As I enter the world of amateur photography, I decided to create a blog to share images I take of the world around me. As I am interested in design and color (graphic arts, web design, photography, art, etc.) I thought I would create a blog dedicated to sharing images of design and nature. The title of the blog is Communicating With Color and the title was
inspired by a book I purchased and often use as a reference for design. I don’t anticipate the content of this site to be updated regularly, but it will be updated when we get out and about and I happen to take some interesting photos. So, I would expect this blog to be a bit more active when we hit the road on vacations.
My thoughts for this blog is to possibly invite co-contributors (photographers, designers, etc.) to share their content as well in exchange for a banner/link to their own websites/blogs, flickr streams, etc. If you fit into this category, please let me know if you are interested. The photos displayed on CWC.com are under a CC license and I have allowed for open use for content on the entire site just so you know if you have questions about copyright.
The blog itself is a WordPress 3.1 blog and I designed the template from scratch starting with a mockup in Photoshop. I then coded the mockup into HTML in Dreamweaver and then plugged the code into a blank WordPress template. Following this, I spent time tweaking and adjusting the CSS and code within specific WordPress template pages. Additionally, I used some recent CSS tricks for some of the design as well. Consequently, if you are using Internet Explorer 6 or 7, I have included code to prompt you to update your browser in order for some of these CSS tricks to display properly. I highly recommend this, not only for viewing my site the way it was meant to be viewed, but for a better browsing experience in general. I myself use Firefox 4, but any of the listed browsers you have to choose from are better than IE 6 or IE7.
Please let me know your thoughts on how it looks.