Happy New Year!
Fixed some minor, long-overdue annoyances with this site today, mostly stemming from when I transferred my domain over to WordPress last year. I then decided my theme was boring, and started looking through the theme options. They must’ve added a lot since I last looked, ’cause I suddenly found myself previewing, activating, and tweaking multiple options!
So, say hello to Atlas — it’s clean and professional, yet has subtle surprises & animations throughout that I like. For example, two-column blog posts and a scrollable sidebar … haven’t seen that very much. And yes, I know it’s probably frowned upon for a front-end developer to use a pre-made theme. But in my eyes, I want to make awesome things by day, and appreciate others’ things by night. Besides, I can always play with the CSS!
Checking in after a whole lot of nothing! Mostly wanted to post something I did in a few minutes on this pen, because I like quick art and it’s pretty haha.
I’ve also been busy with my new job, and moving/selling my condo to be closer to it! Thanks to connections from WordCamp DC (and a little bit of luck), I’ve successfully made a career switch and am now a Junior Front-End Web Developer at a marketing agency 🙂 I’ve learned a ton since November and need to update this site to reflect that, but it’s coming.
In the words of Google Home’s morning news, that’s all for now!
I came across this Pure CSS Connect 4 CodePen this morning — I played that game a lot as a kid (and still have it, including the beat-up cardboard box), so I had a bit of a nostalgic moment 🙂 As I have yet to foray into the world of advanced CSS/SVG styling like this, it amazes me what people have created when I get the CodePen Spark emails every week.
On a personal note, I’ve started volunteering as the webmaster for a local nonprofit, Community Empowerment Northern Virginia (CENV). So far I love it, as it allows me to help a good cause while still being able to create and learn more about WordPress (especially things that wouldn’t be relevant on this site, like integrating MailChimp).
I’m also volunteering this Saturday at WordCamp Baltimore, so looking forward to that! Don’t know what my schedule is yet, though it’s interesting to see the differences in organizing from WordCamp DC. I’ve had to unfortunately decline my volunteer invite to WordCamp US in December as well. The last week of November has gotten busy, and can’t take the whole week off, as I’m not within reasonable driving distance from Nashville. But, maybe next year!