I’ve started playing around with the css…
I’m very much in “playground mode”. Everything is in transition…
And this process will take some time. Cos my day job also involves sitting in front of “The Great Monitor” for hours on end, I try to use my free time to recover from the side effects of working long hours. Essentially this means it will be a while before the design is final (don’t know about final…. maybe “has settled” is what I mean). Apologies for hurting designer eyes along the way… BTW, if you know of some cool links or have some advise, please feel free to comment below.

I’ve started by defining a color scheme and I’ve prepared a basic design in Photoshop.

The current colors:


The file to change is wp-layout.css.
I find these links useful:

wp-layout explained – description of the css file

css explained – step by step procedure

I’m using a text editor and Dreamweaver 4 to change the code.

Can’t decide on a font yet… I’ve tried Verdana.

[update Jan 11, 2005] found this link on building full CSS layouts

installing wp

Just decided to add my experience on installing WordPress…

I set up the MySQL database, modified the wp-config.php as required, uploaded the files, and then triggered the installation. Well, all I saw was a long error message… it took me a while to find out but for some reason PHP wasn’t working. After this was corrected, the install was easy and fast!

Next step: change the look and feel of the blog.
Apparently the design is css-based…

My first impression of wp: good.
Suitable for non-geek bloggers, who just want to write!