ViolinStar.NET

  • Posted On: August 16th 2017 at 11:55 pm | 4 Comments
    Categories: Site Updates

    I finally finished my new theme with a white-ish background and different shades of tiffany blue. Not the exact tiffany blue shade though. What do you guys think of it? I decided to go for Amy‘s advice and just go for a simple text instead of an image/icon/header since I am already planning to put the row of Instagram photos below. :smile: 

    This is also my first theme coded without using Photoshop at all. It’s mostly dependable on CSS and colour selector I found on Google. Well, I made this on my Macbook Pro and I don’t have Photoshop on Macbook Pro. I also used quite a bit of Google Fonts for my font type.


    Posted On: August 14th 2017 at 7:42 pm | 3 Comments
    Categories: Online life, Other bloggers, Site Updates

    I have been working on a new theme for ViolinStar.NET these days and judging from how long I have been working on it, it is going to look kind of different from the current theme. I am still going to use the same centralised alignment because I like how it is centered in my Safari and Chrome browsers.

    I am still thinking about how I can style the title. Should I use a photo that I took or just leave it empty, like Pawlean?


    Posted On: July 6th 2017 at 7:21 pm | 7 Comments
    Categories: Site Updates

    Hoho. So it’s my free day today and I got some time to tweak my theme settings. Seems like I have been using the old style way of for WordPress comments. Well, that goes to show how much time I have not spent on ViolinStar.NET. Oops. Anyway, I have upgraded it to the Jetpack Comment Management system now and you guys can now comment using your Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or WordPress accounts. I look forward to seeing the comments made using the new system.

    As usual, I will be replying to comments if you leave your blog address. I generally do not reply to comments made on my blog because I don’t want to inflate my number of comments counter. :smile: 

    I might be tweaking the look and feel of the comments for the existing theme so do keep a lookout for it.


    Posted On: July 1st 2017 at 1:02 am | 1 Comment
    Categories: Personal life, Rants, Site Updates

    I still haven’t recovered from my flu. In fact, I got a throat infection and it worsen 2 days ago. Went to see the doctor 2 days back and got antibiotics. I ended up taking sick leave yesterday and was quite bored at home. However, I managed to get more rest/sleep and is feeling much better now. I probably slept too much in the day time since I can’t sleep now. :sigh: Oh well…

    On a side note, the issue with Jetpack is still not fixed. Seems like some connection is blocked at the server end and no solution has been found yet. Hopefully a solution will be found soon.


    Posted On: June 2nd 2017 at 11:23 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Online life, Site Updates

    Sometimes I wonder what I am doing at ViolinStar.NET. Well, I have this domain name for many years (more than 9 years to be exact…) and I still love the name. It started when I was in junior college with the name sweetpatronus.cn. I didn’t renew it because the renewal fees for .cn domains are expensive. So I decided to go for .com domain name. At that time the violinstar.com name was taken (I think it was not taken now) by some violin/music company. So I opt for the .net version. As it is slightly more difficult to promote a .net domain name at that time cause well, Google prefers .com over .net domain names in terms of page ranking and SEO stuff. So I decided to put “net” in caps in the hope that people will not mistaken my blog address to be violinstar.com. I guess over time, I have somehow establish some form of reputation with my online name (Sakura) and ViolinStar.NET. It is kind of similar to goodwill in IP Law terms except that I am not having a business at ViolinStar.NET.

    Have you heard of ViolinStar.NET long time ago?