Just Because

A New Day, A New Look

Photo by Harrison Evans
Photo by Harrison Evans

Welcome to my new website. Everything is now visually under one roof. What I mean is that it’s not just a blog but much more. I purchased a premium portfolio theme (template to those not in the industry) and extensively customized it. It’s powered by WordPress and uses some newly available web tricks such as HTML5, CSS3, and media queries. Media queries is just a fancy term for a fluid site that will shape itself to fit all devices.

Please understand that a portfolio website is one that is loaded with heavy graphics and will have slow downloads on handheld devices. This kind of site is best looked at on any display larger than a smart phone. Another problem is, unfortunately, Internet Explorer which has been less than cooperative in keeping up with all the newly available technologies. It’s the only browser that required me to include gobs of extra code in order for my site to be seen somewhat as I designed it. IE is so hated that a lot of web designers have stopped catering to it. The browsers that are perfect angels are Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari. Love them, but hate Internet EXPLODER! Anything older than IE 9 will cause my site to look like doo-doo.

It still requires tweaking, but is ready for prime time. Have fun!

Just Because

Blog Set Up Trial


This is just a just a trial run. There is a lot more to add and delete before this blog is ready for public viewing. So bear with me. Eventually this post will be eliminated and replaced with something you will actually want to read. Maybe not. Actually, all future posts will be mostly large images. My copy will play a subordinate role — it will be written only to explain what the photos are all about. I’m more into visuals than words. I am neither a copy writer or a journalist.

This is the first WordPress theme that I have ever built from scratch (as in starting with an empty box). It’s been a huge, long, painful learning curve. Building my website was a piece of cake (though it was labor intensive with many long hours) compared to learning all the coding and PHP required for WordPress. AAARRRGGGHHH!

This trial run is also to see if all my categories show up in the left sidebar. I’ve entered them, but they aren’t showing up when I refresh my post window. And then there are the tags. Heck, what’s the difference between categories and tags? They seem redundant to me.

So here goes… I’m about to click on the “Publish” button.