If you visit my blog (yes, this blog, but maybe you read via Google Reader or some other type feed reader) right now, you'll notice it is a bit of a mess.
A few months back, I decided it might be fun and useful to start learning more about WordPress. I have been experimenting with editing the themes to adjust colors and spacing for a while now, but with a limited knowledge of css, I'm usually just shooting blind and using trial and error. I bought myself a book on learning WordPress, but after a few days working through it, I gave up on it. But I gave up on that book at that time not WordPress in general. Just because I can't learn it one way, doesn't mean I can't learn it some other way -- this is something I've been trying to get Chloe to realize about herself, so I decided maybe I should apply the same theory to myself!
I spent time in March modifying a template for my TravelGoon blog (now defunct). For the most part, I was able to get it to look the way I wanted.
Now that it is April, I have switched my focus to this blog. Instead of simply modifying a few settings in the stylesheets, I have been trying to reduce the stylesheet of a simple theme down to the basics and to build it back up little by little, learning a lot in the process. I've also started editing the other files in the theme, trying to learn more about how the WordPress functions work.
Unfortunately, I'm not a graphic designer. I've ended up fighting to make things look how I think I want them to look, only to hate them. All part of the learning process, right?
Please excuse the mess here as I keep testing out new ideas. I realize that most people would do all these changes in a test environment and only release the final product. But as the theme of this blog has come to be about my learning and growing, I figured that the changes would be symbolic!