Wanna see my new site? I've been hard at work updating my personal portfolio site. Since everyone here at Open Salon loves my avatar, I figured I'd put it front and center - creating a connection between the two blogs. Open is for fun - D O R E L V I S is for work. They are both about stories.
But it was harder to do than I initially anticipated. First I had to design it, I also had to figure out how much of the old site I would keep. Then came the hard part - building it. I can code, but its not my favorite thing. After it was done came the hardest part yet - turns out my webhost was slow slow slow - not really configured for wordpress. Arg. I had to switch hosts too.
The great thing about this site is that I was able to use wordpress to create portfolio pages - so I don't really have to code anymore when I want to show new or different things. Its a home-grown cms (content management solution) for sure - but it works fairly well.
I literally copied over a bunch of my old pages though, so I really need to go through things and edit/rewrite etc. I'm also not happy with all of the css and text styles, so I will have to go in and update that too.
My old site was just that - old. I'm fairly sure I made it almost ten years ago, and it looked it. As a designer, I needed something more modern to reflect where I am now - so I'm happy.