Theme Redone – Twitter Bootstrap

Now that I have redone the theme in Twitter Bootstrap the fun part begins.

Let me start by saying that some of the things have really been a pain to do with WordPress and I have had to create multiple Custom Walkers in order to get have the stuff done.

I did have some help with wp-bootstrap-navwalker and were it is great to start with it really lacks on some of the things I want to do since I want way more then a simple 1 level drop down. I would also like support for Font Awesome which it strangly does not, it does however (on a positive note) support for the builtin Glyphicons

I also had to extend the Walker_Comment class which I would give a link to the documentation for it but there really is none… SERIOUSLY!

Well I am glad that I develop for a living or I would be S.O.L.

Note for people just starting development. “Always, Always look at the vendor code and see what everything is doing if you really want to get things done.”

By the way I do still love WordPress.

Ok so next I am working on the front-page.php with a Carousel and rewriting the Bootstrap Nav walker which extends the Walker_Nav_Menu class. Oh and there is no Documentation for it either, though I will say I do have to give it to the WordPress development team for well commenting there code.

 

Bootstrap… Yep redoing my theme with it.

Ok, I admit I kinda rushed my personal theme and I am starting to not like it already.

  • Why? lets see..
  • It’s not responsive.
  • It’s kind of dark a glumy.
  • I know I can do better.

And I know I can do better. Which is a good enough reason for me.

Of course it will need to site on the back burner for a little bit though since I have more important projects to work on first though none the less I will be redoing it just not sure how yet. hmmm.

Oh yeah if you are wondering why the title it is because I am going to use Bootstrap.

 

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide: Activate Your Web Pages (Definitive Guides)

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide: Activate Your Web Pages

This book was great!

For warning it is very long (something like over 1000 pages) though not including the function references the chapters come to about 750 pages.

It is very intuitive and in-depth with the language of JavaScript and even includes a complete chapter about jQuery which covers pretty much the entire jQuery library.

This is the book I would recommend most for getting nitty gritty with JavaScript. It has step-by-step examples and as I said a complete reference of the JavaScript functions and methods.

How to make prototypes (not to be confused with the Prototypejs Framework which uses JavaScripts prototypes to use JavaScript in a Object Oriented Programming way) and much, much more.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide: Activate Your Web Pages (Definitive Guides)

Adam

Learning Perl, 5th Edition

Learning Perl, 5th Edition

After reading this book I have found it quite easy to start picking up the basics of Perl which as ugly as the language might be I am finding to be quite powerful. Of course if you already program in Perl then you already know this.

The book focus on the basics to get you started and has great footnotes. It is a rather small book which not including the Appendices is only about 240 pages. So if you are interested in learning Perl I do find this book to be a great place to start.

Check it out and let me know what you think.  Learning Perl, 5th Edition

Adam

New Theme Complete!..?

Ok I have the “New Theme” complete for the moment.

Yes I know that there maybe a bug or two and if you find one please let me know so I can fix it. Though all in all other than the interactive side with the JavaScript it is done for the moment is done is such a thing…

I got other projects I need to work on so my poor baby will have to take back seat for a minute while I work on them. Of course I will still be posting updates though and adding something new here and there.

( Huh I’m contemplating if I really need to add some type of closing sentence… Yeah sorry no this is good enough. )

New Theme Development

Ok fair,

I could put one together quick but if you remember I said I lets have some fun and where would the fun be in just throwing something together really quick?

So since WordPress comes with PrototypeJS  and Script.Aculo.Us, I thought to myself I would love to learn them. Sure I could use JQuery and JQuery UI  or BackboneJS and UnderscoreJS. But I already know them so where would the fun be in that?

I could use AngularJS and that would be fun and everything even though I already know that as well though I am working on other projects with that so yeah that explains that.

I do also love Magento which also uses PrototypeJS  and Script.Aculo.Us. So there is other benefits to learning them.

So coming to the conclusion that I want to build this with PrototypeJS and Script.Aculo.Us it is going to take a bit longer do to the learning curb. Though any things worth sharing along the way I will be posting.

New Year 2014

Ok, I guess I better start to make this sight a little bit more fun then just a boring default them.

Personalize it you say, as no doubt most would want to do.  This thought has not escaped me though I have thought to myself that that takes away from time that I might want to spend working on my other projects or even better just spending time with family or just doing nothing. After all that can be a good thing.

Lets be honest all work and no play makes me rather dull.

With that said I believe a can probably wipe together a customized theme in a few hours, just where do I start. Crap there goes 1 hour…

Can You Hear His Whisper

Can You Hear His WhisperCan You Hear His Whisper by Deborah Turley

For those of you that know me may or may not know that  my mother has published a book.

So I took a moment to read this little short story in doing so  I had found that it was actually quite good.

Now I know that many of you are probably thinking it is his mother of course he is going to say that and where to some degree it may be true. It was quite funny in many ways and not only was there some life stories which were fun to hear about it was one of the first christian books that I have read that just felt more real.

So as always check it out and let me know what you think.

The Lean Startup

The Lean StartupThe Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

After hearing much about this book from a job that I once worked I decided to take a moment and sit down and read it.  I found it to be quite insightful and it did give multiple “ah ha” moments that clarified things for me on mistakes that I have made in the past wanting to use “Large Batch Processes” and many other things. It is a book that I definitely would recommend on reading at least once. It sure opened up my eyes and I am sure it will open yours too.

Check it out and let me know what you think.