Strawberry Custard

Yes, new theme. I already said I was absolutely sick of the old one so I coded this HTML5 baby completely from scratch. I have learned so many new things at work with HTML5 and CSS3 – again, I felt like I had to “get with the times, man”. It reminds me of the time I was still using iframes in 2007 because it was so much easier to change layouts. Well, I was naive and young.

Many people have wanted to dabble in HTML5 and after learning about it, it’s not that hard to grasp. Then again, I can’t really do anything fancy, but I thought I’d take the step up.

One of my previous designs, Coffee and TV, was responsive enough that it looked the same in most resolutions, and the free WordPress themes I created are responsive as well. However, with this new theme I decided to take it one step further and not just make a responsive width. If you resize the window you’ll find that the sidebar content shrinks and eventually disappears. I still need to debug the mobile version because it has some kinks, but if you fish out your iPhone or Android you won’t get a sidebar at all and you can just read the blog. 😄

With that said though, I think I’ve optimised the site for iPads so you should see it beautifully. Landscape version gives you the full layout; portrait will give you just the blog. I don’t have an iPad so I can’t test it.

But, I’m getting one soon. 😆 I actually bid on a number of iPads on eBay the other day, and since I’m 1) impatient and 2) a cheapskate, I bid on an iPad that did not only have a low starting bid, but had just over 24 hours to go. I was close to winning more than one but I’m glad that I won one of the items I bid on. It’s only the first generation iPad, but it’s just what I need. I can read on it, listen to music, watch some videos – making my daily commute a bit more enjoyable and less of a waste of time.

I don’t really care for weight or size (as long as the thing weighs less than my laptop, which it does), and I don’t need a camera on my iPad nor do I need to Skype or Facetime with people. I’m also not bothered getting the newest technology, so what gives. 😄

The iPad should be arriving at my work office within two weeks… well, hopefully. I also got a red case for it (I mean come on; what other colour). I’m guessing the case will come first because it’s being shipped from somewhere closer. On Friday I went to Typo and even though there were soooooo many notebooks I wanted, I just gave up. My mum phoned me while I was browsing the shop and I figured it was time to walk back to work anyway, so I did. After all, I just blasted a few hundred bucks on an iPad.

I pulled this layout together really quickly, and there are probably many bugs in it, but I really was sick of the grey and wanted something similar to my portfolio layout. I also still need to get around to writing a full list of everything I’ve cleaned from my websites so I can see everything at a glance.

It’s been a busy week and an equally busy weekend. I had to wash my bedsheets and currently my bed is unmade. 😞 I have work tomorrow so I have to wake up early, but that doesn’t bother me. I’m thinking of taking my Vegemite to work and putting it in the fridge. LOL.

I probably shouldn’t make silly excuses since I had enough time to fork up this layout, but I haven’t responded to most of the comments I’ve received on previous posts. Thank you so much for dropping by though, I love you all. ♥️

PS. This layout is called Strawberry Custard, was originally Coral and Mustard – but take your pick.

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