It’s been way too long since I started, but didn’t actually finish, the process of moving all the old articles on this site over into WordPress. I got bogged down and didn’t really finish, so the site stayed half-done and sucky. Now I don’t know if I should even bother finishing. Part of the trouble is that those articles are SO old that when I start moving them, I get bogged down in updating them and I end up rewriting them, and it’s hard to finish even one section!
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No, nothing like that!
I’ve been looking at WordPress themes. Again. Lots of them.
I have lots of tutorials bookmarked about creating your own themes, too. I even have a couple of books on the subject.
One is quite new.
Danger, danger, Will Robinson!
There are times when being graphic-impaired really does annoy me.
I’m finally moving forward with porting the Heartsong Handicrafts site to WordPress. It shouldn’t be a big deal. I’ve done the same many times before with other sites.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a logo. I mean, I have a simple logo, but it isn’t very good. It doesn’t sing, that’s for sure. I just want a nice, simple logo that isn’t terribly busy, but that doesn’t look (like the first attempt) as if I made it from clip-art and standard fonts. My utter and complete lack of drawing ability is a serious handicap in this endeavor.
I did sorta customize a WP theme to match the crappy logo, but that part is easy. The harder part is having something to give the site visual interest, and that doesn’t exist right now.
On the other hand, the cross-stitch patterns themselves involve graphics, so I don’t want things to get too busy. It’s a balancing act.
I may have to throw myself on Katie’s mercy, or something. She’s pretty busy, though, and prefers to draw whatever she feels like drawing rather than creating something to suit a particular theme.
Did HTML ever seem this intimidating?
The array of themes available for WordPress is absolutely overwhelming, but I am a stubborn cuss. I want MY OWN theme. Of course, creating one is not trivial, because I haven’t actually learned CSS or XHTML yet. I’ve done just fine with my rusty HTML skills, since I haven’t been able to work outside the home or done any heavy web work in years.
Oh well — I have a reason to learn now!
Please be patient 🙂