AT LONG LAST!
After many exhaustive hours and tense moments spanning several weeks, the new website theme is finally fit for viewing.
This is a responsive (meaning it should display well on any size screen, from the smallest cell phone to the largest desktop) portfolio, highlighting everything about my creative works, affiliations, etc. One day, after retiring from the dog business, it’s my hope to turn this into a showcase for income-producing endeavours. Pensions aren’t what they used to be and many of us will need a little extra to get by. Sad statement of the times! Anyway, that’s something for the future. In the meantime, blogging for the sheer joy of it is still one of my biggest obsessions.
Overview of Homepage:
<- The first panel is a snazzy 5-image slider, featuring some of my photos. After viewing those, either click the red button to take you to the next segment, or just scroll down. (The top menu takes you to the main blog page and other categories.)
<-A voice message welcome, plus details about posts and categories
<-An “about me” section, with links to the blog and my Amazon store
<- Dogs (of course!) and a link to “Dogs from A to Z” (this year’s April challenge)
<- A video page showcasing travel and music, with links to more posts in those categories
<- A carousel of latest blog entries
<- My work published elsewhere
<- Affiliations and awards
<- Search, contact, social media links
View the homepage in action HERE
The world of web design is fascinating! If only I were 30 years younger…Due to my lack of experience and formal training, this has been by turns, frustrating, frightening (when I thought everything was totally fucked up) and exhilarating. As usual, trusty old Google was there to help, but this time, it wasn’t enough. I’d like to thank the staff at WP Stagecoach (hosts of the testing site) for all their help. Morgan, in particular, took the time (for free!) to teach me about child themes (something I never understood before) and how to edit files using FTP. (Apologies to my non-techie friends.) Also, the theme designers at Athemes go above and beyond when it comes to design help and troubleshooting. Thank you, Kharis and Vlad for your quick responses! If anyone is interested, the base theme I’m using is called Sydney Pro.
To my blogging friends: I’m sorry to have missed your posts and hope to catch up with you, soon. Thanks for your patience!
Please have a browse around the site and tell me what you think. Also, let me know if something isn’t working right or seems out of alignment, especially if you’re using a cell phone or tablet. This theme is supposed to be completely mobile friendly.
Looking forward to your comments!