Empfire is now responsive!
25th June 2015
One of my new years resolutions was to create a responsive WordPress theme. Here it is!
Since I’ve been unemployed I’ve been buffing up my coding skills, and I like to think it has paid off. I know I change my layouts quite frequently, but I my aim is to keep this one up for a while.
Despite this layout being responsive it is not mobile friendly, and so I will be sticking with the mobile friendly theme powered by Jetpack. This is because I still need to learn how to make mobile friendly websites (my next design challenge), especially now Google is so damn picky about mobile friendliness.
I have a few things to say about the new layout.
First of all, as it is the first responsive layout I’ve ever coded, there maybe issues. If you have any problems at all navigating or using the blog, please do tell me.
And, as with every new layout I make, I’ll be making changes over the next couple of days to get everything looking perfect.
Another point I need to make is about the “Subscrive via email” section in the sidebar. Previously when you entered your email address you’d be subscribed to the email system powered by Jetpack, and this automatically sent an email to your account each time I posted a new blog. If you signed up, you will still received these emails.
However, if you sign up now, things will have changed. The subscribe section is now powered by MailChimp, which means if you add your email address to the mailing list you will still receive an email in your inbox containing the latest blog post but it will be delivered via MailChimp.
Obviously this is more work for me. I have to manually transfer the blog post into the MailChimp system to be sent. However, I think it will be worth it because I really don’t like the format that Jetpack uses for it’s automatic emails.
If you like this system or absolutely hate it let me know. I can only improve the blog if I get feedback from you guys.
I really hope you like the new layout, because I’m quite happy with it. As I say, expect a few changes over the next few days, and keep your fingers crossed that I don’t mess up any of the code!
P.S. The top image is not representive of my computer choice. I’m a Windows/PC girl all the way!