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  1. Maroon Caludin
    07/05/2016 @ 3:55 pm

    The theme looks lovely! I love the colors! It has a summery feel!

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    • Adri
      07/05/2016 @ 5:07 pm

      This new theme was launched back in January 2016, so it’s like, the darkness of winter LOL. But yes, it is summer, so I need something bright that’d make everybody smile (well, just the colors anyway). Thanks for stopping by Maroon!

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  2. Pim
    07/05/2016 @ 5:30 pm

    I love the new look as well. I like your new site banner on the sidebar where it say still bla-bla-ing. That’s pretty cool.
    What’s a child theme? Is that where kids at a certain age are able to look at your site?

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    • Adri
      07/05/2016 @ 5:47 pm

      LOL I like that definition of a “child theme” http://adriculous.me/img/adri_smilies/01.gif, but no, that’s not it.

      A child theme is a WordPress theme that has been “adapted” from an existing theme. Say for example, you decide to use the default “Twenty-Fourteen” theme that comes along with the WordPress installation, but you want to REALLY, really customize it to your own look/taste. You create another theme folder, and in it, you only need to create two fresh files: style.css and functions.php. You write a stylesheet header code on style.css that has a “template” field (where you put the name of the base theme you’ll be working on) and then some required PHP lines on functions.php. You upload your new child theme folder in the “themes” folder (make sure the default “Twenty-Fourteen” theme folder is there, don’t delete it), you change your theme in WordPress dashboard to that new folder you made, and then you can add all your CSS however, whenever, you want. You can also create a “header.php” file too in your child theme folder if you wanna change how the default header looks like, etc. etc. More info here – How to Create a Child theme – but I also plan on writing tutorials on The NINPOJineous blog in the later future. Hope that helps. ^^

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      • Lucien
        07/08/2016 @ 11:40 am

        I liked Pim’s definition of child theme, too; it’s quite cute. ^.^
        I knew what child themes are, but had no idea how they were created….thank you for the mini-tutorial. :)

        By the way, I’d love to blog-affiliate; gonna add your link later tonight. :)

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        • Adri
          07/08/2016 @ 5:33 pm

          Yay! I’ll add yours hehe. :D

          Also, you can use a WordPress plugin to create child themes too. I use them myself because I’m too lazy doing manual coding on child themes myself LOL. Nothing wrong there. :)

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  3. Michelle
    07/05/2016 @ 8:57 pm

    Beautiful layout =)

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    • Adri
      07/05/2016 @ 9:19 pm

      Yay! Thank you! I almost did something funky by posting a pastel pattern background image on the main container instead of this paper/canvas background. Good thing I changed it to the paper/canvas one LOL ^^

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  4. Jamie
    07/05/2016 @ 11:50 pm

    I really love the new theme, it is so beautiful!

    Honestly speaking, the old theme’s font was a bit hard to read. I’m glad you decided to use something more neutral this time around. I was going to give you my opinions, but I did not know how that would come across. I also didn’t want to sound like a know-it-all. Ya know? I do like this paper/canvas background. It really goes with the new theme!

    Again, beautiful theme – you did an excellent job.

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    • Adri
      07/05/2016 @ 11:58 pm

      Hi Jamie, glad you like it! Somehow the new look gave me a feeling of ease now. The thing with me though is that I like to experiment and see how it goes and how long will it last. I’m the type who likes to experiment with things, so constructive criticism is always welcome. Also, I don’t think that you would be a know-it-all because I’m also learning this vast field of WordPress development, you’re just basically sharing some info you may think may be useful, and I’m grateful for that. :)

      I just wish I could say the same with some of the people who commented here LOL. I didn’t like what I did at the end (by turning on comment moderations) but I had to do what I had to do to keep going and not delve myself into petty “pride” drama. *cough*

      But you’re always welcome to provide any type of feedback and maybe tips for me to improve. I do what I can also whenever I see something weird on other people’s sites (of course, like you, I have to be careful too LOL). Thanks for stopping by again! ^_^

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  5. Lucien
    07/08/2016 @ 4:49 pm

    Your link was added and is up on Flyhigh.nu/exeunt.php. :)

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    • Jamie
      07/09/2016 @ 11:37 pm

      I’m glad you won’t take my knowledge of colors as an insult. I guess I thought it would as sometimes people don’t like constructive criticism, especially when they didn’t ask for it. Ya know? The thing of it is, I feel that I’m a little good at picking color schemes (even though I use the same colors over and over) and it’s mostly due to taking a Color Theory class a few years ago.

      Yeah, petty drama is the worst! I can’t stand drama, yet I do know some people who thrive off of it and will create it just to get that high. Ya know what I mean?

      Anyways, I love the meme “Throwback Thoughts.” Is there anyway you’d like to create that into a monthly meme with me? Please, let me know!

      I’m not going to lie. WordPress can be a pain the arse some times. In fact, I started to dissect WordPress in 2003, after a few web developers told me that I should start learning how to code so I won’t have to rely on others to do it for me. Best advice they had given me. Because they were nice to give me that initial push, I am majoring in web development in college.

      OH yeah, I have updated my blog’s link it is no longer jamiejones.me, the new link is http://poetry-notes.com .

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      • Adri
        07/11/2016 @ 12:41 pm

        One of my mindsets is, if no one points out mistakes or if anyone doesn’t have any constructive criticism, then I would be making the same mistake over and over again, and if that happens, I’ll never learn LOL. I did take a color theory class back in college like… 10+ years ago LOL. I still have my old textbooks on color theory and even though I rely now on my Photoshop to grab my colors using their swatches system, I still have my old manual color wheel whenever I draw on paper and pen. Sometimes I just like to play around with color combinations and not always stick to the same old ones according to the color wheel, so to speak. I subscribed myself to Colourlovers and other color guide sites too.

        I’m currently taking Ruby on Rails class right now (today’s the first day!), and even though I haven’t really gotten through the nitty gritty, I heard that Ruby on Rails is a lot faster and easier to learn than PHP, but some others say that knowing another language can make things easier when you learn a new language, so I’m taking this approach. (still, I want to rebuild my own blog out of Ruby on Rails one day LOL)

        I’ll be sure to update your link after this comment LOL. The “Throwback Thoughts” series in my other blog is directly towards web design/development or even anything artistic/creative, so it stays there. There is a similar linkup that Tara (http://aigoo.me) and Georgie (http://hey.georgie.nu) are running called “Timeless Thoughts,” where you recall things in your past that you had special memories on. Hope this helps. :D

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  6. Tara
    07/13/2016 @ 5:44 am

    This new look is better. I actually prefer this colour scheme and font. The previous one was a bit difficult to read for me. So it’s great you made it more legible! My eyes appreciate it for sure!

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