After another few hours of hacking, and I think Authorsite is starting to really take shape. It's still monochromatic, it still has lots of widget areas, and it is slowly developing a sort of "newsprint" look that I personally really like.
The next challenge will be learning how to use the Wordpress Customiser and making sure that all of the options either work or are removed before I start thinking about what options I might want to provide to users myself.
- Swapped the main text font - turns out Cutive doesn't have an ellipsis character. Lora is the new main text font.
- Wider, block coloured footer (or "colophon" as Wordpress calls it)
- More work tidying up the wooCommerce output
All of the typography is now running in rems, which means everything is relative to a base size. This should make it easy later to introduce some media queries and have the font size be a bit cleverer when dealing with different devices (I'm relying on vw at the moment).
The main authorsite.css has had a bit of a tidy up as well, so things are logically structured for anyone who comes along after me.