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Adventures in Designing, Episode 1: Attack of the 50-Foot .design-1 Element!

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So, as I started to design and implemented Bootstrap, I noticed one thing that was still troubling me… The size of the titles for each of the new posts when I implement the design-1 class.

Compared to the rest of that text, that header is HUGE!

Needless to say, to affect some of the changes I wanted to make, I had to make style changes that override what is already set it bootstrap.min.css (I'll optimize it later) but suffice it to say, I'm not thrilled about presenting an inefficiently coded site at the moment. Not to mention, I'd like to cut this h1 element down to size.

I've also started to implement the Bootstrap 4 navigation bar but for full integration, I'm going to need to write a walker class so that WordPress will cooperate with Bootstrap's schema for what they want a menu to look like. I'm also thinking about where I can put that search bar and how to redesign the index.php template.

So tomorrow, my goal is to fix how images render in this theme and work on some of the custom category designs.

Vé… Coming on Monday!

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I must admit with sadness that my time at Greystone Technology has ended and it comes time to engage in the job search. As a web developer, the fact that my professional website hasn't been launched yet is a source of some shame for me. But since every day is a new opportunity, it is time to develop an amazing personal portfolio website… from scratch… before Monday. And I'm going to be liveblogging the process.

Why haven't I done this until now?

The reason I haven't done this until just now is due to the fact that I've been having some issue with SiteGround's implementation of Let's Encrypt, which does not support punycode domain names. So, while I could get a SSL certificate for, I could not get one for vé I could let my stubborn Frenchness keep me from working on this while I sort out the issue with the Punycode domain name… but I feel that would not serve me well at this moment.

So, where can you follow along?

Well, you can follow along here or on my GitHub repository for the theme (kawaiidesune/vbdotfr). I should be committing new changes to the theme as I make them throughout the day. Though, I might not be able to make that many this morning with the blinds in my home office broken so I can't retract them.

These are the broken shades in my home office.
Blinded by the light!

But that does not mean I won't be making other decisions concerning my site. Primarily, I'm going to be sketching out ideas for the design of and working on implementing them.