Welcome Back!

I have completed the theme as promised. Last week I was completely sick and tired. I just sat around on Twitter for the majority of the day. I have had the flu and the beginning of last week was no good for me. By the middle of the week I was better;  but with the strange temperature drops, I couldn’t do much then either. Finally  Florida decided to love me and warm up on Saturday. I got a lot of coding done and finished up last night.

To other people this theme probably looks exactly like everything else I’ve done. Quite frankly, it does to a degree. Most of the design work was done with the coding. For probably the second time in me using WordPress, I have valid CSS! That doesn’t say much when your XHTML is full of errors but whatever. I’ve done something right in my eyes.

I love having an organized footer for once. It took a while for me to actually “get it” the way I wanted it to look. Especially the tags, which I later found the Simple Tags plugin. It’s a great help and it’s fun to use in the WP-Admin as well.

For those who don’t know, I code my themes all from scratch. I’ve never used a base template or base theme. I just take my time making 1,001 mistakes before I learn how to do things properly. I’ll probably be posting a lot today because a lot of things have inspired me. I just wanted to show off my new layout properly. If you’re reading from the RSS feed, be sure to visit the main page to check out the new layout. Happy Monday!

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Angelica Yarde
My name is Angel Yarde. I am a designer, front-end developer, and speaker. I am the editor and designer of Studio 404 whic was founded in December 2006. In January 2014, I launched Studio 404 Paper, a paper shop which includes type-focused greeting cards, note cards, and prints. I currently reside in Celebration, Florida where I co-own a branding strategy studio, Sevenality, with my husband.
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6 Comments

  1. Well damn, let me find out that you’re a wordpress theme coding wiz. I know I use those little templates, but I get bored quickly and distracted easily. I’m working on a new theme myself. Let me tell you that it’s murder trying to do a whole new theme without my old laptop. It’s going to look crappy.

    You said you were going to re-do a couple pages too? let me check those out.

    Ajas last blog post..Currently on my DVR

    • I just redid my about me page really. Added some pictures to my photo gallery and to my screenshots. I haven’t really changed anything yet because I’m undecided as to what I will and will not keep. I’m still in the process of a major reconstruction.

  2. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH!!! This is so cute!!! I love Pink & Brown together. -steals-
    Glad you’re feeling better, now I’m sick. I’m gonna say its your fault, lol.
    I’ve never used a base or whatever either. I always did it from scratch so I could feel proud of myself.

    You just reminded me that I was supposed to change my layout…..like a month ago. Haha.

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