Blog Design the Third

With the move to this new location I had hoped to get this envisioned theme up and running from the get go, however it took a little longer than I would like to get everything drawn just right and displayed just so.

There are still the odd things to tweak and the header image will grow; I’ll be putting more of my favourite things onto my little island. So far I’ve got, camping, Frisbee, UK and beaches/seaside I guess we’ll see just how much I can cram on there in time.

This theme is done entirely by me (apart from the ‘related posts’ code) so any mistakes made are my own, particularly what I hope to refine is the SEO I’ve applied. (How I’ve made this site as friendly as possible for search engine robots to find and use. ) I’ve spent the last 2 years learning about it and checked others’ work for what I know to look for but I’d never actually implemented it myself. I’ve made a compromise here or there but its achieving well in google indexing at least.

The sidebars are a little bland / sparse because I’ve doubled the space for them, reason being is I wanted a wider canvas for a picture gallery once I get that code organised and upload all my photos that I want to share here rather than on social networking sites. What I’ll do is drop one of the double sidebars and spread the gallery into that space, also having the gallery will mean I can have a photo block which should help fill it up.

Anyway those are the big changes I’ve got planned, I’m sure I’ll find a few tweaks to be made to improve both mine and your browsing experience. Lots of love Mike 😉

4 thoughts on “Blog Design the Third”

  1. Thanks guys.
    @Josh: I’ll get a photo up soon as I find a recent one I like thats not in red!

    @Kez: Actually its an amalgamation of skills picked up: grass I learn doing GoJam, Tent I learnt doing Witan and flag I learn doing SSAGO!

  2. Hi, I found your blog on this new directory of WordPress Blogs at blackhatbootcamp.com/listofwordpressblogs. I dont know how your blog came up, must have been a typo, i duno. Anyways, I just clicked it and here I am. Your blog looks good. Have a nice day. James.

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