Watching a ‘Baby Blog’ grow! Diving into Responsive Web Design (RWD)

With a sleek new look, my tiny Baby Blog is growing right before my very eyes.
What a wonderful journey it is! 🙂 What do you think? Do you like the new theme? Is it dynamic? I would love to get some feedback from you.

Look mom! I made my very first website on WordPress!!

With a few purchases here and there to upgrade my site and fiddle around with the look of my baby blog, I have began building a great following and have filled my space with interesting content and information… and people seem to like it! Whoo!

Just a tiny update for my followers:

~Not only have I been interacting with other bloggers and asking questions along the way, I’ve also been gaining so much knowledge about all the technical stuff that comes with having a website.  I don’t consider myself computer savvy at all so the tips my fellow bloggers give me are really guiding me in the right direction. Thank you! 🙂 🙂 What would I do without you?

I had a fellow blogger suggest I use a responsive layout on my website, which I have recently started to learn about online. If I want to create a successful Travel Blog then my website should be easy to use on any device, properly designed and resourceful for those navigating around it. Creating a more user-friendly website is exactly what I am aiming to do so a responsive layout makes perfect sense.

A responsive layout is also known as Responsive web design (RWD).

why-do-you-need-responsive-web-design

RWD is a design  approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors) – Wikipedia 

I found a few articles that might help:

10-tips-for-creating-a-responsive-wordpress

responsive-design-examples

web/fundamentals/layouts

What I am running into now is something called CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) which is starting to confuse the heck out of me :/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascading_Style_Sheets

???????????????

So here I am. /\THIS/\ is so foreign to me I don’t even know where to start… So I started here:

http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_intro.asp

I’ve also signed myself up for the Blogging 201 workshop which I am incredibly excited about. Connecting with people on groups and through free courses are great ways to get your name out there and learn a bunch of cool stuff you might not find on your own. We are going to go into detail about mobile and CSS in this course so I will keep you posted!

Enrolled in Blogging University and ready to absorb some awesome information!
Daily Post editor Michelle W., Happiness Engineers Mikey A. mikeyarcemunoz.com / automattic.com and Lisa S. lisaschuyler.com are teamed up to help us bloggers along the way so I am absolutely stoked. I’m eager to learn some new stuff.

teach< oh my littleToddler Blog’ you’re growing up so fast! 😛

Stay tuned for these next big ‘toddler’ steps in this writing journey… turning a hobby into a way of life xo Branding, optimizing and advanced web design.

We’re getting into the good stuff now!

Happy writing xo

4 thoughts on “Watching a ‘Baby Blog’ grow! Diving into Responsive Web Design (RWD)

  1. Oh dear! CSS can be really scary! I learnt it and HTML coding in High School, and I always left class feeling dazed and with a throbbing head! You on you for giving it a go! I would recommend a online course called http://www.codecademy.com which introduces you to CSS, HTML and heaps of other programming things! 🙂 I hope it helps! 🙂

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