Making a blog

It’s been around eight months ago, as of the time of writing this, that I decided to buy my own domain. I knew I wanted some kind of hub of some kind, I could hand out to people so they could find me on all the different platforms I use: YouTube, LinkedIn, GitHub and so on.

I also knew i wanted to create a new platform for myself… a personal blog! What I thought i needed was a new platform where i can freely post anything I want. I have a lot of interests from coding, to photography, and it’s nice now to own a blog for myself where I can categorize and post however I want. I’ll mostly be posting about projects or things I’m working on. Making this blog has been quite a project by itself, so here’s a post about it.
So eight months later it’s finally ready to be utilized.

When I started to work on the blog I decided to download the most bare bone theme possible and work from there. In the following image you can see the look I started with (on the left), and you can see how the blog looks like as of posting this.

I knew I wanted a rather minimalistic blog and I wanted a hide able sidebar. The nice thing about the sidebar is that I can keep all the widgets there because there is no reason to look at the widgets while you’re reading this. I wanted the post layout to look similar to what you see on Tumblr and Imgur. I think I’ve achieved something that works rather well for my needs. I don’t have much experience with php, html, css or javascript. So all I’ve been doing a lot of googling to figure out how i could get everything to work correctly.

The colors took a while to settle with. All i knew was that i wanted a dark theme. I ended up pulling the colors out of a still frame from the old Batman: The Animated Series. I found the still from that does fantastic color palettes based on movies stills.

I’m pretty happy with how the blog looks right now so I hope I’ll be taking good use of it.