This is a sandbox site I setup as part of a learning experiment with various software languages and tools. I am a strong believer in continuing education and I hope you are, too. I wanted to do something to give back to the wonderful online communities I’ve joined outside of volunteering in support forums. This site has two main goals:
- To Educate
- I want to improve as a software developer and I hope you do, too. So, I’m putting stuff out there that I’ve come up with to see what you think. Feedback is encouraged.
- To Entertain
- I like writing about stuff that adds value to my life. That could be everything from a coding snippet to a story about my kids I want to remember. I realize for some, my kids may not be interesting. That’s OK, I won’t hold it against you.
The Site Design
The Site Colours
The colours are my kids doing. I had a ‘manly’ palette, but after much “Dad, that’s ugly”, and “Dad, I don’t like it” I gave up and let them decide.
Being that my two kids are three and five, and we were watching My Little Pony while I did my homework, the site palette ended up being based on the character Fluttershy. Thankfully, the Internet is full of
useless information. Someone else had already figured out what those colours were. The complete palette was developed by Beanie86 and is available on colourlovers.com.
The specific colours I used from that palette were:
|Colour Sample||Hexacode||RGB Value||Location|
|(The rest of the site colours are boring blacks and whites)|
|#6DC7C8||109, 199, 200||Background Gradients|
|#F8F798||248, 247, 152||Menu – Hover|
|#F8B9CE||248, 185, 206||Anchors – Hover|
|#E57FB1||229, 127, 177||Anchors – Footer|
|#E2BB32||226, 187, 50||Footer – Hover|