What I did
Today I set up nickrallen.wordpress.com and chose a theme. I browsed themes last night and chose a few ahead of time, as well as bringing a photo to use in the header (although it is rather slanted and may not stay on the page). I also changed the name of the blog and the tagline. The final element of my work today is this post.
Why I did it
I chose my theme based on simplicity, the ability to upload a header image, and a menu that is easily navigated. My title and tagline are pretty simple for now: My name and the course number. My photo is one that I took on the New River while fishing and I rather liked it. I think it takes the viewer out of the computer for a minute and back into nature. I’m hoping to use this blog as my new ePortfolio by the end of the semester. I think this class will enable me to polish my coding and wordpress skills enough to have a really impressive ePortfolio. I’m really not sure how I feel about the text styles of this theme. Hopefully I’ll find out whether I can edit them or not. If not, I may choose a new theme.
What I Did
Today I tentatively chose a theme for my blog, added a title and tagline, and inserted a background image for the homepage. Although I am currently pleased with the look of my blog, I will most likely change the tagline, background image, and color choices upon viewing other theme options. I will continue to brainstorm names for my blog in an effort to display more of my personality and interests on the site.
Why I Did It
I would like this blog to display both my professional and personal interests while remaining visually stimulating. I chose the ‘Twenty Eleven’ theme because I thought it looked professional and allowed me to display a picture of me that can depict my interests. I made the text purple because it is my favorite color and left the rest of the blog black because I thought it looked professionally simple. The main image on the homepage is designed to showcase my personal interests; I plan on redoing this image to display more hobbies and interests of mine. On the ‘About Me’ page, I would like to take pictures of me doing the activities that will surround my background image after its update is complete.
Although I am excited to create this blog, I have many more decisions to make before being happy with its overall design!