and then there were 12

The site facelift is underway. Well, mentally anyway. I’ve looked at and waded through a veritable sea of templates for WordPress, both good and bad, and have narrowed it down to 12 potential layout templates upon which to base my next blog iteration. Yup 12. I think honestly, it’s down to around 3 true contenders for the bulk of it, but there are aspects of all 12 that caught my eye for one reason or another, so I’ll likely incorporate bits of several of them in my final design. Although a great template, I’m sick to death of Kubrick, (the one that currently accounts for the majority of my site code), and need a more individual look. Metamorphosis is on the horizon… Wheeee!

Also on the horizon: holiday begins soon. I’ll be in Portugal for a week of it. I’ve got the bathing suit blues, but that’s my own fault really. I like food. A lot. I’m entirely too indulgent, even when the majority of my intake is truly healthy. My problem is still the irregularity of a fitness regime, but I’ve only got me to blame again for that. * shrugs * I’m flawed. (and so is my beach physique…) I haven’t gained any weight in over six months, just maintained, which proves that I need to shake this ass to shake off some weight.

On the Portuguese upside, I’ll be learning a lot about photography whilst in the Algarve. I plan on getting my feet wet with some manual camera settings and trying to better understand aperture stuff and other camera black arts. I get some lucky shots as my knowledge stands now, but I want to understand why certain photos are better than others. I can handle composition pretty well‚Äì now it’s time for more nuts and bolts understanding. Bring it on!

Well, back to some code analysing. More of the unremarkable in abundance for you tomorrow. 😉


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2 thoughts on “and then there were 12”

  1. No matter what template I used for WordPress they all just drove me nuts. There was one that was XHTML 1.0 Strict, which rules out a lot of the useful tags. Then there are some where the CSS is so screwy that you can’t even use ordered lists.

    I wish you the best.

  2. I know what you mean. I’ve had a WP blog for a couple of years and had a few different templates over that time which I heavily customised, so it shouldn’t be too big of a deal. It’s wading through the bad templates that’s the drag. There are plenty that I can’t even believe people submitted.

    Since CSS is my main game, I should come out ok. Most of the time when I post more than one picture in an entry I have to check it against IE and FF on the PC for compatibility issues anyway, so this change will be more of the same on a larger scale. Just another day at the office for me. 🙂

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