Rebirth

If you’ve visited my website lately, you may have noticed some changes taking place. I have been reading a lot of books on HTML, CSS, and general web design. Although I only work on my website as a hobby at this point, I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve been having over the last year creating what I have now.

I ultimately want to revamp my altogether and give it a new look. As you can see, for example, in photography portfolio, there have been some errors that I’m trying to correct. I am test driving some photography plugins to see which looks the best. I am also downloading Artisteer as we speak so that I can create my own unique template for my site. If it doesn’t exist, that I must invent it!

Speaking of learning and websites, I’m sure that a lot of people would love to have and operate their own websites for either personal or professional purposes. I have been fortunate enough to have gotten a lot of support from others who have done it when creating mine, and I’d love to help other people get their blogs/websites going.

Feel free to e-mail with any questions. I am still learning, but love to share whatever I read or hear.

My “Inauguration”

Those who know me know how much I love learning new things, especially when it comes to technology. Since high school I have been experimenting with free websites, such as Webs, but have always been disappointed with the limitations they have. For years I have worked with the “one size fits all”, “no HTML needed” model. Creating my dream website with generic layouts and having no HTML knowledge proved daunting.

I had a blog at Blogger, but even that wasn’t quite what I wanted. I wanted more than a blog, I wanted a space on the internet to play with and make my own. This all changed when I discovered WordPress, a Content Management System (CMS) that some of my friends were using to host their blogs. What I liked about WordPress was that you could choose from a myriad of themes and layouts. Only issue? To create my dream site, I realized I needed to learn at least some HTML. Continue reading “My “Inauguration””