The Red Case

Inspi(red) ;)

Up until recently, I haven’t given much thought to putting any accessories on my laptop since I use it at home 99% of the time, and it doesn’t leave the house at all. Instead of being a laptop-laptop (haha), it has become a desktop replacement over the years.

There’s also the fact that cases for Macbook laptops don’t come cheap or affordable, and that is my primary reason why I did not bother getting a case for it. But wait, this isn’t to say that all these years my laptop is “naked” all along. I bought a Wrapsol matte protective film for it weeks after I got it 2 years ago. That alone was enough for me.. but as the years went by, specially when I had to get the laptop fixed — had to get it out of the house, stashed it inside my bag.. it probably endured small bumps here and there.

As a preventive measure from getting irreversible physical damages to my bb (though I have no plans to sell this, my intention to keep it 100% in ~*perfect*~ condition is just my OC tendencies talking), I gave in and considered getting a case for it. Read more…

Taking the big leap away from Apple

Ah yes, the big leap away from the Apple ecosystem.. it was bound to happen sooner or later.

But wait, this doesn’t mean that I am completely leaving it.. maybe just their phone line? I recently bought a new phone, as an upgrade to my dying, uber slow, ancient, REALLY slow, irrelevant iPhone 3G.

I’d like to think that I was really patient with this phone that I was able to use it for 5 years, whereas most people would probably just upgrade whenever a new model came out. Well, not everyone has that privilege to purchase an upgrade, let alone a brand new model especially an Apple product. That’s when I started looking for other options.

It was a tough decision but in the end, I decided to try the Android OS for a change. Before, I wasn’t into the idea of even trying it at all, let alone consider.. but as I did my research, I realized that in some ways, it has more pros than cons versus an iPhone.

Say hello to my new phone, the LG Nexus 4!

Nexus 4

Note: All comments beyond this point are based from my observations from using this phone. Opinions from using it personally. Just a heads up for anyone who might come across my entry and not agree.. I’m looking at you, serious Android and Apple fanboys/girls who feel the need to ALWAYS defend your chosen OS. Read more…

A Failed Attempt

Well, here it is! The outcome of my plan to convert my blog’s theme to a responsive layout. Apparently, I failed at converting it and I still have a long way to go. I thought it would be easy as installing a plugin and attaching a script to your theme’s header, but I was WRONG. :))

I skimmed a couple of articles about responsive web design/web layouts and some of what I read mentioned “grids”, “multi column layout”, “computing”, “framework”, “calculate”.

Lastly, this image/visual aid always makes an appearance:

I don't even know where to begin with comprehending this

Suffice to say, but I did not understand anything about it. I really don’t. :cry: I’m pretty sure I was turned off and lost interest the moment I saw the words computing and calculate. At this point, I already had messed up the layout I was working on. So what I did is, though I wasn’t in the mood already, try to come up with something and finish it. And here’s the outcome!

So much for being a “web designer”.

I first heard of this “style” when I noticed that a couple of websites that I usually go to, when resized, automatically moves/scales the sections together. It looks so cool and amusing (because it was oh-s0-new-to-my-eyes) that it became an encouragement to try it for myself. More websites are doing this now since a lot of internet users access websites through mobile platforms now (iPads, Android tablets, mobile phones) and this would help load the website faster, as well as provide easier site navigation for small-screen internet browsers.

I also noticed that from the usual 1000px width of containers for websites (blogs, mostly, I think), a lot of people are using 1140px now. With this current layout, I accomplished that. At least there’s one from my objective that I was able to do, hahaha.

Anyway, that’s all. Just some 411 about how this layout came to be. :)) I finished coding this in less than 24 hours, too. New record? New record. If you happen to come across any pages with errors, just refresh the page and it should display propery. If it does not, let me know ASAP.

On the other hand, if you have any recommendations to me w/ regards to understanding and learning how to design/convert/create responsive website layouts in an easier way, please don’t hesitate to comment and tell me about it! :) If it’s a how-to for dummies, that’d be better. . . haha! Seriously.