My WordPress Website Needs A New Logo
I’ve written a fair amount about developing my Minimatica themed WordPress website, GregAitkenheadPhotography (if you’re building your own website, don’t forget to check out the Unofficial Users Guide). Like many photographers, I find that the Minimatica theme works great for my portfolio–its easy to set up (once you get used to a few quirks), it has a great slider for showcasing photography, and its minimal style keeps visitors focused on the art work, not on ads.
One of the issues I wanted to fix, but didn’t feel like I had the tools to tackle, was the website’s flat header title. I didn’t want to clutter up the front page with an image or a banner, but I also wasn’t happy with the ultra minimal logo or the default font. Luckily, I found a free Tuts+ Premium video tutorial called 30 Days To Learn HTML and CSS by Jeffrey Way. Day 19′s episode, The Basics of Typography, gave me all of the information I needed to add flare to my website’s text logo in the form of a new open source Google web font and a drop shadow effect. Continue reading