“A smile is a universal welcome” – Max Eastman
Yikes, it has seriously been over a month since my last post. That is was the longest I have ever gone without posting in almost 2 years – still trying to wrap my mind around that one!!
A lot of changes have been happening in my life as of late. So what happens when my life is in the midst of a 180? I decided on a whim to self host and plunge into this crazy unknown world of coding, self hosting, and being in total control yet feeling completely out of control.
Once I ‘learned’ this coding stuff, I was pretty excited with out quickly everything came together and I was able to focus strictly on pretty colours and fonts.
Originally I was going to recreate what I previously had – and it was okay – but I felt like it was almost pointless to be in full control and to have exactly what I had before..
So, this is what I came up with..
I wanted something simple, a big content area (so my pictures can look larger), a smaller sidebar on the RIGHT not the left, a header, and a pretty menu bar. Seems easy right? Not so much.
I literally spent days on the couch trying to wrap my brain around everything. I had a vision of how I wanted it to look yet no idea how to transfer it to code. With God’s Grace something just ‘clicked’ and I was good to go. Jamie called me his little computer whiz..
After I figured all the big stuff up it was time to pick colours. My favourite. So I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. I wanted something soft, elegant, and feminine, but I also wanted warmth for accent colours.
I think it turned out pretty okay!!
Since I love hearing the details about everything I thought I would share:
– Built on the Genesis Framework
– Font size 16
– Helvetica font,
– Raleway font for titles
– Lato font for menu bar