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The Quintuplapus is an adventure about an octopus and his disillusioned search for self on land.

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Going in to this I felt WordPress would be a good skeleton to for my site. I have had some experience with WordPress in the past and found that it has great functionality, is highly customizable, easy to maintain and very search engine friendly. This however has been my first experience designing one for myself so I really had to think about what I wanted as an end point. So i got my sketch bad and began sketching. About 5 or six different versions later I had a plan in mind and was ready to begin.

I did some research on creating a WordPress from scratch, and even started coding one, before I decided that I was making my life too difficult. So i started searching WordPress and tried out a few. It was then suggested that I look in to Some bare bones themes. I eventually found the Simon WP Framework and began modifying the HTML and CSS.

It has been quite a challenge getting the theme to perform exactly how I wanted but over the course of a week it began to pan out. I have been using css3 for its web kits and font face abilities. The fonts I have used were “hand picked” at Font Squirrel. Font Squirrel has the amazing ability to make open source fonts web safe font kits. The fonts I used are ColaborateThinRegular for the body text and RieslingRegular as the headlines.

It is my intent that as I build this website and possibly beyond that to document my adventures in web design and development. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments.

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