Hi everyone! It has been quiet on Vizune for a while because I was working on freelance projects on top of working full time so I would be working on my laptop commuting to and from work and working some more once I got home.
I really wouldn’t recommend it, you don’t really have to actually have a life because you’re always working but it was very rewarding. I finished my projects in November and later in the month I went on holiday for the weekend in Prague so it was worth it.
I worked on helping a company migrate to WordPress, the WordPress theme was designed in Adobe Photoshop and developed in Microsoft Web Matrix. I highly recommend Microsoft Web Matrix (it’s free!) for people who want to make a new theme but don’t want to have put their site in Maintenance mode or temporarily close the site down. It will help set up a local environment and then you just copy/upload your theme folder and activate it on your actual site when you’re ready. Here is the theme I built and I learnt so much more on PHP and WordPress themes.
The last weekend of November I was to an event called Hyper Japan in London and it was awesome! My favourite was the Sake Cocktail Awards where you could sample these cocktails by professionals and then you vote for your favourite. They were so creative, was thick like honey with pear chunks, one was like fizzy peach and another one was so creamy and had raspberry purée around the rim of the glass. My boyfriend and I ended up buying a few bottles of sake that day… I didn’t realise there were so many different flavours. I also got to try Green Tea chocolate and green tea ice cream! (see image below). I also uploaded some videos of performances on Youtube. It was an awesome day and will probably go again next year.
So now I am back on track with updating Vizune! My goal is to finish revamping all my designs into web templates by the end of this year (5 more to go!); it seems that they are being used a lot more which is great to see. I want to eventually revamp all screenshots to a larger 1920 x 1080 now that I have a larger monitor but this is going to take a long time… I have decided that I’m going to change Vizune’s theme bi-yearly, one for the New Year and one for Vizune’s anniversary so expect to see a new look for January 😉 Remember to Like my Facebook page for instant content updates, I like to upload my content as soon as it’s finished.