I decided to actually start adding a bit of content to this site. No use of having a site when it is empty right? Maybe some of my friends (since no one else knows about the existence of this site yet) have checked back a few times already and been wondering about the lack of progress.
Real life interrupted
Well.. I got a bit side tracked. I wanted an easy way out, but that clashes a bit with me being a perfectionist. I started out with the idea to host this site using Umbraco, but as I am currently a bit too busy in real life… that must wait a bit. So in my rush to get some creative space I installed WordPress. The 5 minute install actually is a 5 minute install.. so that worked out nicely. But then.. uhm… the default templates… no offence but they were *NOT* what I envisioned. Same problem tho.. I have this nice design prepared, no time for implementation as WordPress template…
So what is the easy way out?
OF COURSE… OPEN SOURCE! There are literally thousands of WordPress templates freely available as open source. Some browsing made me decide to go for the Genesis theme by Infocreek. But that is a dark theme.. all grey.. and uhm.. well I have something with bright and happy colours. So I decided to recolour it. And I used the colour scheme I had selected earlier for my design. No worries.. easy going.
Matter of personal preferences
I tried to create a daring and dashing colour scheme. But it appears not everyone likes this particular shade of green. Actually .. the phrase used was ‘baby poo’ … and I bet it brings a smile to your lips, as it did to mine. So I thought perhaps I should try some other colours too. My friend seemed happy and said ‘So no more baby poo?’.. I just answered ‘Not sure yet.. but no harm in trying alternatives…’
So where is this going?
Not sure yet.. but the next colour scheme that I try will be based on ‘Snowy Glacier’. You can see my header is already prepared for it.. I have added this nice shade of blue at the right side. And with the new colour scheme I will also fix all imperfections that still exist due to my recouloring. It will look good.. one day.. hehe.. just before I will change to either my own theme or an Umbraco template. *grins*