We’ve been working for a while now on our new wordpress site – I’ve spent dozens of my own hours massaging content and migrating blog posts from our old blog and art blog, creating new promotional slides for events, updating and formatting our menu for the site, and on and on. It’s been a fairly big project, in the middle of a couple other big projects, but worth it, I think.
The new site gives us lots of capabilities that we didn’t have before: it allows us to prominently feature events and other announcements, and keep them sticky (unlike facebook, or twitter, which make it really easy to miss what’s going on if you don’t happen to be glued to your monitor). It gives us a text version of our menu, which makes it easier to search and to update. It brings our two blogs together in the main site content, and gives more control about how they appear. It’s easier to modify layout and content in general. I can create and maintain new pages without hand-coding or getting a programmer involved. This means I can focus on things that I’m better at. Wordpress seems like a good platform to do this, and I’m generally happy with how the site looks and functions.
The graphic design of the site still owes much to the original design done by eshutter creative, and the bulk of the wordpress migration was done by our customer, David, of colorgrooves. Thanks to both of them for their help.
I hope you like the new site. If you find any problems (bad links, things that just don’t look right, etc.), please let me know.
back to my day job…