All the futzing in the world won’t fix it

Apologies. I’ve been futzing around with the layout here a lot. (If you find anything broken, please let me know.)

It’s just hit me why I’m just not happy, no matter how much futzing around I do. I didn’t make this layout myself and therefore no matter what I do, nothing’s just to how I like it. And yet, it’s been well over a year since I had this blog and my promise to myself of making my own theme hasn’t been fulfilled.

Pre-made WordPress themes are a bit of a cop-out. As a web designer, I feel a little dirty using a pre-made theme. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very nice theme. I wouldn’t be using it if it wasn’t! But it’s not mine. I don’t instinctively know which classes to go and edit if I want to make minor changes. It’s all a bit trickier when you’re weaving your way through someone else’s CSS.

One day. One day I’ll get around to it.

2 comments

  1. Futzing is my new favourite word.

    And this is most definitely a beautiful theme and I love seeing it every time I visit your blog, though I know what you mean. Having to navigate through someone else’s code is never fun. I think the only reason I haven’t used a pre-made theme, because even though I know they’re a million times prettier than my attempts, I’m too much of a control freak. I like to know where everything is when I need to edit things.

    But yeah, this theme? Teh pretty <3

    • I’m a control freak too. I think I fiddle with some aspect of the layout here at least once a day! I just can’t help it!

      Futz is a good, solid word. Needs to be added to the dictionary.

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