I’m back from vacation, so if anyone visiting has been waiting to send anything in on my contact form, wait no longer.
Unfortunately, back from vacation also means back to my day job work as well. Trust me when I say, I’d much rather be doing web design and some sculpting and jewelry creating on the side than doing the day job, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to pay the bills, and right now that’s the day job. Oh well.
Anyway, I’m partially done with the goal I set out to accomplish back in May – a design on both WordPress and in Expression Engine that look almost identical. I posted my WordPress version here. I don’t have the Expression Engine version ready yet, I still have to install EE and then transfer the templates that I created on my computer to my webhost before that will start working, but I’ll post again when that is done. I’m hoping to have that up before the weekend.
I know it seemed to take longer than it should have to get things done, and it probably did, but I only have evenings and weekends to work with here, plus it had been a couple of years since I’d done an Expression Engine site from scratch so I was relearning some of it as I went along. The design part itself was pretty fast… it’s the coding that gets tricky, especially when introducing a WordPress framework that has its own base CSS and customizing a child theme to diverge from the base CSS. Not to mention the cross browser issues. I did my first run through in Firefox, but when I went to look at it in Chrome and Safari, it wasn’t behaving the same way. Oye. I’ll probably realize a similar issue with the Expression Engine version if I were to go back and look at it again in the other browsers. Ah, the fun of web design. I’m not even contemplating what it may look in Internet Explorer. I absolutely abhor that browser. If that loses me some business, I guess I will just have to deal with that, but I have standards, by golly.
Bye for now.