JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Porting my blog for the second time, layout part 2

This is post #20 of my series about how I port this blog from Blogengine.NET 2.5 ASPX on a Windows Server 2003 to a Linux Ubuntu server, Apache2, MySQL and PHP. A so called LAMP. The introduction to this project can be found in this blog post /post/Porting-my-blog-for-the-second-time-Project-can-start.

In my previous post I created a layout. It had the appropriate mechanics but for the rest very dull. So now it is time to spice up my layout!

For my blog I had a header image of a sunrise that I shot a winter 4 years ago.

It was really early and very cold. It was probably minus 10 degrees Celsius at that time. Just before the sun came up over the horizon I made this photo in Almere Haven out over the water.

First I thought I just tuck in that image again and that would be it but I came up with another idea. Why not create a gradient with the colors from that photo and use that as a background? So that is what I did. To do this I used ColorZilla ultimate gradient tool. Here is a page with the gradient that I created:,98c9ff+54,c6b3c7+68,c492b8+74,8068bc+80,4b68c6+85,010626+91,2553a5+96.

So here is the result of my template so far:

Next time I will start figure out how I do main menu items. The navigation forward and backward etc.

I was born 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden. I grew up in the small village Vågdalen in north Sweden. 1989 I moved to Umeå to study Computer Science at University of Umeå. 1995 I moved to the Netherlands where I live in Almere not far from Amsterdam.

Here on this site I let you see my creations.

I create, that is my hobby.