Website theme, meet 2021

Posted on 09 Jan, 2021

My website theme is over 10 years old.

I kept it because I liked it a lot, even as I saw that the theme was not being updated by its developers – their website was working up to 2014. As the years passed, I customised it heavily with plugins and CSS to make up for the gaps.

It’s been outdated for a while, I know that. Some of the Javascript is broken. It’s not mobile-responsive so I had to set up an AMP version, which I’m also not fond of – it takes away so much of the extra formatting that (I personally believe) adds to personality of the site, as well as the fun bits I squeeze into the sidebar.

At the beginning, I didn’t have the chops to get too deep with the theme code. And I’ve always wanted to customise the post and category templates. But now that I am able to do all that, I don’t have the time.

So… revamp?

Yes, and no. I’ve had a theme sitting on a staging site that I wanted to tweak the hell out of – for two years. It’s clear that I just have to put it up, out-of-the-box, with minimal tweaking. I can always do the adjustments afterwards haha.

So, when the new theme goes up, and however long I leave it looking like a default theme, please know: It is absolutely a reflection of me. It doesn’t reflect my webdev/webdesign skills, I can of course do much better. It does reflect how I deal with my myriad of personal projects, and personal branding.

Happy new year, everyone.

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Jan 2021
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