One of the perks of working where I do is that I get to use the really great FavePersonal WordPress theme. And one of the perks of being a programmer is that I can customize stuff like this. So I did. What is now on this site is the result of a few hours of hacking around, extending the theme. The basic changes are in fonts and styling, plus I changed the header to display the random masthead image. I have around 140 various photos I’ve taken over the years uploaded and cycling through.

My modifications are still pretty hackish. When they have solidified, I’ll release my changes on GitHub.

9 Comments

  1. swag247 on November 25, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Meteor slides is a great free plugin to handle slide-shows http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/meteor-slides/ I use it on allot of projects. Obtw… Hello Mospaw!

    • Chris on November 26, 2012 at 9:03 am

      Hello, Davis! Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll definitely give it a whirl.



  2. biggtodd on November 25, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Something!

  3. Alex on November 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    May need a little TLC on mobile. 🙂

    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s7/sh/3f855f2d-8d34-4bc9-8743-10539fe821ae/fb33895e3a0b70352b6a9620c78063ec

    Look forward to checking it out on desktop.

    • Chris on November 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Yeah, I did kind of murder the mobile view, didn’t I? It looks good on my iPad, though. 🙂

      Looks like I’ll be making some updates this week…



  4. Chris on November 26, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Oh and the theme modifications are still very much a “work in progress”, much like I am. I consider my mods “alpha” code at this point, even though I’m using them in a production environment.

    • Tim Davis on November 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      Chris, Check out http://www.rootstheme.com/ as a starter theme to build off of in WP. Roots uses Twitter Bootstrap (responsive available by default) and HTML5 Boilerplate. I use this for all my builds as it saves a ton of time and it is very customizable. My Site (swag247.com) uses roots and many of the sites in my portfolio are based on it. I am working on a responsive version of dbagreport.com (based on TBS not WP Roots, fyi). Hope this helps, happy coding!



  5. Vince Adornato on November 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I have no idea what did, but I like it!

  6. Chris on November 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    @Alex: thanks for the heads up on the mobile devices!

    I gave the responsive styling a little love tonight and the theme is looking much better. My Android phone even likes it.

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