After spending almost all of my spare time during the last four weeks working on designing and building the Lime Blast site, I had gotten to a point on Saturday morning where all I had to do was fix the homepage, and the site was ready to go live.
But what’s the fun in that? So rather than do the sensible thing, and just upload the site, I instead chose to start fresh and build the site all over again from scratch.
Why? Well, there are a couple of reasons.
The first is that I had spent a good portion of the last week updating theon which the Lime Blast site was based. These updates included the latest versions of HTML5 Boilerplate, improved CSS structuring, improved media query responsiveness, and quite a lot of tweaks to the WordPress specific functionality.
The second is that the majority of time spend building the initial site was experimentation to see what was possible. I’m still new to WordPress, and while I’m much better at building for it than I was four months ago, I know I’ve still got a lot to learn. I’m also starting to understand HTML5 and CSS3 much better than I did before, but the downside of this was the labrynth of HTML and CSS that I had left behind. Pretty much the same thing happened with the Ghost Design site.
The way I see it, this site is my most important showcase – if I can’t show the world how good I am on my own site, then how good am I going to be working on someone else’s site?