So after tearing my hair out for 2 months I’ve finally (sort of) completed a WordPress theme for a client. There are definitely some things I’d like to change, but for now, and for the client, this is good enough. Of course they didn’t buy hosting with their domain, so we have to get that squared away and then I have to transfer all the files to their server so I’m praying it doesn’t break in transit, but yeah. DONE(ish)!
Aannnd of course someone else I know has asked me to design a WordPress blog for them that’s even more complex, so yay. I’d be more excited about all of this except for they’re getting the friends and family discount so I’m not making nearly enough for all the work I’ve been putting in. Oh well…learning experience?
PS How’s DC? I’ve been thinking about potentially moving back…
This dude has a great solution to rollovers (especially regarding slow preloading). You have an image (x times bigger than your link) split into (x) parts—your “link, visited, hover, and active” states—and use this image as the background of each link. When writing your CSS you just change the position of the background image. Check it out.
Also, I forget where I read it, but someone wrote a good technique to remember the order to use when coding your links using css: imagine the classic knuckle tattoo(s) “love/hate”. There’s your order: L(ink)oV(isited)e H(over)A(ctive)te.
It’s been a while since I was in the computer lab.
Well, I’m back.
My laptop’s pretty much busted, I can’t use the lab after the 31st of July, and I need to polish my portfolio.
And I need to redo my website. I should have left my personal website to be the last one I made rather than the first. Oh damn.
Anyway, I’ll post some updates when I’ve got stuff ready.
I have to apply for some jobs… hopefully I can find something better than freelance jobs where people back out.
i thought i already posted it, but it doesn’t have copy.
anyway, i LOVE this cover. i made it.
it’s for little beirut. you know, stumptown. yeah, talking razorblade city.
who knew portland had so many nicknames?
probably people from portland.
anyway, if you don’t like it, then let me know and we can talk.
here’s some spreads from an article that i neglected. i wish i had given it more time, but i didn’t.
not like i didn’t think about it or do little bits of it, but i saved the majority of the work for last second. i just liked the scavenger hunt concept SO MUCH and it was very time consuming (though i enjoyed all of it).
the pages after the jump
OK so I’m embarrassed to ask this since I’m supposed to be the “web” person, but it’s been a long, sad, practically design-less year, so please forgive me.
Someone I work with wants me to design them a blog on their domain. Just wanting to double check…in order to do this I should just have them sign up for a wordpress account and then I’m assuming there’s a way to link their posts to a specified div area on the site I would be designing, yes? She wants something like http://www.designspongeonline.com/.
And another site I’m working on looks like poo in IE and instead of fixing it I kind of just want to rant and rave at Bill Gates for a while. Probably a very effective form of problem-solving.