Bubbling Up, my second Tumblr theme, made it to the Theme Garden not more than a week after I blogged about my newfound love of Tumblr and its bevy of hipster puppies. What do you think? I personally prefer this theme over my first one.
On a totally related note (you’ll see how at the end), I recently went on a business trip to Brunei, where my coworkers and I were lucky enough to stay at the swanky Empire Hotel under a sky this blue:
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I use the Pantone system to choose what color to paint my toenails and color coordinate my accessories with the precision of an eyedropper tool. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to find out that I have perfect color vision.
Well, at least according to the FM100 Hue Test by X-Rite. I didn’t even attempt to cheat or anything. Go, me! Did you know that one in 255 women and one in 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency? That’s one new thing I learned today.
In other riveting news, I recently made my first Tumblr theme, which you can preview and install by clicking on the screenshot above. I’m kind of in love with Tumblr right now (probably because of gems like this), so I’m quite sure I’ll be designing another one soon.
Last June my friends and I went on a trip to Cebu, where we jumped off waterfalls and took naps on the beach. The post-vacation high somehow managed to seduce my web design muse out of wherever the hell she’d been hiding for the past year.
When I got back to Singapore, I started working on a remake of the summer-inspired layout that I created back in 2006. (Translation: I was too lazy and not quite inspired enough to start from scratch.) Unfortunately real work got in the way and sent my muse packing. I never got around to finishing the layout.
Well, not until now! You see, I went on another trip recently, this time to Batam, Indonesia with two of my
fellow slaves colleagues. We went cable skiing, gorged on surprisingly fantastic pizza, tanned poolside, and spent hours being massaged into blissful, boneless relaxation. The trip gave me just the right amount of juice to finish what I started months ago.
I’m kind of in love with it, if I may be so immodest. I found a few bugs just now that would have normally sent my anal side on a rampage, but I’m just so happy that I don’t even mind. Take that, obsessive-compulsive tendencies! Let me know, if the layout isn’t working right on your end, though. I’m not too far gone to not care about that.
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I made the following themes a couple of years ago for my own LiveJournal, but I’m sharing them with anyone who’s interested. I retired the Extras section that used to house these, so I decided to archive them here.
Please note that I no longer provide support for these LJ themes. Feel free to modify the CSS however you want, but please don’t make any derivative works out of the graphics. If you do use any of these layouts, a link back to this post would be nice.
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Nothing like exciting news to break a four-month blogging dry spell, I always say. So guess what? Both my blog and my portfolio site were featured in the recently released Web Designer’s Idea Book by Patrick McNeil, the creator of DesignMeltdown.com!
I finally got my copy in the mail yesterday, and I spent approximately four and half minutes giggling with glee. Forgive my excitement, but this would probably be the one and only time my name would be mentioned in a book. I’m allowed to be ecstatic!
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