I have tried to teach myself CSS several times. Each time, I think it will stay in my brain, and each time I'll not use CSS for a year or two, and will forget everything. I'd like to say it will change, but the reality is, I don't need to code every day, so even though I can learn that stuff, it won't stay in my brain, because I'd rather be doing other things all day.
I'm going to out on a limb here and say that you're pretty much the same way. As a blogger, you'd rather, well, blog than code. You know your website is looking dated, but you don't want to pay someone to code it for you. You don't want the design that comes right out of the box. You don't want to spend all weekend staring at the screen wondering, “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WHY IS MY TEXT NOT CHANGING COLOR EVEN THOUGH I CHANGED IT IN THE CSS FILE.”
Can you see, I've said that a few times over the years?
Nowadays they have great online CSS editors that do not require you to know a single bit of code. CSS Hero is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor that allows you to change your theme using visual tools (rather than looking up code). For $14 a year (everyone should update their blogs at least once a year… and yes, I know IFB hasn't been updated in a while. So there's that.) you can use their software tinker with your site. You can:
- Use any Google Font in your theme
- Use your own custom colors
- Control sizes for margins, paddings and font sizes
- Activate elements special effects with Hover Fx, Shadows, Transitions
- Undo/Redo history, because you know, we always forget to save our work
All in all, it's a great thing to check out, and well, because I know I'd rather spend my weekend binging on Netflix or something.
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