About a month ago, I set out to build my own WordPress theme from scratch. What you’re looking at today isn’t it.
Instead, I chose to revamp my current WordPress.com site while I finish building my new one. What’s the holdup, you ask? Well, for the past couple of months I’ve been learning HTML and CSS, and it turns out that my coding skills have very quickly exceeded my graphic design skills. In other words, I can make a website, I just can’t make it look good. Yet.
The new legislative session begins this week, which means my job is going to get very busy for the next few months. Since I’ll have less free time to devote to building the new site, in the meantime I thought I’d make some incremental improvements to this one. I added some new pages, including a showcase page that serves as my new landing page (I’m trying to de-emphasize my blog, since I rarely use it anymore), and I picked a cleaner, less obnoxious theme that I think actually looks quite good for a stock WordPress theme.
So, I will continue to pore over lines of CSS code like the ones pictured above, but in the meantime feel free to let me know what you think of my new WordPress.com site.
See you around.