- a colorful outlook is one I strive to live by. From time to time, I would love to give you a view of the KDS world through the eyes of one of it’s designers, and share some of my thoughts on recent trends in style, design, and one of my favorite past times… retail therapy, a.k.a.—shopping.


by Kathy Davis Studios| June 08 , 2011

The Widgetkit Slideshow is the ultimate image and content slideshow for Joomla and WordPress. It’s flexible, easy to customize and completely build with HTML5 and CSS3.


  • Clean and very lightweight code
  • 17 eye-catching transition effects
  • Fully responsive including all effects
  • Uses hardware accelerated CSS3 animations
  • Support for HTML captions
  • Swipe navigation on mobile phones
  • Built with HTML5, CSS3, PHP 5.2+, and the latest jQuery version
  • Works with Joomla and WordPress

Slideshow Screen Example

This is an image slideshow with the famous Ken Burns effect.

Slideshow Default Example

This is an image slideshow with eye-catching transition effects.

Showcase Box Example

This a content showcase using all the features from the Slideset widget as navigation. Any kind of HTML content can be used in the navigation.

Showcase Button Example

This is an image slideshow with some nice navigation buttons. You can place any kind of HTML in the navigation buttons.

Tabs Example

This is a classic, tabbed slideshow. Tabs can be aligned to the left, right and center.

Tabs Bar Example

This is a slideshow with a tabbed navigation bar. Tabs can be aligned to the left, right and center.

List Example

This is a slideshow with a vertical tabbed list as navigation.

How To Use

The Widgetkit Slideshow takes full advantage of the very user-friendly Widgetkit administration user interface. It has never been easier to create and manage all the slideshows and their different slides in one place. After you created a slideshow you can load it anywhere in your theme using shortcodes or the universal Widgetkit Joomla module or WordPress widget.

All personal images and words copyrighted. © 2017 Kathy Davis Designs, Inc. All rights reserved unless otherwise credited.