I’m still looking for the title font in my new theme’s demo version. This particular font was not included in the theme files I downloaded and installed – nor, apparently, in the demo files, which I also downloaded and installed, in order to make my new blog look as much like the demo as possible.
And it definitely looked a lot like the demo, but without that title font – the title font that I really, REALLY wanted.
<Insert scowling emoji>
I’ve searched the Google Fonts page. No luck, so far.
I did, however, learn some basic HTML and CSS, and I found the exact spot in the theme’s CSS style sheet that, for some asinine reason, made my title and subtitle all uppercase – even though the title and subtitle were NOT uppercase in the demo.
I found it, I cut it out (after experimenting with Google Chrome’s “Inspect” feature), and when that worked, I also went back and played with the fonts and font-sizes a bit, until I was satisfied (for the moment) with how the title, subtitle, and page menu looked. I went with the Rock Salt font for the title. I’m not married to it, but it’ll do for now.
I kept the page menu in uppercase. It works.
I’m still annoyed with Mojo Marketplace for making it look more complicated than it really is to install a theme (it’s really not hard at all; the harder part is making your new blog look good).
I’m also annoyed with CirqueStudio for not answering my questions yet (I sent them a message four days ago and another the day after that. I’ve asked for a refund of their installation fee, since I was too impatient to wait five days for them to do it. I’d be okay with letting them keep that though, if they could fix a little something for me.
That little something is the fact that my new blog’s theme is not mobile-friendly – or, at least, the formatting for the title isn’t. The header as a whole doesn’t look the way it should, and it hasn’t from the moment I installed it. The demo’s mobile version looked fine.
It may be because of the particular font used and the space and formatting requirements connected with it – since the theme “kit” didn’t include the font they used for the mobile-friendly demo version. But I’m groping in the dark, here.
I need my blog to be mobile-friendly, so I’ll do some more digging. The way it looks now on my iPhone is so aesthetically irritating, I can’t even tell you what it makes me want to do. Cover your ears.
Oh, just humor me!
Anyway, I think I’ve made the point that my new blog – HypothyroidWriter.com – is still like a baby goat tripping over its own legs every time it tries to stand, but I only started it a few days ago, and I’m still in the middle of writing my book, so I’m not thoroughly disgusted with myself.
I spent some time combing over the .xml file in the zipped demo folder I downloaded. I think my eyes are going to hate me for a while.
What about you? Ever downloaded and installed a theme that gave you problems? If so, how did you fix them?
Also, if you want to give me your honest opinion of my new blog, I’d love it. I did say “honest,” too. Be kind, but be straightforward, too. Lay it on me.
Feel free to be blunt. I grew up with that, and I won’t shatter. Pinkie swear.
Take care, and have a great week! 🙂