For the first time ever, Fandom Coders decided to host a themed Personal Website Club day, where we decorated our websites for spooky/Halloween and Fall (or Spring for Southern Hemisphere). It was actually my idea, so of course, I participated.
I didn't do a full theme update, but I did add some Halloween elements. You can find screenshots of the updates and resources below the Read More...
Codepen is a great resource for code snippets, and I found this little animated spider while looking for Halloween themed pens. I edited it slightly by making the web black (it worked better for my light theme that way). Since it was fairly large and animated, I made sure to hide it on smaller mobile screens and for those who prefer reduced motion.
I stumbled on this website looking for graphic resources on neocities. The adorable pumpkin had to make its way into my site design.
I added a cute little HR divider image of ghosts, bats, and pumpkins. I did use photopea to create a no motion version for visitors who use reduced motion settings.
You might have notice I added a
poorly photoshopped onwitch hat to my mascot who hangs out in the bottom corner. I also changed up the colors to match my mascot's outfit a little better. The link above is where you can find the vector image.
And last but not least, I've added a custom Mario Bros Boo cursor. The cursors above had to be converted to pngs before they'd work in browser, but that was relatively easy to do!
I might continue adding spoopy season things throughout October as I go. This was a ton of fun!