New Theme: Seasons

Six months later, my blog goes through another facelift. This is Seasons, a simple summer theme for those warm lazy nights. I’m honestly sad to see Fleur Rose go. I still love that theme very much, but a month ago I decided to finally fork Bones to exactly how I wanted while messing with Illustrator at the same time. Hence, this theme was born.

I picked out Seasons as the name because I’m hoping to switch out the graphics and colors according to the season. Read more…

Mind Your Font Rendering

Something I’m seeing more and more lately is illegible text on blogs. I know skinny fonts are in vogue nowadays, but when developing or customizing your themes, please keep in mind that different machines (even different browsers on the same machine) render fonts differently. Windows in general tend to render fonts thinner than other counterparts, so what might look good on a Mac could be completely unreadable on Windows. Here’s a helpful article on font rendering by Smashing Magazine: A Closer Look at Font Rendering. Read more…

New Theme (Sort of): Fleur Rose 1.1

My new theme’s been up for a week. It was a very soft launch, you could say. I was so tired of Papergreen Remix, but this theme wasn’t done yet, so I uploaded what I had so far as a child theme. Then I finally felt motivated to finish what I started over the holidays, so I did and put everything up without telling anyone. Some of you have noticed, fortunately.

So this is Fleur Rose 1.1. It went through a lot of iterations before I was finally happy with what I had. Read more…

Blogging with Static Site Generators

When I started blogging in 2001, I’d manually type my entries on Notepad and upload my entries to my blog through FTP. It wasn’t uncommon at the time when WordPress wasn’t around yet. Greymatter was the platform to be at, but you had to be hosted at someone’s domain or otherwise buy your own. I was on a free host on my first year of blogging as did many people who’ve just discovered web design. Not wanting to work with Blogger, I went the route of static pages. Read more…

Tumblr Theme: Mint Chip (feat. Grunt)

Here’s my latest theme for Tumblr! It’s called Mint Chip, a fresh and serene theme to invigorate your (tum)blog. Unlike my previously released theme, this one is much more usable and is back to following web standards!

I started making this theme about three months ago, when we’ve just moved here and didn’t have internet for the first two weeks. I had a vague idea of a fresh, easy on the eyes theme. Yeah, it’s green. Read more…