Welcome to my new WordPress site
After all of the effort to learn how to hand code custom websites, building my previous site from scratch, and living with that solution for the past year; I decided that a WordPress site was really the best solution for my business.
It wasn’t easy going back to the drawing board after all the work of creating my previous site. I had invested so much time in learning how to hand code and was enjoying the relative success of having mastered new technical skills. But, my site lacked a few essential things. Most critically, it wasn’t responsive. Fortunately, all of the effort to learn CSS and html proved essential for creating child themes in WordPress. Child themes allow me to control and customize designs—which is, after all, what people pay me to do.
While certain things are far easier to implement, the process of designing from scratch or redesigning an existing site in WordPress is no small task. Especially if you want to craft a great-looking site supported by cool graphics, photography, functionality, and interesting content. So don’t be fooled when you hear from some unnamed source that creating a WordPress site is free, cheap and easy. It’s not—if your goal is to create a site that works and makes you proud.
Building a site is work, and sometimes that work is hard. But when you solve those technical puzzles and see the site come together it is incredibly satisfying, and ultimately a lot of fun. Which is good, because a website is never really done. My site, like my dog or my kids, will continue to require care and attention and, ultimately, always be open to change.