Now I’ve got as far as the WordPress module and I have to admit I find it a little unsatisfying moving pre-formatted widgets around after all that programming. But I’ve no doubt it will serve me well in my web developer career to have experience of working with WordPress themes, and it’s obviously a good way to quickly put together a site that looks great.
My challenge for this section is to put together two WordPress sites – one is a portfolio that will be my professional calling card (although I don’t have a lot to put on it right now), and the other is an e-commerce site, which has set my imagination to work figuring out what to sell. I can sense a new musical side project coming on!
Aside from that I’ve been reading Jon Duckett’s excellent HTML & CSS: Design & Build Websites – most of the information in there is familiar to me now, but it makes it all super-clear and easy to understand. Steve Krug’s Don’t Make Me Think is giving me some useful lessons in clear web design.
I’ve also taken a crash course in Bash and installed a whole series of developer tools (I barely know what they do at this point) with a view to starting to program in Ruby.
Not bad for a week’s work. Lots more to come…