I’ve been neglecting my blog. I have good reason, though, I swear. I’ve been consumed by all things web.
Well, maybe not all things web, but several things at the very least.
First, without getting into too much uninteresting and depressing detail, I am currently helping with a website redesign at work. This is not to say, by any means, that I am redesigning a website. Mostly I am writing for websites, helping to communicate with clients, organizing the process, and working in a content management system to make updates to sites that have yet to updated. It’s a huge undertaking, this project. I am constantly amazed at the level of ability I see in my coworkers–but there’s so much to do, and I wish there was more I could do to help.
And herein lies my first distraction. How can I help with a web redesign? If not for this specific project, then others in the future? A colleague recommended this series of free online videos from net.tutsplus.com, Web Development from Scratch. If you have a basic understanding of HTML and some interest in the subject, these videos are fabulous.
Meanwhile, all of this attention to web really got me looking at the website for my events business. Once upon a time, my business partner and I decided we’d like to host our website on WordPress. We paid someone to create a custom theme for our site, and we’ve been generally happy with it. It’s only after I’ve gotten more familiar with web content and structure that I realize our site needs some work. The person who created our theme seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth (seriously), so any updates to the theme are going to be our responsibility. Is this something I can figure out how to do?
And so, what I’ve been researching and spending time on lately is what has been keeping me from this blog. My goal, which I’m now putting out into the universe, is to take what I’m able to learn about CSS, HTML, etc., and eventually figure out how to update our WordPress theme. Maybe someday, I’ll even be able to create one from scratch!
Okay, baby steps. But in the meantime, if I disappear again, I may be immersed in video tutorials or cascading style sheets. Wish me luck!