Theme

9 comes before 10

I don’t know how many hours I’ve invested in the last two weeks for this new theme iteration but I really like what I see now. Gone are few things and I streamlined a lot of code in the back and I think the performance got even better. But let’s get into some details. Back … more →

It’s close, very close

It’s been one hell of a busy week but I made so much progress with SoaPatrickNine that I think it’s ready to be released very soon. It’s been a blast to start from scratch and actually reduce code and optimize the theme once again. It will be different but at the same time it’s similar, … more →

SP9 is in development

Yes, I’ve started work on SoaPatrickNine and I’ve come quite far with my first coding session. Now I don’t use an app like Photoshop or something like Adobe XD, Figma, or Sketch. I use my coding editor and do something which is called ‘design by coding’. So far I’ve written very hacky code but it’s … more →

My plans for SP9

Yesterday I published the new section SoapLab and with it, I thought a lot about a new structure. Actually, I thought about it for some time but with this new section, the idea to rearrange some things became more imminent. So I played around with it locally and I realized that it was important to … more →

Colored pens made with Blender

What has been happening

It’s been some time since anything happened here, well some things happened, I just didn’t post something about it. But yeah it’s a difficult time for all of us and sometimes it’s easier and sometimes it’s not so easy, but I think we all try to do our best to overcome these times. Prototype I’ve … more →

What’s in store for 2021

After a day of numbers and a day of looking back, it’s time to look ahead of talk about what to expect from 2021. The thing I noticed last year is that I was lacking a clear focus on things. I had all these ideas in my head and I was jumping between them way … more →

It’s already November?

Sometimes time flies by quickly and somehow the last month was one of those times. But a lot happened the last few weeks, so let me get into some of those things: SoaPatrickEight As you might have noticed, some things changed slightly around here, I added a key visual on the right side which kinda … more →

Welcome to October

Yeah, it does look kinda different today, I know. It was one of those Sundays where I just kept working on something until I was done with it. What you see now is actually something I was planing from the beginning but in order for it to work, other things needed to be done first. … more →

A new start with Eight

I know it looks kinda the same, and it pretty much is, but this is just the start of something that will hopefully end up being something new and different. But for right now, I like the new look, I like the simplicity of it and I like the fact that the performance of the … more →

Working hard on Eight

It seems quite I know, but I was working hard the last two days on version Eight. In fact, I’m hoping that I can release the first version this week. This first version won’t be perfect as I best improve once my themes are published. It’s much easier this way to create tasks for specific … more →

It’s time for Eight

I’m slowly crunching out of my game-cave and while doing that I realized that I need a new project. I haven’t done much else besides gaming since the beginning of July and in order for that to change significantly, I need something new to focus on. So I thought a few days about this and … more →

Fancy CSS styled scrollbars

I don’t know why I didn’t think of that earlier, but what this place definitely was missing, is colorized fancy scrollbars! So I made a new update today (in which I also fixed the page title for the Factory page) and now the scrollbar changes with the color theme as well. Now the scrollbar styling … more →

Two versions in one day?

Well, that’s unusual but I thought what the hell. But let me explain. Like I mentioned on Wednesdays post today I released SP 2.5 with some changes under the hood (all that can be found at the log btw): Removed all Gutenberg color options Changed Youtube play buttons styling Changed image sizes for generated images Changed CSS grid for … more →

WordPress 5.4 and SP7 2.5

Yup some changes are happening around here but I think these are more under the hood, so no one will actually notice it. But let’s get into it: WordPress 5.4 I just updated this place to the latest WordPress release and I tested it locally a bit and didn’t notice any strange things so I … more →

A Small Update

It’s a crazy time and I didn’t expect it to get this bad, but that’s the situation now, so let’s make the best of it. On my end, I was busy the first half of the month by finishing the corporate website for my employer. It was an interesting project, creating such a big website … more →

Got some new pipeline minutes

A new month and it all starts back at zero. So I used my Sunday with working on version 2.3.0. The biggest new addition to the theme or the page, in general, is a Data Protection page where I go into some detail about what is happening with your data on this website. The short … more →

Some additional features

In the last few days, I did add some additional features on Seven before I used up all my Bitbucket Deployment minutes. I’ve released version 2.1.0 and 2.2.0 and a few things that changed I’d like to mention here. Related Blog Posts I’ve played around with this idea for some time and because I worked … more →

It’s Alive

14 days after deciding to start a new theme and almost 10 months since the last release I’m done with an initial releasable version. I know on the front it doesn’t look like anything changed, but below the hood, I did a lot of improvements. The new Stylesheet is now 4kb smaller, but not only … more →

Seven is almost here

I had a busy coding weekend where I recreated the current theme but used everything I’ve learned in the last 12 months. There was a lot of code I could rewrite more efficiently or code which was not needed at all anymore but was just laying around. I would have released it this weekend already, … more →

Work has been started on Seven

I took a long walk today through Basel and actually continuing with my New Years’ resolution from 2019. And during that walk, I thought of all the things I want to improve upon with the new version and when I arrived at home, I created a new repository, cloned my starter theme and made my … more →