I’m not entirely sure what the future will hold, but I’ve started building some new websites. Maybe that’s the answer for me, web design? It’s something I’ve enjoyed doing in the past.
Here’s the problem, right now I work at the speed of a hobbyist. I know what I’m doing, but I’m not as fast as I can be. That will change.
As has been my practice over the last few years I build websites using WordPress. WP was originally designed as blog software. This blog runs on WordPress.
Nowadays it’s often the choice for more conventional websites. WordPress is very versatile with hundreds of special purpose plug-ins available and an active (and helpful) community of developers.
WordPress is the software that provides the framework to store a site’s content–words, images, video.
I design the ‘front end’–how the website looks. WordPress handles the backend you don’t see.
I do most of my work in CSS and HTML with a tiny bit of PHP thrown in. These are computer languages web browsers understands. Spelling counts! The code must be properly written following exactly the rules of the language.
As I put these sites online I’ll let you take a look so you can tell me what you think.
It’s meticulous work, but when a project comes out and looks good it’s very rewarding.