As you see with my wordpress theme just about complete, I am almost ready to go out and get my domain. I have just one small issue, I told Anna that I would spend any money on this project. I have had a few projects in the past that didn’t work out and I put a lot of time and effort into but also had to spend some money that ended up going to waste. So, with that being said, I have joined oDesk along with the previously mentioned freelancer.com and Elance.com. I do so far enjoy the layout and feel of oDesk the best of the three. I have just finished up filling out my profile and started putting in some applications for a few jobs. Hopefully, I will be able to raise enough money through one or all of these sites to go out and get my domain and site set up as my portfolio. Until then I will continue to post and give up dates here.
AS we speak I just got advanced to my first interview stage of a project at oDesk. It is between me and 2 other freelancers. Keep you fingers crossed, could get us a third of the way to getting our domain. Will keep you updated as I am. Thanks for reading.
I know I haven’t posted anything in a while but I have been busy with the new baby and also working on creating my very own new WordPress theme. Below is a sneak peak of the site. I took a screen shot and then just cropped out a section so you could have a look at what I have been spending my time on. Don’t want you to think that I have been just doing nothing.
Since right now I am using a wordpress.com site, I am unable to upload my own theme. So, I have been looking around and I think that I am going to go with iPage for my hosting. Looks simple to use, has very nice sign up and referral bonus, and pretty cheap hosting at $4 and change a month. Hope you like the look of the new site and thanks for reading.
As I said earlier I was going to work on updating my logo. Playing around with the free software Gimp, yes I use a Mac, I came up with this new logo below. I faded the stencil font of the SMJ, from an aqua color to a darker blue. For the Online Studios part I used Georgia Bold font and an of orange with a little brown in it.
I have really been digging my face into this WordPress All in One book, and I am now to the theme development section. Hopefully this is where some of the fun begins. I really think that I would like to start making my own themes and also themes for purchase. Sorry, if the development of the site has been slow but I have been brushing up on my php knowledge.
I just verified my site with the Google webmaster tool. It was extremely easy if you follow the directions that are given to you via link on your blogs dashboard. It does help to have more than one window open so that you can copy and paste the meta tag that google gives you once you log into your google account. The whole process took about 5 mins. at most. Sorry such a short post but I gotta go to work.
As you can see I have changed the theme of the blog from Wu Wei to the Free Quintus theme. I think it looks a little crisper and I think that for now the layout is a little more of what I am looking for. Eventually, down the road, I plan to code my own theme but I would like to get myself a little more comfortable with WordPress, pHp and MySQL. I hope that you like the new look. With the new theme my old header image did not fit into header on the Quintus theme, so I had to make a new one real quick. Since I am anal I had written down the fonts, colors, sizes and so forth of the first one I made so making a new one a little bigger and laid out slightly different wasn’t such a big deal.
Yesterday, I really didn’t do much in terms of upgrading the site because one it was Sunday(not sure if Sunday is going to be a work day or not yet), and two because the NFL playoffs were on. My brother and I, who is a Niner fan(I like the Detroit Lions), watched both games. The first was fun but looked like it was going to be a blown out early. Then the 49ers turned on the defense and started getting to Matt Ryan. Though a late fourth quarter drive by the Falcons made the game a nail biter. The second game went just the way that I thought it would, with the Ravens coming out on top. Hope everyone is ready for the “Har-bowl”.
Today, I made myself a logo and a header. Nothin special, but crisp and to the point. I used the Stencil font for the SMJ and used Georgia Bold for the Online studios and tag line. I hunk it brings a little bit more life to the blog. I hope you like it. Feel free to leave any comments about it below.
I also got through the first few chapter of the WordPress All-in-One for Dummies book. I am now about to get into some for the nitty gritty stuff. Hopefully, you will be ale to see some f he stuff that I learn here on the site soon. That’s it for today. Hope all is well. Also no bay yet But it should be here any day now.