At Last, a Real Post.
First, can I just say that if you're using Internet Explorer or a mobile browser right now, you cannot see the beautiful ligatures in that title. You're missing out.
After a long break from touching my website, I'm back. For the past five or six months I've been living in a fog of server programming and newspaper design. Ruby, PHP, and myriad other complex, frustrating, and really fun things. Quark is not part of that list. I did try to learn it, but Quark is horrible, and I would totally buy a disc just to set it on fire.
This first post is about the blog itself. Warning, web design jargon ahead. It's nothing high-level, but if you're totally lost, don't dismay, future posts aren't going to be quite this technical.
This is also why I abandoned the common practice of using Wordpress to build your portfolio site. I have a couple things cooking right now that you'll see in the next few days that would've been such an unholy pain to accomplish in Wordpress that took less than 10 minutes to code and polish using plain old HTML/CSS/JS. Well, not plain CSS, because I'm a SASS-junkie, but you get the point. I don't have to spend unnecessary time working around Wordpress' "features," in order to make it do what I actually want it to do. I can just write the code straight, upload it, and I'm done. Simple. With that ease-of-use, I'm much more likely to post regularly, too.
This space is going to become my scrapbook, if you will. You may not have noticed, but the navigation at the top of the page is much different here than on the rest of the site. I'm considering transferring the other pages to this simpler approach, but using it here first seems like a nice way to vet the change. If it doesn't work as well as I would like, I'll just scrap it, and I don't have to mess around with the rest of the site at all. If it does work, I'll know it is worth the time spent doing so.
Speaking of changes, this space will change frequently. Currently I have a couple features planned, like commenting, sharing via twitter, and if I'm feeling really ambitious I may even add one of those trendy reading-time counters for each post.
Until I implement commenting, likely a week or two from now, feel free to use the contact link above if you have any questions, concerns, or recipes for good bourbon-flavored sweets. If you like this typeface, you can grab it here.