not exactly work in progress…

Some things underway (blogging201)


Until today, I’d been mistaken in my belief that the only background colours I could select on this current theme were either the default colour or from the three options shown in my customisation panel. Upon closer attention it turns out that I was mistaken. Essentially, those limited offerings only really seem to apply to the font colours for the menus and widget text areas, of which there are only four colour options available – two reddish and two greenish. So, I now assume that if I first select and apply a background for the font colour I wish to display, that if I then choose a custom background colour, the font should perhaps remain the chosen colour. Have to experiment some more tomorrow. I also need to spare some time to try out different fonts. Also have to tackle this issue:

b201soonI’m probably not keeping the red, but it’s a dramatic change, and it’s having the opposite effect of ‘stop’ while making me actually stop and think about what I’m doing in a logical-ish order. It’s hot enough in colour for Bonfire Night celebrations, and will maybe stay for the weekend, or maybe not. The other thing about backgrounds is that other than on a widescreen monitor, unless the view is zoomed out the viewer probably won’t even see the background.

So, rather than adding a custom header, I’ve removed the custom header I had for a while and used the original image I created (not specifically for the blog at the time but then cropped for the header) so adding a (temporary?) site logo instead. It seems a nice way of implementing a transition to something else while retaining for now that familiar ‘brand’. I’m quite glad to be rid of the deep header hogging space before my posts BUT have also noticed in the customisation that I can select randomised headers. So, I’ll be exploring the potentials for that option maybe too.

In case you never visited before, this is what my blog looked like before these latest changes:


The day one task for blogging201 (intermediate customisation) had suggested trying things in the theme you’d not used before, even if only a certain type of post format. I’ve not quite done that yet. I might want to change my theme and today exported my back-up file to a test blog to play there too. So I’ll be exploring the Sketch theme here thoroughly before I decide any major theme changes, informed by my private blog experiments with other themes.

I’d love to know what you think about the changes so far, any feedback (or suggestions) would be most welcome.

Author: Colette B

Amateur creative (artist, writer) ...

13 thoughts on “Some things underway (blogging201)

  1. I’m really loving it so far! The changes are great, and I think the boarders being a color really gives it a nice feel. Great job so far, Colette! πŸ˜€

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  2. AYE I pushed Like, but I am one who sees the red, and hopes you find a tamer color! Red is for your bonfire though you said so hopefully new colors you are trying?? I had to read up on the bonfire thing, I had no idea about nov.5th. As you had not had pumpkin pie lol! LEARNING is fun,right:! πŸ˜€

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  3. okay i allow (yeah right permission πŸ˜€ for a pumpkin color today ha ha πŸ˜‰

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    • Hi, yeah I was actually going for a flame bright orange but stuck with this one for now. And hooray my apps picking up new comments πŸ™‚ Stuck with mobile internet while wireless connection’s down. Piggybacking is great until modem needs a reboot and no-one home to do it! Guess I’m doing my other stuff tomorrow… I dunno what colour tomorrow, Pumpkin’s not very shocking πŸ˜€

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  4. oooooh apps……well good thing i yappin on here then :D, You put it pink, I will be shocked I promise πŸ˜‰

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  5. Just a notice, This time I am seeing it on Firefox Browser? And it might just be my settings, but it is a nice quiet border to the page, orange on each side, nice and calm πŸ˜€


  6. Thanks Sarah. Orange is supposed to stimulate creativity so crossing fingers it works πŸ˜€

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