Inspired by wanting to share my work and growth process in web development, this blog was born. And out of it came a project to learn WordPress and carve out a child theme from TwentyEleven. It’s taking longer than I expected because it’s not something I work on, on a full-time basis. Sometimes I wish I could go into hibernation for a while and do nothing but hack WordPress 24/7: no job to go to, no family or social obligations, no household chores . . . just me and my laptop cramped up in a web dev cocoon for however long and at the end of it, out will emerge a shiny new blog design. Continue reading
WordPress’ Twenty Eleven theme has a dark border on top of its content area that I wanted to get rid of in my blog design (Artsibelle):
Using firebug’s Inspect Element feature, I discovered that the selector to target was #branding: Continue reading
I may be wrong but I really don’t think there’s any profession out there that rivals web development in rapid evolution. The very thing that makes web development so exciting can also make it challenging Continue reading
By default, WordPress displays entire blog posts on the home page. My preference is to have just an excerpt of a post show with a link to the full post next to it. In getting this to happen, here is what I learned and I hope this helps other new wordpressers like myself:
FYI: The WordPress version being referred to is 3.4.2 (the most recent version to date).
MORE-TAG POST EXCERPT
There are three ways to do this post excerpt thing. Continue reading
If you’ve read my previous post, you’ll understand that this blog does not aim to provide web development tutorials. Instead it will be more of a place to share my “note-taking” and thoughts on the subject. However, just because this isn’t a tutorial site doesn’t mean you won’t find any code here. I’m sure you agree that it would be pretty difficult to discuss web development topics without code!
As I write this post, I’m still using the Twenty Eleven theme that comes with a new WordPress installation, minus the header banner. I have a second WordPress installation on my WAMP local hosting environment. The plan is to do the blog design in that environment and eventually replace this live blog with my new design. In other words or in this case “pictures” , I want to go from: Continue reading
I’ve embarked on a personal project of building a wordpress child theme for this blog. It’s going to be based off the Twenty Eleven theme. I’m new to wordpress so this is going to be . . . challenging, interesting, frustrating, exciting . . . well you get the point. Continue reading