In my previous article I wrote a few things about the redesign of this website, which is now responsive. However, fluid design is only one step towards building mobile friendly websites (which was the initial goal of RWD) since the small screen is not the only “problem” of a smartphone. We must also cater for the limited memory (and storage space, both temporary and long term) and the slow CPU that -most of the time- is quite slower than even a cheap netbook. We need to further improve our sites and for starters, I decided to not load the right sidebar at all, if there is no space available for it.
Spring is here, time for a fresh theme! Visually, it's not that different from the previous one but it was made from scratch and not on top of some CSS framework. It is responsive -that's the current trend- and I have not built it for specific resolutions or widths but with adding a new breakpoint whenever the content didn't look “right”.
Past is a skin for the Bootstrap framework. It is a relatively small set of CSS overwrites that change color and style definitions and add some textures here and there. Some other things are also adjusted to my liking (like the line heights) and a different set of fonts is selected, including Arimo from Google web fonts. It has been tested on all major browsers and Internet Explorer 8 too.
PGR Admin is a “skin” for the administration pages of WordPress. It overwrites various CSS styles and colors to -slightly- alter the appearance and adds a couple of settings for branding purposes, like the customizable logo above the main menu.
Some milk, a fresh diaper and sweet sleep in the hands of the tired mom. These might be some of the best times of your whole life kiddo! Welcome!