Here’s the lowdown…
I loved the original Almost Spring theme by Becca Wei that Home With Andrew used before, but like any good web nut with itchy fingers, I just couldn’t resist tinkering with the theme to give it that certain je ne se quoi that would be ME!
I’m a self-taught PHPer, which helps me get by with simple database sites, but I tend to take the lazy man’s approach of learning only when I need a particular script or function. Taking a peek under the hood of some WordPress themes is NOT my idea having an easy time. You’ve got to look at the code in sections because everything’s linked to something else! In any case, here’s how I came to hack Almost Spring until it was sprung!
I visited Matt Cutt’s blog and saw that he used the same theme but it was wider. I tinkered and made a mess of things and had to re-install the theme. Back to square one.
Then, I visited one of my favorite blogs – liewcf.com and liked the way he had a three column theme, which gave him lots of space to play around with. Knowing that eventually, I would also need to widen my playground, I decided to look for a 3-colum theme. I found a few, but I had problems installing them. Back to square one.
What I really wanted was Almost Spring with 3 columns, so wouldn’t you know it? After one whole day of Googling for an answer, I finally typed “adding a third column to Almost Spring” and what do I get? Right at number one was this link! Just goes to show you – Google is more human than we think!
Now, following the instructions closely, I finally saw a semblance of what I wanted. I tweaked the theme until I got what you’re looking at now… and I’m proud to call it Already Sprung - which is generally the state of my brain.
So there you have it – my one of a kind WordPress theme. No one in the world has it, because I created it by making more than a few mistakes. I’m quite pleased with Already Sprung, until I get another case of itchy fingers… heaven forbid!!