Reaction Video Recording App for Kids with Carousel ABCs and YouTube using Xamarin Forms

This app idea / proof of concept is one of those things from my ever-growing Geeky Dad idea vault.

I’ve heard over the years that toddlers are quick to pick up technology especially tablets and smartphones.  It wasn’t until I saw my toddler swiping through pictures on my phone that I realized how quickly it starts.  With my desires (1) to build something for my toddler and (2) to learn Xamarin, I set forth on a quick project.

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Adding Header Image Metadata to Front Page Header with WordPress Twenty Seventeen Theme

I wanted to customize things after seeing the latest WordPress Twenty Seventeen theme out of the box and tinkering with random header images.  I wanted to leverage the ability to not only use the out of the box ability to randomize images but display the image’s metadata, including description and caption.

The images I use for this theme are various photos taken with basic point and shoots or cell phones.  But it’s the locations and time stamps I wanted to list out in a div at the top of the header. 

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Modifying WordPress Twenty Seventeen Theme Header and Adding Opacity Under Blog Title

The WordPress Twenty Seventeen theme is a very modern approach to responsive design.  Upon firing WordPress up and playing around with themes, Twenty Seventeen grabbed my attention.  I switched to it primarily because of the custom header images with sizes supported up to 2000×1200.  And also it sparked a design idea I implemented to use the metadata to provide a top div to write out each header’s caption.

But shifting to topic of this blog post, one of the first things I set out to tweak was applying a dark div around the blog title and tagline.  I wasn’t a big fan of the title of my blog and tagline floating with no background color.

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