April 19th, 2017

Once every two years (or so), I will look at my blog and go “Oh, I should give it a new layout” and every time, I realize how god awful coding is and regret not practicing more to commit html to memory. What is array. What are loops. What is wordpress.

“Let’s add a featured image!” Well, image size won’t listen to me. Either it gets too stretched out or for some strange reason, it just ends up blurry on certain images. Functions won’t listen to me either. It either adjusts the image by height or width and not both.

“Let’s start a comment section!” How to comments. Took me about four hours to hunt for a basic code and figure out why my css isn’t applying to the comment sections. Read More

April 7th, 2014

I didn’t expect my layout to become like that. It started off with just a simple line of text, autumn leaves falling on the right, colors scheme along the lines of blue-teal-beige/yellow/whiteish, and decided to try a css menu after how I frowned upon the black menu bar one Sunday morning.

A day or two later, the header suddenly started screaming “plain and dull” in my face so there came PS and new fonts were being thrown about. Due to an accidental click, Wingdings came up and I wanted to use ❤❄ instead of my usual ‘Loveflakes’ text but that didn’t happen because I lack creativity.

Since symbols can’t make me happy, I turned to brushes. Snowflakes, love brushes, and about 10 discarded headers later, the frozen looking layout was born. The movie (or this post) didn’t occur to me till I tested the header on my site and helo sudden revelation of sorts. Heh. I think it’s mostly because I refused to use another color scheme as the thought of restyling my css menu bar, which somehow took me hours to get it right, was a bit traumatizing.

Other updates would be the comment section which I spent a day or two trying to UNDERSTAND it (It was such a bitch really . V . ), some pages, sidebar, and coding revamp. I went a bit crazy with the @import url thingy to keep my codes neat at first but it the loading time was a bit slower so I removed some of it.

Then there was the reset/rebuild css which was pretty cool but I’m not using it just yet because the moment I import reset in, my existing css codes got all screwy and I’m not feeling up to the task of the rebuilding section v_v

What can I say? I’m not as good at this whole coding thing as I’d like to be.

My friend once asked why I’m not doing IT instead.

Well this coding layout thingy is like a hobby. I can do a degree on IT but! I can’t do biological experiments as a hobby. It would be retarded-ly expensive and probably not legal or something. So biomed for degree, coding as hobby. Besides, I’m probably not good enough to do IT as a degree. . _ . ”

Anyway, I’ll be updating the QBee section over the next few days and tweeking everything and hopefully not break anything.

October 1st, 2013

Say hello to my new theme~ Just in time for the new month! (Oh and I’ve also updated the pixel section, added a past layout page, and edited the sidebar)

So, after my failed attempted to create a new layout the other day, I decided to stick to my old layout that was all blue and dreamy till one night when I got out of the shower.

I didn’t get an inspiration under the running warm water but instead, I had nothing better to do while I waited for my hair to dry naturally so I fiddled around with some fonts which turned out pretty nice. Colored it a little, decided to go with floral patterns, fiddled with more fonts, browsed for more fonts, and went to bed at 2am. Choosing fonts isn’t easy.

Anyway, after fiddling, changing/adding in countless of things, and throwing away four other layouts in a day, this is the results which probably does not justify the amount of work I placed into it. If I was a more artsy person, that would probably have taken an hour or so. (But I’m not which is why I rarely change my layouts)

As for the name, it appeared in my head while I was editing the image map and I decided to stick with it because it seems to fit. Probably could have done a better job…added more colors, some roses for the sidebar maybe? I don’t know. Will probably be tweaking it a little if an idea ever pops into my head.