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Finishing up :: a redesign

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Did you notice? Current Observations has undergone a little facelift. It happens about once a year – the inspiration starts slowly and then bubbles along for a few weeks until I finally give in to the endless stream of ideas in my head and commit something to code.

This time around has been a little different for me – I decided to jump on board the responsive web design train and aim for a design that would work equally well on a desktop, tablet and smartphone. You really must try it – you can see it action by resizing your browser right now – pay attention to the top menu and my sidebar – go ahead I’ll wait.


So what do you think? Is it awesome or is it awesome or is it just the geek in me that thinks it’s awesome? I would love to claim credit for all this awesome but I can’t. I started with the Waipoua theme from Elmastudio, created a child theme and went from there. I redid by header graphic and even branched out into blue (shocking I know), I’ve made very naive use of post formats to change the image before each post title but I’ve just discovered a better way to achieve the same results so it’s back to code for me.

July 7th update – I changed my post title icons by making use of the post category metadata, which is a much nicer solution. If you want to know how it’s done – let me know.

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4 Responses to Finishing up :: a redesign

  1. Mel July 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Is it responsive? It’s great, love it Libby!
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    • Libby July 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

      Hey Mel – yes it is responsive. Thanks for the thumbs up. It’s so different to my last design that I’m still getting used to it.

  2. Brandi July 13, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    I’ve been hearing a lot about responsive design, but haven’t fully come on board yet myself (though I’ve been thinking a lot about redoing my own blog design lately – maybe this weekend). How are you liking it??
    Brandi recently posted..Introducing The Palette Club!

  3. misssrobin August 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    I did notice and it is awesome!
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