It is done, the much needed overhaul of www.sjones.co.nz is complete.
The 2016 Home page:
The new website uses the WordPress platform, which I have slowly been getting more exposure to over the past 9 months or so. To help speed things up, I’ve simply customized a template that was purchased from template monster. The idea was that customizing a template would save time, and I would gain more experience with WordPress.
A Template to Save Time and gain more experience:
Well one of those two was correct. Unfortunately I didn’t have all the content ready so much of the content was created during this process, or at least copy ‘n’ pasted from the old site and sliced/diced to fit, and this process seemed to be quite time consuming. At least valuable experience was gained, with a few more things learned regarding WordPress.
WordPress – An intriguing beast:
Some people like it, others hate it, a few of the developers at work have a distinct distaste for WordPress. However, considering WordPress reportedly runs 25% of all Websites in the World the carrot is far too large to ignore.
At this stage I’ve had a small amount of experience with WordPress and design sites from scratch or using templates, however my plan is to extend my knowledge in this domain. The next step is to learn how to create my own templates, plugins, themes and have a more in-depth understanding of the WordPress platform.