Alex McGilvray

New website look

July 27th, 2015

You may have noticed that my site now looks different. It’s a new custom wordpress theme I made for my website.

I’ve spent the last 3 weeks working on the site with approximately 30 hours of development time. The reason I decided to make my own theme is the following :

  • This site has a lot of static content that’s not necessarily easy to organize without using a ton of WP plugins. Even with the plugins it’s hard to manage.
  • I wanted a chance to practice some web and graphic design. I do a lot of programming and technical work these days.┬áPracticing visual design helps keep me mentally balanced.
  • The existing wordpress themes I’ve used are never quite what I want and modifying them is always a hacky mess.
  • I wanted my site to look unique.

I will be writing up a small post-mortem this week going over exactly how I setup this theme, what went right and what went wrong.

Overall I’m personally quite happy with how everything went.