I’ve been pretty motivated lately to try to make some positive changes in my life. Given the opportunity to attend a game developer’s job fair, put together by the awesome Jim Rivers from Obsidian Entertainment, I’ve decided to be a little more proactive regarding the development of my career as a Software Engineer in the game industry. With approach of the job fair (that took place yesterday) I decided to implement some much needed updates to my personal website. Prior to my changes my website wasn’t much more than a skeleton. I had some pretty non-critical content, including some social networking and gaming references but there wasn’t really any kind of content that describes what I do for a living or my skill set as a programmer. That has all changed. I’ve got a pretty accurate depiction of my last 2 years working as a programmer at Quicksilver and I’ve got some of my game reviews and tutorials posted as well. There is still room for improvement, however, and I hope to continue making these improvements to the website until I have at a place where I’m satisfied with the message it puts out there for the internets at large. Feel free to check out the main site (http://jeemusu.com) and let me know what you think. Thanks for reading.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. To be honest I haven’t had too much spare time lately as I have picked up some more hours at work since I am the main programmer on an application we are developing. Not to worry, however, I still find some time to program on the side and fill my brain with various technical programming knowledge… but not necessarily enough time to blog about it. =)
I recently upgraded to an iPhone, and I must say, it is awesome. I’m in app heaven! I think I read somewhere that Apple just broke 100,000 apps on the iPhone which is a pretty monumental task; great for consumers, not so great for us developers trying to make a buck in that market. Flooded much?
Anyway, in my travels I found a pretty nifty wordpress plugin called xili-theme-select by xiligroup. xili-theme-select allows you to create a theme for your wordpress blog that is tailored for viewing on the iPhone. I gave it a try with my Suffusion theme and found it to work quite well on the iPhone. Instead of the blog blowing up the iPhone screen, it fits very nicely within the constraints of the iPhone window. I suppose it isn’t ideal viewing a technical blog on an interface as limited as the iPhone, but it looks a lot cleaner now than it did previously.
It’s pretty straightforward to install as well. All you need to do is visit the plugin page and follow the simple installation instructions:
- Upload the folder containing
xilithemeselect.phpand language files to the
- Upload a specific theme for iPhone with a folder named as current theme + extension “_4touch” but don’t activate it as usual.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress,
- Go to the dashboard settings tab – Xilitheme select – and adapt default values if necessary.
After that you’re pretty much set. You can tailor the theme placed in the special “_4touch” folder to your specific needs and desires for users that will be viewing your blog on the iPhone. Its simple to do and allows for better exposure to new readers. Sweet huh?
Well, that ends this post. Check back later for more development goodness. Thanks for reading!
For now, I think I’ll stick to the learning and maybe work on some preliminary or concept design work on the look of the main page in regard to navigation of the site.
Thanks for reading!
I’ve successfully set up WordPress on my website for my new public blog. Expect to see regular updates on development progress of my various projects and development of my site. Thanks for visiting!