Hey guys, what's up?
Finally, after three days of HTML coding, arranging layout, fixing borders, and reading and implementing codes I don't even understand -- my blog renovation is DONE! Yeah, nothing extraordinary -- but as simple as how the blog looks now, I want you to know that I kinda toiled for all that you see on here. Those little borders around photos with the slightest bit of a shadow, those are a few lines of code. That semi-transparent part of the blog which allows you to see the blog background, that's another few lines of code. The dashes on the post title, a few additional lines still. Categories on the left side for easy accessing of previous posts, that's the result of reading tutorials over the Internet for almost a day. Whew! HARD WORK my friend! And I don't even know how I did all them, putting codes where they needed to be.
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Anyway, I originally used the Simple Template and just made tons of modification. I initially liked the white and gray scheme -- then worked my way from there. And being the neat freak that I am, I also made sure that stuff are where they're supposed to be -- nothing too small or too big for the space where they're at, if I can help it. Hah! And yeah, feels good after seeing the outcome. I just want my readers to find what they need at a glance. In short, I want my blog to be organized and user friendly. Ehrr, that is, if I have readers who do bother to read what I post in here. LOL!
There are a few ideas that didn't work though. If you see that guy's picture on the right side of the page (that's me by the way, so please -- no hating, haha). That's supposed to look like this:
The "PEACE, LOVE, HOPE" mural is an idea that I asked my good friend Ai (@aitanos on Twitter) to make for my blog. I gave him the concept and this is what he came up with:
I added something at the back to give it a lively mural design. I used the same image in front as overlay to get a textured effect. Here's the result:
Not bad eh? Haha! Anyway, though the idea rocked, it looked kinda messed up when implemented so I took it down and you ended up with just my photo. How unfortunate -- I know, right? Pffft!
Anyway, thanks Ai for the effort and for patiently listening to my ideas. I appreciate that a lot bro! I will be featuring Ai and some of his artworks on a future post -- as part of my blog's second birthday. Hope you can watch out for that.
So, what do you think of my blog's new look? Let me know your thoughts on the comments' section below -- which, of course, has been customized a bit. Haha, yeah, whatever. If you have additional ideas or tips on how I can further improve this site, let me know. Just leave me the code and the instructions, yeah?? Arf arf!
See you guys on my next post! Thank you for dropping by.