Last night I realised I was hearing christmas carols playing from houses around the neighbourhood. They were in both English and Vietnamese, but of course the melodies are unmistakeable no matter what language the lyrics. Later in the evening while sitting at a small pavement style seafood place I even noticed the CD vendors are using christmas carols to broadcast their presence at warp 10 through junky speakers mounted on bicycles with cart attached. In yet another sign that christmas is upon us, decorations are going up here and there. I’m very impressed with the effort the people from this small house near ours have put in, this nativity scene is hand crafted from alfoil and to my untrained eye they’ve done a great job.
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Hi, my name's Roy Hornsby and I've been building web sites and teaching web design and development since around 2000. Over that time royby.com has been my personal space to experiment with various web platforms and designs as well as somewhere to exhibit some photographs and write about what's of interest to me. I'm an Aussie living in Viet Nam who, among other things, loves coffee, the occasional beer, Australian Rules Football and long motorbike rides.
Lately I've been burning the midnight oil to completely overhaul the site and bring it up to speed with HTML5, CSS3 and responsive design because these days websites are often viewed on mobile devices. I've also changed the CMS from Expression Engine to Wordpress and it's now running on a theme I've built called "Scion".
Scion: "a young shoot or twig of a plant; descendant of a notable family, or one with a long lineage". A fitting name for a theme based on the lineage of "underscores" and "toolbox" from Automattic. Scion is built using Automattics _s as a base and utilises ZURB's Foundation 3 responsive grid, typography and other elements. Social media icons are adapted from BlueLime Medias Mon-Cahier theme. I work on a MacBook Pro using Coda 2. I've tested it quite extensively but it's still a work in progress so if you find any problems please let me know, I'd appreciate any "bug reports" :-)
If you are interested to know how I've been building the site using ZURB's Foundation, there's an article here.
Oh... I also occasionally blog over at another royby.