Posts Tagged ‘theme’


New Blog Design – Finally Complete!

Friday, January 4th, 2013

If you follow in an RSS reader, you probably didn’t see the new design. Here’s a screenshot for reference:

New Blog Design

I’m very happy with it! One of my goals for 2012 was to learn how to write WordPress themes from scratch. It’s not perfect, but I have a pretty good grasp so far. Next challenge: Write one for others to download.

What do you think of the new design? If you notice anything wonky, please let me know. I’ll even take constructive criticism. :)

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Web Design Inspiration

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I haven’t talked about it much, but I set a big goal for myself this August: to be able to design and write a WordPress theme from scratch.

There’s only another day left in August, and I think I’m pretty close to achieving it! I’ll let you know for sure come September.

In my research, though, I’ve found some great resources for design inspiration that I’d like to share. Even if you’re merely an observer of good design, you can appreciate this!


1. CSSMania

CSS Mania is a gallery of web design that utilizes CSS (obviously). You can browse by hex code, which is pretty cool.


2. We Love WP

We Love WP is another, similar gallery, except that it focuses exclusively on sites that use WordPress. You can truly see how versatile the platform is.


3. Dribbble

Dribbble is maybe the obvious one, here. It’s billed as “Show and Tell For Designers” and is chock-full of droolicious design. I can lose (and have lost) hours here.

If you know of any other resources for inspiration, please share!


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