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 →

What’s in store for 2020?

The big question every year, what will I be doing this year? Are there spillovers from last year? Can I start with new projects? The idea is to dive into some of these ideas I have for 2020. Walking through Basel Last year I had the idea to walk through every street in Basel within … more →

Colorize the shit out of it

I couldn’t really keep myself from further work on this theme but it was so much fun to do this. Now you can not only switch between Light and Dark mode, no, now you can also choose your own color theme. In the Settings window, you can choose between 6 colors and of course that … more →

So what’s the Status?

I thought I write a short status on what is happening right now and get at least one post in September. SoaPatrickSix I did some small changes to the theme as you might have noticed when looking at it on a desktop. There are two changes on the front and some small changes on the … more →

Some work done under the hood

Ok so at work there was a lot of discussion about page speed optimization of websites, so I checked how this place is doing and I think it did ok. On Google’s Page Speed Test Website, it scored around 45 Mobile and over 90 on the Desktop but there was room for improvements. I looked … more →

I’m working on Something

It’s been a while but I’m having an idea for a new micro movie and I started to write down some notes, draw some storyboards and test some shots. I don’t wanna put TOO much pressure on me with a timeframe so I take it step-by-step. But of course, I have to move forward. The … more →

I get the best creative ideas under the shower…

I get the best creative ideas under the shower so that I suddenly had an epiphany for some sort of landing page. Just put a section in between the first and second post for the latest Factory Items and that’s it. Well now I’m done with the theme, I promise.

And then there were animated Bubbles

I thought this place could use some playfulness, something that’s unique and sticks out so I came up with the animation of bubbles (which are also in the Soap Lab logo). I dig the result and I’m proud of the way of how I achieved that. First, the thing is fully realized with CSS, there’s … more →

Chose your own Theme

Now that was a productive day, I kinda feel sad though that I spend the whole day in front of the computer, but when I see what I achieved I’m kinda happy. What I mentioned yesterday I did today. There’s a new Icon in the navigation () which allows you to switch between a light … more →

Why the Girly Theme?

Yeah, what’s up with the pink, and white, theme? Well since you’ve asked. In my quest to improve upon version five I also played around with colors and with the possibility of a white, or light, theme. For future theme switching, or whatever, I plan on using CSS variables and the ability to chose a … more →

Six will change some things

It’s subtle but there have been some slight changes to the page here. First I’ve created a new theme, Version 6, which is now running this place. The base has been Version 5 on which I make my changes. The goal is to use a more lean approach to the styling and let Gutenberg be … more →

Let’s recap April of 2018, shall we?

Another month has passed and I dialed it down quite a bit, 11 Posts this month. I know it’s a lot less than the usual 30 per month but I think it’s for the better. So let’s see what else happened this month? Well, because of posting less I had more time to do other … more →

Ladies & Gents, we have Clouds

What I did to today with the header was actually something I wanted to do from the start, but I didn’t know how to do it exactly, so I decided to postpone it and do other stuff first. Today I had some time and an idea in my head on how to do it and … more →

New improvements to the Theme

I Was busy this weekend with the theme and there are some visible changes. First of all, there’s a navigation now, it’s not the most innovative but the simplest one for the time being. I might tinker with it some more soon (the scroll to top could be removed since it’s kinda buggy). Then there … more →

So let’s Break it down a Bit

I’ve been busy this weekend but I thought I have a minute to spare for a quick blog post. I promised further info on SoaPatrickFive and what I promise I shall keep. The idea from the start was clear: simplify the theme and make it possible to extend it further for future sections or parts … more →

Welcome to SoaPatrickFive

Wow, that went fast, I started yesterday evening with a clear vision in my head and now, around 20 hours later, the first version of that vision is released. Now, this is not the final version as I will continue to work on this Theme, but I thought I release a very simple one now … more →