07
Aug/09
Fresh start

Hey everyone! I am back :wohoo: with a new theme for my site! I have been talking about renovating my site for almost an year now and talking about working on a theme for quite a while…well here it is! Yes I am so happy to have my site back :D the way that it always was! I was getting sick of the premade wordpress themes and lack of content for visitors so I finally took the plunge and made my very own wordpress theme. It has been almost an year since I last made a layout or did anything with html or css so this was definitely a challenge. I had forgotten a lot of the basic html and css. I also realized that I never really knew css the way I do now. I am far from an expert but I am loving learning it! I am also loving wordress :grin: my friendly blogging tool for past 3-4 years now!

I have installed a brand new wordpress for my new blog and deleted all the old entries because for some reason I could no longer login to my admin area and also I wanted a fresh start so yeah. I hope I will be blogging here regularly and I hope people will still visit.

The theme: This theme is called Flora the explora . Yes, its explora and not explorer. I love the name…the idea of which came from a cousin kid sis of mine who once said she liked watching Dora the explora on Pogo. That made me giggle because obviously she was too small to understand it was explorer and not explora! But anyways, this theme is so floral and I spent hours (days, months) designing and coding it. This layout has basically been a big experiment that I undertook which involvced los of exploration in the fields of html and css. For the experiences designers it may seem like a very simple theme but for me…only I know how much time and patience it took to complete it. It is a very hard process doing everything from scratch when you don’t remember many of the basics of coding a layout. I decided that I won’t use a premade theme or copy paste codes from anywhere which meant looking at 100s of tutorials and lots of trial and error. I was frustrated and gave up on it for a few days but then again tried…until I got what I wanted. This meant a lot of coding exploration went into the making of this theme, thus the name: Flora, the explora :luv: Also, clearly this was a coding and not a designing experimentation so I have used tons of photoshop brushes, icons etc. on this theme. I will be putting credit links up as soon as I sort out all the resources I used in the making of the theme.

Oh, :BTW: many of the links may not work properly or may not work at all for sometime. There are lots of things I need to do about my site:

  1. Fix all the broken links.
  2. Fix the permalinks problems.
  3. Put all the content pages up.
  4. Remove alot of old crappy stuff from content.
  5. A lot more

Well I hope you guys like the theme. I also hope people from the www still remember me :confused: I have been away too long but I am here to stay now :P

Okay, I will just end this post now and hope someone will stumble upon my site and comment. :bye:

CharIvyAlexJennTatiana

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