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New Look

By , 18 August, 2009 23:15

Having been sidelined from fishing for a little while, I took it upon myself to give the site a bit of a makeover as I thought it needed sprucing up a bit. I do like to have a good old tinker, although not entirely proficient in the witchcraft that is coding, I’m more than happy to delve in and have a go; I mean, what’s the worse that can happen?

Undeterred, I ran a test blog and installed a fresh copy of WordPress along with ‘Panorama‘ a WordPress theme by ‘Themocracy‘. It was the only theme I found that was near enough to the way I wanted the site to look.

Once installed, I set about my tinkering and made a few changes – some minor and some not so minor – to the the theme until I was satisfied I had it the way I wanted. The most obvious changes are the colour scheme and background layout, the minor changes are the rounded corners on the blocks (Update. They’ve been removed for CSS validation purposes but I’m trying to find a work around by use of images) and dividers and other small graphics. The header image is a picture of Seven Sisters on the East Sussex coastline overlayed with a photo taken the year before last at Seaford, when I was out fishing with our son, Alex. The layers were toned down and given a shade of blurring and transparency to give the desired effect.

When I was satisfied, I had all the changes done, I copied all the relevant files, installed the new theme into the live blog, overwrote the theme files with the test copies and away we went. There’s just a few minor tweaks to be done under the bonnet but that’s it really. Now to go fishing.

Ahh…. did I mention the FPO’s new blog… I’m sure I did but just in case I forgot, it’s

FPO’s New Blog

I have been instructed by the FPO (Fishing Permissions Officer) aka my wife, Anna, that unless I wish to find all my tackle in a mangled heap at the bottom of the garden and see myself being allowed out only once per bi-annual period to fish with a crab line, I must add here a link to her new blogging site.

I therefore publish said link to ‘‘, a site dedicated to the art of cookery, recipes and other kitcheny type things.

Please do drop in and have a look around, you’ll find some really, really tasty stuff there. Please feel free to leave a comment.

Theme adapted from: Panorama theme by Themocracy