Far Over the Misty Mountains…

Hey guys. So a lot has happened since I last posted.

First thing is,  I got a new host. I found out on New Year’s Day that my old host was closing. She apparently sent a bunch of emails but they all went to my spam (thanks Microsoft ?). So I went back and found out that the server would going down on the 31st. So without waisting any time, I started to find a new host.  I was hoping to find someone that could host me for free like my old but I’m getting used to the fact that free domain hosting is rare and not widely offered. So I decided to go ahead and pay for it. After doing some research, I decided to go with OfBlue. I’ve heard a lot of bloggers say great things about it and since Nancy is one of the girls who runs it, I decided that it would be the perfect new home for Catastrophe Rising. And their customer service has been absolutely amazing.

Anyway, as you can tell, my new theme is up! I’m so happy with the way it turned out. I had a few issues with CSS as far as links go. I used Underscores  as a framework for the theme but header image and design are all me. Plus, I was able to figure out how to format the comments so they look a lot better than those in plumquotes.  The bad thing, I wasn’t able to make this theme responsive due to a lack of skill and so I’m kind of disappointed; I really want to improve my adaptive web development skills and so far, I haven’t learned anything from my classes. Hopefully I will at some point.

I definitely like this theme better than the previous one. After showing my Web Programming professor the theme, he gave me a bunch of constructive criticism that I took to heart. So throughout the design process, I had his voice in the back of my head and I was imagining what he would say about certain aspects of the theme. I think he would say this one is an improvement. I’ll have to show him when I get back to school.

Anyway, this theme is called Misty after the name of the color scheme that I found on Pinterest. The title of this blog post is excerpt from the song in The Hobbit because I’m such a geek and I have a hard time thinking of the word “Misty” without thinking of “Misty Mountains”. ? ?

Unfortunately, during the move, the WordPress back up lost all of my images and other media so many of the earlier posts will be missing those images. If certain posts become important then I’ll go back and upload new images for them. It occurred to me that since I started off on WordPress.com, I can go back and get an export and restore some of the images, which mainly include posts from my summer vacations and other excursions.

Building this theme has definitely solidified my goal of becoming a full stack, bad-ass Web Developer and I am determine to gain all the knowledge I need in order to reach that goal.

Anyway, that’s all for now. If you find any errors with this new theme, let me know.