17 07, 2013

Designing DiaryDad: The Joy of a Job Well Done

By | July 17th, 2013|design process, WordPress|0 Comments

With the slider up and working all I had left to do was work with the widgets. Some work better than others, but that's something we can figure out. It was such a relief and joy to hand over the blog to my brother and say "It's all yours!" Well,

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! 

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

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