I decided that I was sick of my site having no character, so I’ve made some changes to make it a bit more interesting.
I’ve posted a number of times about how I want to stop pissing about with my site’s code and just write content. But I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately, and something dawned on me…
I like pissing about with my site’s code!
It’s the precursor for a lot of the content on this site. Plus, I really enjoy learning new stuff about web design and all the cool things you can do with it.
I’ve decided that I should stop trying to fool myself. This site is my playground. It doesn’t need to look like a Medium blog – I can do what I like with it. If I want to make it bright pink and yellow, why the hell not, dear reader?
So around a week ago I started building a new theme and what you’re looking at now is the result. It’s far from finished, and things will change. But it’s allowing me to have fun and express myself a little.
I may decide that “melting borders” aren’t for me in a few weeks, or that I want to change the colour scheme from dark grey and blue (or orange if you’re in dark mode) to something completely mental.
Update from the future: yep, it’s 1 day later and I’ve got rid of the “melting borders” I didn’t really like them – they felt tacky.
WordPress may fall by the wayside and I may flip back to a static site generator, like Jekyll. Or something else entirely.
Fact is, I feel like the flood gates have opened on my creativity and it’s liberating. I don’t know why I’ve held back for so long – it’s fun! If I go too far and completely mess up the reading experience, there’s always reader mode in your browser. 😀
Well, lots. There’s a new theme, but with the same colour scheme. I’ve re-introduced some web fonts to make things a little more interesting.
I’ve also added some SVG paths between the header and footer to make things more…”interesting”.
You may hate the new design, and that’s fine. Because I really like it, and it’s my site, so that’s all that matters right?