My New Blog Theme
Yes, I have been monkeying around with my blog theme again!
A blog theme is like a coat of paint for your website. The theme consists of the color scheme, font style, color pallet and a number of other items. These various components determine the look and feel of the site.
The Genesis of this Theme
When developing this site I decided to get a jump start by purchasing a theme for my blog rather than developing one from scratch. The theme I chose is Anima, a theme developed for the Ghost blogging.
I chose the Anima theme because it is a minimalist, content-focused theme that allows me to display interesting images that I come across. Also, I get to learn a bit more about Zurb Foundation, a CSS framework that I use for many of my projects.
You can learn more about the Ghost Blogging Platform here.
Although I like the Writer theme, there were an number of modifications I wanted to make before it could be used on the my blog.
Writing in Markdown
Ghost uses Markdown for writing. Markdown down is a text-to-html conversion tool that allows you to focus on writing your content without having to worry about the styling of the content. For example, suppose you want to use a simple bulleted list like this:
- Item number one
- Item number two
- A nested item
- A final item
In Markdown, you would write:
* Item number one * Item number two * A nested item * A final item
Instead of having to write html code like this:
<ul> <li>Itme number one</li> <li>Item number two <ul> <li A nested Item></li> </ul> </li> <li>A final item</li>
Well, that's it for now. you can give me feedback and let me know what you think about the theme in the comments below.