Howdy. To whoever this might find there are some things we need to discuss.
Change of plans
My first idea for this site was for it to be my portfolio. Only my portfolio. Articles and any kind of writings would take form over at a separate adress on the big internet. You might have seen it for a short while over at blog.henrikblomgren.net.
Two designs focused on different things. One design focusing on my work and the other on my writing. It worked out well at the get go. Making it easy for me to create content whenever I pleased. After finding a nice plugin called “Types” I started to rethink my design choices. I loved the idea that I had but if it is this easy to create and maintain custom post types over different designs then who am I to split good design with good articles? The result is this. One site with all my content placed on different parts with a good design for all of it.
Easier access, better navigation. Hopefully faster loading times as well. Since we all know that sites need to load fast these days.
Why the change of heart?
It´s easy to have ideas. In fact I have loads of ideas. This design? The third version of the theme I originally planned on making. If I find the time I might release the other designs somewhere. Either for free or somewhere else. So that is something to look forward to.
This is also a better way of reaching out to more people. Having just one adress to remember(henrikblomgren.net) is way easier than having to remember two of them. Even if one just adds on a “blog” at the front.
Also, on the net it is considered bad design sending you to a “new” place when all I´ve done is basically written articles about me or my surroundings. So that idea got trashed and I´m happy I choose this way of handling things.
Having this site combined with my portfolio also means that I get to show of my playground to more people. I will try to make it simple enough and say that as Dustin W. Stout over at dustn.tv I´ll be changing the look and feel of this site at least once a year. Unless I am that satisfied with how things look and feel around here so I don´t feel any need to change it.
As this is my playground this will be the place where I test stuff out and show my findings or ideas for people. Now this means I´m using the Genesis framework on this site as a base. I do this because of two reasons: 1 being that Genesis looks awesome when you take your time looking at the code of which it consists and 2 being that given that people ask for genesis customizers and theme developer knowing what and how to use Genesis is a great forte and something that I can add onto my CV when people ask me.
I love coding a theme from scratch, I´ve done so over at my jewel Deculture and I enjoyed the journey of learning how WordPress worked. By far I am no master but I can get around good enough to either do basic/medium stuff or give other developers an idea on how to do things. Deculture is written in Swedish so some of my visitors here won´t have an idea of what we type there but looking at the design is also important.
A work in progress
With this being my playground I also make stuff show when they aren´t completely 100% ready. As you can see when this post is published I´m missing the whole portfolio part of my site. Don´t worry. It´s on it´s way. I just need to do some fine tuning and decide on how I want to do some aspects of it.
I don´t believe I will ever find one design that is truly “ultimate” for me. So yeah, changes are going to happen. Images will be added on a later note for important parts of the site. The portfolio part will be made and delivered.
What can you expect from me ?
Articles about anything and everywhere. If I have an opinion on something I´ll type it out. If I find that you guys need to know that there is a new WordPress update that you really should upgrade to (always have the latest released “official version”) or just if I want to discuss something happening to me and if it is of importance to my visitors I´ll write about it.
In short I´ll talk about everything and hopefully won´t be making to much of an asshole of myself since words you write on the internet seems to stay there for some odd reason.
So everyone is welcome to my little lair on the internet. Glad to have you here and hopefully soon you´ll be as amazed as so many before you in what I can do for you as a client.