It’s been a looong time coming. Let’s face it, the default WordPress themes are pretty cool, but when everyone has one… Meh, not so much. And if you’re a webmaster, especially a notorious one, you kind of owe it to the world to show off your chops.
So after a longer gestation period than I care to admit to, here are the fruits of my occasional and intermittent labours.
Things to look out for:
- The menu sticks to the top of the window.
- The portrait scrolls over the menu, and the content scrolls under.
- The favicon uses the portrait and colour scheme.
- The 404 (aka Page Not Found) has an original haiku.
- The comments style is pretty cool. (Leave a comment to check it out.)
- The hover link styles in the footer are two-toned.
Is it completely finished? Pfft! Please! I’ll be tweaking this thing forever. But it would never see the light of day if I waited for it to be perfect. Rule of thumb for web developers: launch the ghetto version; polish as time permits. This also allows for user feedback to help direct where the polishing efforts should go. (This is a lesson that I keep re-learning.)
Let me know what you think.
(NB: Also have a plugin in the works with a custom post type for letters of reference. Keep an eye out for it in the next 3-6 years.)