Misc,  Tech Talk

New Theme!

So you’ve probably noticed that this site has a new look.

I finally finished my theme I’ve been working hard on and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. It certainly isn’t bad for someone who’s been out of practice for 6 years.

Anyway, this theme is called “plumquotes” and it was made by me with a little help from HTML 5 reset.

And as you can see, it features a quote randomizer at the top which features some of my favorite quotes from some of the fictional books I’ve read. Some of them are witty/funny. Some of them are more inspirational. But I’m so happy that I was able to incorporate it into the theme because it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do.

I decided to keep the structure as basic as possible since it was my first time designing a theme in about 6 years. I figured that I didn’t really need anything complex and overwhelming. Hopefully I’ll be able to do more complex themes as my skills improve.

I’ll probably keep this one up for a while. I may try and build a new one during my winter break (Mid-December to Mid-January).

I’m really kicking myself for not saving any of the code that I used with my first domain (Field of Daydreams). I could have really used it. I thought that I had an external hard drive or flash drive with some of the code but I made maybe two drives that dated back to 6 or 7 years ago, and neither of them had the code files. So I’ve had to start from scratch. πŸ™

But I’m glad that I’ve been able to relearn everything.

Anyway, If you find a glitch or something wrong with the site, please let me know.


  • Michelle

    It isn’t bad, and it’s better than what I could do. I’m sure you’ll get back into the swing of things with coding and whatnot. It’s like riding a bike, you just never forget it.

    It’s working fine with me, right now πŸ˜€

  • Jamie

    I’m sorry I couldn’t help with the PHP portion of your theme, but the theme looks wonderful! I love it. PHP is just not my fortay yet.

    Anyways, I love the random quotations with the favorite quotes from books thing! I had something similar awhile back (a year ago or so) with my friends and family’s favorite positive quote that uplifts and it will show their names and their favorite quote every time someone refreshed the page. I honestly miss that theme and like a moron I did not keep it. πŸ™ . Oh well, we live and we learn right?

    When I first started college, I honestly stopped coding for about four months and lost all ability to code. However, I have noticed that after I had sat there staring at the screen for over an hour it all came back to me. It’s like Michelle just stated “It’s like riding a bike. Once you learn how, you’ll never forget it.”

  • Kya

    That’s great that you made your own theme. πŸ˜€ It can take some time to get back into the swing of website design, and take on board many of the new changes and devices that are now used. πŸ™‚

  • Georgie

    It’s a solid effort for someone who has been out of it for quite some time! πŸ˜€ Six years is seriously a loooooong time in the world of web development and I imagine it would have been hard not only catching up with where you used to be, but where technology is these days. Simple is definitely the way to go and I like that you’ve made it simple.

    My only suggestions would be to give the header and links a bit more breathing room (padding), and to use less capitalisation/uppercase to make things easier to read, but you certainly don’t have to take my suggestions on board because they aren’t major issues πŸ™‚