Zero to Hero Day 15: Learn more about how visuals influence content

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I’ve written about the baby-steps I’ve been taking putting this blog together. I’m much better with writing than the technical components of creating the blog page. It’s like learning how to tune up a car when all I want to do is drive, and drive fast is what I want to be able to do. Put the petal to the metal; this is why they used to call me Lead Foot when I would come screaming down Pinecroft Road in my dad’s Buick Rivera. Loved that car. Wasn’t crazy about the color; I think it was green, but it was a V8. See, I told that I can do the writing part.

But, with the hopes of attracting more readers and creating community, I’ve faithfully followed the Zero to Hero tasks given to me. If you build it, they will come kind of thing. This is sortof happening. Yes, I know that sortof isn’t a word, but I’m also working on the sound of language. Who knows, I may sneak in a gonna one of these days.

I played around with themes. I went from Flounder to Typo. On day seven I worked on backgrounds and headers, messing around with fonts. I’ve been working on widgets, though there’s more room for that as my page is rather boring. Today I threw in a picture that would give a splash of purple, though a picture of a bee being consumed by a spider is kind of disturbing, though I’m fascinated by those kinds of things.

Today’s assignment: open the Customizer and try out some new fonts and colors (and backgrounds and/or headers, if you’re still undecided).

At least I’ve managed to get this assignment done early, which hasn’t been the case the last two days, and that’s made getting up before the sun’s up very difficult for me. I sure hope tomorrow’s assignment is a writing prompt. I can’t imagine another two weeks of tweeking , or would that be tweaking, my blog page design. Yeah, it’s tweaking.

As I stated yesterday, I was looking forward to working with fifth graders at Camus Ridge Community School is Eugene. This was my first day with this group, and they did not let me down at all; I had a blast. Tomorrow I return to Thurston High School in Springfield. I think I confused a bunch of Sophomores a couple of days ago. I knew I was returning, and I thought I was going to be subbing for the same teacher, and I told the students that I would see them Friday. I was so wrong. I’m subbing for a different teacher, so I won’t get to see the kids I met Wednesday, which is really too bad because I really liked them.

Oh well. Good evening all.Image

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