Last week, I created a child theme to prepare the WordPress backend for my style changes. It’s important to create a custom child theme so that if Genesis gets updated in the future, you don’t lose all of your custom code.

Today, I created the first draft of a custom header, styled the navigation, adjusted the widths of the main content and sidebar, and adjusted the padding and margins throughout to give everything a little more breathing room. Things are still feeling a little too cramped to me, so I’ll continue working on it.

I also added in two sidebar widgets – my basic contact information and social media icons (using the “Simple Social Icons” plugin)

BEFORE:

show-your-work-website-May26-2014-v1

 

AFTER:

show-your-work-website-May26-2014-v2

 

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