So yeah, I changed the theme around a bit. There are only a few minute differences as of right now, but I might change even more in the future. I'm just taking baby steps so if I mess something up, I can easily revert back to the mini step before the messed up step. If that makes any sense. I don't know. I'm just so excited right now!
I've actually wanted to change my theme for a while now, but I just never... Felt like it. Until today!
For Weebly themes, you can either select a pre-made one, make your own, or change an existing template around. When I first started this blog, I chose a pre-made theme and kept it the way it was. Even if I did want to modify it, I didn't know how. A while in, I realized that, by changing the CSS of my website (I don't actually know what it is. I only know that there's an "Edit HTML/CSS" button that I can click on and mess with the coding), I was able to alter individual components of the theme without changing the whole theme altogether. The only problem was that I didn't speak the language of code.
I started messing around with this new discovery, testing things out, learning the functions of certain lines. I never published those changes, so no one was able to see the wonky things I did. I remember mashing together a horrible color scheme (or lack thereof), using weird combinations of fonts (at one point, I had a handwriting-type font for the text body and an excessively bolded font for the title, and... Yeah, it was just a mess), and making the words essentially unreadable by changing the letter spacing.
Eventually, I became more serious about the design of this blog. I started making changes that I THOUGHT looked good. Notice how the word "thought" was emphasized. To my old readers, I'm really sorry for making you guys deal with that inverted color scheme way back when. It must have been a pain on the eyes.
When I realized how painful and difficult my blog was to read and comment on, I decided to make another drastic alteration of this blog's theme. I inverted my inverted theme back to black text on a white background. I also got rid of the moon that was behind the title of my blog. I actually kind of liked that moon. I'm sure I still have a picture somewhere; I'll try finding it later.
Anywho, it was all good for a while, but I thought that the theme looked pretty boring. I mean, black on white is so MUNDANE, you know? I had to be a little weird. So I changed the title and body font colors to different shades of navy blue. Haha! Did you guys notice that change a couple of months back? It's okay; I wouldn't have either, had I not been the one who had made the change. This navy blue on white seemed... Softer... Than black on white, so I stuck with it. Yes, the background IS white; I'm not THAT tricky!
I was talking to my friend about my blog today, and during that conversation, I finally decided that it was time to make a few changes to my theme.
So what did I do?
1. Landing Page
I created a landing page! It's pretty plain right now, and I'm thinking about how I can make it more interesting. I already have a few ideas, so watch out for new changes sometime this month (Maybe? I hope so).
2. The Top of the Page
I made the whole top of the page different!
The first thing you may notice is the color gradient! I'm pretty proud of it because it took FOREVER for me to figure out how to do it. Well, I didn't figure EVERYTHING out. I just figured out where to put the line of code to create that color gradient. Placement is pretty important in code. I did a Google search for the actual coding part, and I found this webpage: http://www.w3schools.com/css/css3_gradients.asp
Maybe I'll look into all this techy stuff and do some more techy things. Maybe, haha.
I also changed the colors of the words at the top.
Lastly, I enlarged the website title and made its line thickness thinner.
So woot! Now I have a new-ish theme! Hope you guys enjoy! Sorry that I kind of rambled. Eek.
Do you guys code? Do you peeps enjoy coding? How do you guys like the new design? Any suggestions?
I guess another change is that I've been asking these questions at the bottom of my posts. Oh my gosh, so many changes; it's so exciting!