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,
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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