Updating Your Web Design

It is never an easy decision to refresh your website. Your website is an extension of your brand so it is not a decision that I took lightly. And I have recently redone my design a second time. My original design was a web class assignment for my two year design degree. The goal was to create a portfolio site that showcased your work and matched your brand.

I made a gridded site that allowed you to click on each project to get more details. I coded each character of this site and am proud of that fact. The image below shows how it looked. I also had made it responsive with media queries. I still have a copy available here but there are many quirky bits.

OldWeb

If I wanted to expand and grow (who doesn’t) or add new portfolio items, I would need to code new pages which isn’t very efficient. I also wanted to start a blog of some sort to share design news and musings and highlight stories about work I was doing in more depth. So, I decided to purchase a WordPress theme. Design is my forte, not coding. I found a theme that allowed me to customize pretty much every aspect of the design so I could design a site without having to code it myself that had sophisticated portfolio and blog functionality.

The result is what you are reading now and I am pretty pumped at how easy it will be to update and change going forward. I’m also excited to be starting a new blog in the coming weeks all about my experiences and what I’ve learned as a designer. Stay tuned, it is going to be a fun ride.

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