Squirrel

I went through some old pictures yesterday and found these of a squirrel that used to live by my apartment at the old apartment in Stockholm (in late October).

There seems to be a lot of squirrels in Stockholm in general, especially around the park area called “Djurg√•rden”. Other than that I still haven’t managed to get a clear shot (picture) of the deer that lives in my current “back yard” that is: the natural reserve outside my current apartment.

Weekend at the internets

I just realized I’ve spent the whole weekend trying to polish up on the WordPress theme here (the layout of the page) – and I haven’t even started looking that much into code functionality. As of yet, I’ve been able to make this theme:

  • Widget friendly
  • Plugin friendly
  • Able to change website name and description using the Settings panel in the WordPress dashboard.
  • Make admins able to edit individual pages with an “Edit” button below each post and page.
  • Featured permalinks both in title and seperate “Permalink” button for each individual post.

Yet still I have to admit I’ve spent most of the time fixing up CSS – recent changes involving.

  • New background (not just the clock, but cogwheels and whatnot further down the page for a bit of variation)
  • Styled Links to make things look cleaner and without all the underlines and everything.
  • Changed brightness of background as well as “window” density with a 85% transparent background for content instead of just 70 like it used to.
  • Changed caption formatting.
  • Removed published-dates for pages, so that it only shows for individual posts.

PS: I’ve also made an alternate version of the theme with inverted light colours, available HERE!.

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So what’s all this Lipsum about?

And that short post stating the layout is finished?

Well, thing is – I finally got around to learning enough about developing WordPress themes to make my own, and this “proof of concept” (the concept being that I – with no previous experience with PHP (and still no considerable understanding of PHP apart from a general understanding of HTML, CSS and Perl) will be able to make my own WordPress theme) being the result of several days of “hard” labour trying to make this work.

So how did I do it without really knowing all that much PHP?

Well – the good thing about programming and markup languages is that once you know at least parts of one, you can pretty much get along using logical reasoning to get by – especially with a bit of cutting and pasting from the WordPress documentation pages as well as using simple themes as models.

Hopefully this theme will be able to be released for the general public – that is: the WordPress theme database if they chose to accept it (I probably have a lot of cleaning up to do with the code and everything), but for now, I think I’ll add a download link … HERE.

2012

It’s still cold outside – but now without the comfort of Christmas around.

Contributions to the new year include a song called “Irregular Rampage” – which started off as an experiment working with “annoying” and “displeasing” waveforms to create a more gritty composition than those clean ones I’ve also been working with.

I’ve also put up a few more foley/SFX experiments up on my sound effects page.

A lot of my stuff will also be featured on my other website – but mostly for storage since that’s where my server is.