Fresh site redesign

June 3, 2017

Ahhh…this feels good. I’ve been wanting to do this for years. It’s been just over three years since I’ve launched my website, and this is the first redesign. Before, I was using Kirby CMS to update my content. It was a nice option, and it was so very simple from a developer perspective to modify. But, it came at a big cost; it was not so great on the content-editing side, which really impacted the frequency of updates. You might notice this based on the, erm, very large gap between posts.

So, I’ve switched back to WordPress. To some, this may not seem like the most cutting-edge tool out there, but as I get older, I’m starting to learn the value of really committing to something, and valuing “proven” over “new.” This is the most proven platform in the world for publishing content online at this point. Also, my skills as a developer have dramatically improved in the last few years, and I finally feel like I can modify this site to really work for me, without compromise. I’m a simple man, and this will be a simple site. I won’t make any promises about where it will go, because even I don’t know yet.

I’ve decided not to migrate my old posts (well, most of them). They are generally about web development, and extremely out of date. I’ll keep the articles that are a bit more “timeless.” I’ve been out of the WordPress loop for quite a while now, and things have really shifted during my hiatus.

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