Sherri-Ellen and I were talking, the other night, about how taste buds seem to change with time. We loathe things we used to love and the other way around. I started loving broccoli at the ripe old age of 45.
Well … I’ve found that’s not the only thing that changes. Patience or attention span, in my case, has become much shorter. I remember back in 2006, blogging in Yahoo360º, how I could spend hours, working on some HTML just to get some stupid red line exactly the way I wanted it. That’s just an example — I had just as many hang-ups then about design, as I have now … down to one pixel. It felt very rewarding … very gratifying, once I managed to get it right … I miss that feeling.
A parenthesis about that time: We had a «help group». Every Friday night we had online chat. One woman in the U.K. wasn’t able to center her headline/blog title. This was easy enough, and we told her time after time to type in <center>blah blah blah</center>. Still wouldn’t center! In the end, it turned out she kept typing CENTRE. We’re separated by a common language, as a famous person once said.
End of parenthesis. Nowadays, I just don’t have the patience with that stuff. A little … simple adjustments, but nothing more. Guess I want a ready-made theme that has it all, and that has yet to appear. I like many of them, but there’s always something … it might have everything I like, but then it turns out it doesn’t support ‘featured image header’.
Now … there’s something called _s [underscores]. There you can make your very own WordPress theme. You get to download the bare bones of WordPress and then you go at it. If you understand anything, that is. Honestly … this is not for ordinary people! You have to know something … I don’t know what it is, but I don’t have it. Now I’ll just accept that this is a battle I’m NOT going to choose for myself and move on. Instead, I’ll appreciate all those beautiful themes that are out there, and they’re free! I won’t take a single function for granted LOL!
Take the guy who created the theme SAGA [applied here right now] …Justin Tadlock. I remember him from way back, when he was teaching English as second language in Korea [or was it Japan?] … and he’d made a theme called Options on his spare time. This was the dream theme for me then, while I still had patience, because I could change more or less everything. I could have a slider on the front page … that was a new concept back then! Fast forward almost ten years, I think he does this for a living and has a framework called Hybrid.
If you’ve managed to read all the way down here: Hats off to you! As I said in previous post, I’d gone a little overboard with the blogs and I will cut back on that. This means there will be a few, totally web related, posts here instead. Bear with me 🙂
Those lilacs in the header image, I shot today with the iPhone.