A fresh new look

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It has been far too long since I last updated, and that’s not just because I forgot about it; I’ve been putting it off. Lately, I’ve had quite a couple of ideas to blog about, but I just didn’t want to because I had grown so tired of the dark design I made. I guess it was sort of stylish, in its own way, but I’ve started liking bright colour schemes better.

Therefore, before I wanted to blog again, I wanted to make it look pretty to look at; as you can see, I went for it and finished it; I’ll leave it up to you whether or not I succeeded.

I decided to finally jump on the bandwagon and do it all in HTML5, rather than the good ol’ XHTML. I think browser support for HTML5 is getting big enough to really start using it as the main technology in webpages; besides, it’s easy to set it all up so older browsers display everything all right as well.

My starting point for this custom theme was HTML5Reset‘s ‘empty’ WordPress theme. It’s basically a very basic theme, with minimal styling, so you don’t really need to actually get rid of anything to get it the way you want. It was very easy to work with, and I’m happy with the result.

What’s left

Now as you may have noticed, at the moment of writing, I’ve only redesigned the blog; the rest of my site still bears the dark brown design. I’ll be redo-ing my portfolio as well as the front page in this style, so it all matches. There are a couple of menu options up there in the navigation that don’t work properly yet too (most importantly, the ‘Music’ one), so I’ll be working on that as well.

Either after or before that, I’ll write a bit more about all the things I’ve been up to. It’s quite a bit.