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.