Well, as you can clearly see, I have a new website theme up and running. And, if you’ve viewing on a smartphone or a tablet, you now get a special mobile theme. It might not be the prettiest thing, but it is functional.
Lately, I’ve wanted to update my blog design. The Twenty Eleven theme was functional, and with the dark color scheme and blue banner, I actually thought it looked quite cool, but it felt kind of…I’m not sure. Pedestrian? Goth? I had one viewer complain of white on black text. While I disagree that’s a serious visibility issue (plenty of people like light text on dark background) I did want to shake things up. So I adopted this theme (“Required”), popped on some Open Sans for legibility, and went to town.
That’s what you get when you develop some web development skills. You start thinking you can make your blog all pretty and whatnot…
I have more content coming for this, including a few new pages (!!!) and of course more blog posts, and hopefully more fiction as well. I’m not sure how much I want to comment on my personal life on this blog–this is not my Livejournal*, after all–but I have had many reasons to become far more optimistic and hopeful towards the future in the last few months. I have made many friends, and more importantly, I think I’ve actually found a niche. I’m developing skills I will use for a long time, and I don’t just mean the technical ones. My life is also acquiring a bit more stability, and I think, while time management will continue to vex me, I will be able to handle more things thrown my way from now on.
I’ll still be tweaking this site–if enough people complain about the color scheme I’ll change that, and the Facebook button on the side doesn’t work because it’s supposed to link to a Facebook page, which setting up is problematic–but for now, I’m pretty pleased.
Welcome to the new QMS. Same as the old QMS, really, just with a better design.
*No you may not read my Livejournal. That thing is locked down for a reason.