One of the things I love about working on personal projects is the freedom you get in your design. You can experiment a bit, play around with the code, test out different layouts. For the most part, there really isn’t any pressure to produce something extraordinary on the first attempt. On top of that, you can just keep hacking away till you come out with the perfect design and layout. Add something, take it away, add it back, then completely switch it up if you’d like.
You really can’t do that with client projects. For the most part, you get a feel for what the client expects, code out a couple different versions in a set period of time, and hope and pray the client is happy with one of the end results. If you’re reading your clients correctly and listening to what they want, this usually isn’t a problem. They pick a design, you get it uploaded to the server, do a little beta testing looking for any bugs or glitches, and if all goes well, you move on to the next project. Easy peazy!
I’m currently in the middle of a client project that is going well. In the meantime, I’m also redesigning bitcoindood.com and this site. I’ve learned so much in the first thirty days of doing the 100DaysOfCode challenge on Twitter, that I think I’m just going to hack away at my two personal projects and see what I come up with.
It’s been a long time since I just built something with no direction. In my opinion, those were always the funnest projects and gave birth to some of the best results. I’ve got a pretty good handle on the client project I’m working on. Over the next several weeks, I’ll be practicing all the new markup and css I’ve learned on my personal projects. My personal sites will probably be changing on a daily basis. I’m pretty excited to see what I come up with.
Getting focused on 2019! Setting goals and starting to work on some old projects. I’ve had this website for several years, and it’s always taken a back seat to all my other projects. That’s changing in 2019. I’ll be doing a lot of design work to this site, adding many offers and trying to finally get the business aspect of this site off the ground.
Blogging will be another big part of my 2019. I’m currently managing several different blogs. I’ll be posting about those and also blogging here regularly. I’ll be offering blogging services too, like setup, and design for anyone that might be considering a blog but isn’t sure on how to get started.
The content on this site will be centered around blogging, HTML, and graphic design, social media marketing, and working as an internet freelancer.
Wishing you all a wonderful 2019, and wishing you health, wealth, and prosperity in the new year.
Freshening things up a bit for spring ! Finally spring has sprung in Western New York. After a really harsh winter, the sun is out, the temperature is on the rise, and spring flowers have begun to bloom everywhere you look. The weather got me in the mood to freshen up the blog a bit.
One of the things I love about using a wordpress blog is how easy it can be to give your blog a quick make-over. The header was from last springs design, the rss feed button with flower blooms was already in my media folder, and I updated a new background from some stock background I downloaded awhile ago that I thought matched the header image I created last spring. After about 15 minutes of work the blog has a nice springtime face lift !
Now I just need to start posting here regularly again.
Wow this blog is turning into a monthly update blog. Sorry, but that is not going to happen ! It sure looks like it though. Sorry.
So things have been busy around here. I took a couple more hours at my part time job. I’ve been working on some other projects as well, and learning a bit about bitcoin. I’m going to start posting here a lot more though as I work, and explain some of the different things that I do. That is what this blog was supposed to be about.
So from now on, each day , if I did something somewhat interesting and I usually do on most days. I’ll be taking a few minutes to post here. This way no matter what, I should get at least a few posts a week posted here!
Expect info on photography, which will probably be links from my photography blog, graphic design tips, and software tips.
Thanks for following and sorry for the sparse content lately.