Posts Tagged “web design”

New and improved

New Design!

It’s about time for a fresh new design! That’s right. My blog has a new look…hope you like it!

When I first transferred over to WordPress, I went with the Atahualpa theme. It’s a great theme, with lots of customization options, so I’d highly recommend it. But after a while, even those many options started to get a bit restrictive for me. And since I’ve also been doing some web design on the side, I’ve been working with WordPress themes a little bit and have a better understanding of how they function. So I decided I needed to create my own custom theme, from the ground up.Continue Reading

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Being Mr. Macho

I’m consistently amazed at how little self-awareness people can have at times. Or, at least, I’m assuming that there are others with as little self-awareness as me. My understanding of myself seems to come in bursts of revelation rather than slow, incremental gain. As my thoughts swirl around in a storm, sudden flashes of insight appear like lightning.

The current storm in my brain has been regarding gender roles. As my understanding of feminism grows, I realize that gender roles are one of the key areas of society that must be challenged in order to provide equal status for women. But such an issue is just as applicable for men as well, since men face gender roles and norms of their own, and it would be somewhat odd to attack feminine gender roles and leave the masculine ones intact. So this issue, more than perhaps some other feminist issues, has an incredible power to unite both men and women in challenging social stigmas and oppression.Continue Reading

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LessPHP Minified

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Recently, I came across an excellent tool to keep CSS code clean and non-repetitive. Often, large CSS files end up cluttered with declarations like the following:

This sort of coding is clunky and awkward. LESS offers a way to avoid that awkwardness by allowing for nesting, variable declarations, functions and operations, and mixins. These more semantic .less files are then compiled to create functioning .css files. Unfortunately, it uses Javascript, which means (a) significant client-side processing and (b) availability only to users with Javascript enabled.Continue Reading

New Blog Address!

Welcome to the new home of Disjointed Thinking!

In my previous post, I mentioned that I had created a new personal website for myself. Because this included buying some webspace of my own, I figured that it was a good idea to move my blog over as well. So, if you’ll notice at the top, the blog has a new web address. If you’ve previously bookmarked it, please update your bookmark to reflect the change.Continue Reading

CDs and Works of Art

I’m not quite sure what to say about today. Some stuff happened, and then some more stuff happened, and then, when all things seemed done, some more stuff happened. That’s about it. I mean, this wasn’t bad stuff or good stuff in particular, just stuff.

Right now I’m listening to a CD by a Christian band called Black Talon. Lana told me to listen to it for her – I’m not quite sure why, but she wanted my opinion of it. Her dad’s the band manager or something like that. Anyways, I’m on the second song of ten, and so far they’re reminding me of a cross between Linkin Park and Pillar. It’s sort of like a heavy hip-hop almost. I’m not sure what exactly to classify it, because it’s definitely not the typical hip-hop, but there’s too much rap to call it punk or anything like that.

And now that I’m into the third song, it’s more of a worship song than anything – which is really strange. Their drums aren’t that bad, let’s put it that way. I like some of the rhythms they have going in the songs. Their guitar is a little too trebley for my tastes and has a bit too much distortion – it makes it sound like they’re trying to be an electronica band or something. Their singer isn’t that bad, and he sounds like the guy off Pillar – but I think the band could really use a screamer in the background.…Continue Reading

Counting Files Helps Me Sleep

Waking up early on a day that you had the chance to sleep in is not fun. I repeat, it’s not fun. It’s quite painful, actually, to know that you could have slept in late and you end up waking up at 6:00 AM. That’s what happened to me today. I was planning to sleep in until at least after my parents left in the morning, and I ended up waking up before they even got up.

So there I lay. I was half-conscious and half-asleep. I looked at the clock. Only ten minutes had passed since the last time I had looked. I rolled over with a groan and tried desperately to get back to sleep. As far as I know, I slept in short little spots during the few hours that I lay there, but I couldn’t really tell. I was in that half-conscious state when you really can’t tell whether you’re awake or asleep half the time. I mean, I knew I had woken up. I just didn’t remember half the time that I lay there, so I assume now that I fell asleep for at least a little bit, in a restless sort of sleep.

So that was my morning. I finally got up at about 9:45 because I hate just laying in bed there not being able to sleep. I figure that I’m not going to actually sleep anymore, so I might as well not waste my time trying and just get up and do…Continue Reading

Message From An Old Friend

Wow! I never expected this. I just got an email from a friend I haven’t spoken to in at least 3 or 4 months. It just kind of popped up out of nowhere. That’s pretty awesome!

This guy is a person I met online a long time ago. We’ve known each other for at least 2 or 3 years, and, both being interested in web design, we worked on stuff together and made awesome stuff. We had this one place called The-Lounge that had hundreds of members – maybe even thousands, I’m not sure – and was just a place to hang out and talk about anything you felt like talking about. It was awesome. It eventually got shut down for some legal reasons, but we kept going on the web design sphere, creating our own websites but still maintaining a close friendship with each other. If I put up a few links to my friends’ sites, his was always the first up there, and it was the same on his site as well.

But alas, nothing ever seems to remain constant, especially on the Internet, and he decided to get away and spend some more time working on his social life instead. There was a girl he liked, plus his car and his room he was redoing. He decided (a few times, actually) to just get off the Internet completely, because he was “hooked” on it. He left a few times, and eventually came back, but the most recent…Continue Reading