Hop on over to the new website and see what you think!
So far I have set up the homepage template (much head-scratching) and the category page template (more head-scratching and a few visits to the WordPress support forum for help). It’s been quite a bit of PHP work, and a lot of sleuthing around in the documentation, but I finally got it working more or less the way I want it. In fact, I have succeeded in the main objective of my first “sprint” – getting the weaving section up and presentable – and I am very happy. Over the next day or two my goal is to enter as many of my weaving projects as I can (and while I’m at it, I’ll probably upload them to Weavolution as well).
It’s been a lot of work – probably a good solid 15-20 hours of puzzling away – but I’ve learned a lot about WordPress and about PHP along the way. I don’t know that I could write PHP “from scratch”, but I can take a lot of code snippets and misc. functions, and cobble them together into what I want. That’s good enough for me, at least for now.
Tell me what you think I should do with the color scheme; it’s looking pretty bare-bones at the moment. I’d sort of like to jazz it up a little bit (though I would prefer spare and elegant to “busy”-looking), just have absolutely no idea how.
Have beamed on about half the warp today (it’s only a 12″ wide sample though, so don’t look too impressed) and am hoping to get the rest done before bedtime. But I’m in no hurry; the reed won’t arrive for a few days yet!