15 07, 2013

Designing DiaryDad: The Slider That Almost Wasn’t

By | July 15th, 2013|design process, WordPress|0 Comments

I can honestly say, without a doubt, that the featured slider was the part of this whole process that gave me the most grief.  I had a rough go with it in the early HTML and CSS stage and then an absolute beast of a time with it in the

10 07, 2013

Designing DiaryDad: Social Media Again

By | July 10th, 2013|design process, WordPress|0 Comments

Once the blog was functioning (all but the slider which will have a post of it's own) I got back to the social media.  What I needed to make was an awesome profile image for all of DiaryDad's social media sites. I found this web post super helpful in sizing

8 07, 2013

Designing DiaryDad: WordPress & The Loop

By | July 8th, 2013|design process, WordPress|0 Comments

After playing around with the social media headers I thought it was time to get back to the blog.  Not knowing the first thing about creating WordPress themes, I searched the internet for tutorials. Naively I thought this was going to be a pretty simple little step. Ha ha ha! 

3 07, 2013

Firecrackers: A Fun, Patriotic Craft

By | July 3rd, 2013|design process, holiday, Tutorial|0 Comments

Several years back (eight to be exact) I had several friends and family members living out of town. I tried to send packages and letters to them fairly frequently. I didn't ever want them to be boring and for the most part they weren't, but that year I got it

26 06, 2013

Designing DiaryDad: Social Media

By | June 26th, 2013|design process, WordPress|0 Comments

Once my brother had decided on a design I went over to Net Tuts+ to finish the HTML and CSS part of the tutorial. And although this part of the design process took a bit of time, I won't bore you with all of the nitty, gritty details. I will

24 06, 2013

Designing DiaryDad: The Photoshop Mock-up

By | June 24th, 2013|design process, WordPress|1 Comment

I thought I could manipulate the Comic Antique theme enough to make it work, but after awhile, I realized it didn't have the versatility I was after. So, off I went to search for a different comic book theme. There are some really great ones out there, but most of

19 06, 2013

Designing DiaryDad: The Idea

By | June 19th, 2013|design process, WordPress|0 Comments

The first thing I had to really think about was the style I wanted this blog to look like. What exactly is DiaryDad's style? I asked my brother if he had any styles, colors or ideas in mind. He said maybe neutrals, but that he wasn't really picky. He wanted

17 06, 2013

Designing DiaryDad: An Introduction

By | June 17th, 2013|design process, WordPress|3 Comments

Over the past few months I've been hard at work designing my first ever WordPress theme.  (Insert applause here.) For some of you that might not be a big deal, but having never designed a theme or even worked in the back end of WordPress it was a rather daunting

6 06, 2013

Stock.XCHNG: Free Stock Images

By | June 6th, 2013|design process|2 Comments

Do you ever have that problem of not being able to find quite the right photo? And then, when you do, you find that it's copyrighted or has royalties? Well I have a solution for you! The website is called Stock.XCHNG. And the best part is that they are free!

28 01, 2013

Penguin Poll Results

By | January 28th, 2013|design process|0 Comments

It looks like penguin number 1 won by a landslide. Thanks for voting!

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