With under just a few months of starting my blog, I decided to update the theme a bit. I liked the design I created and the person I contracted to code it for WordPress did an awesome job. However in hindsight I realized that I needed just a little bit more flexibility.
The old design used the blog as the main focus, which was a good idea at first, but after reviewing the stats and using my own intuition, I decided to make a few changes. The meat of the content on this site is listed in the right column, so I wanted that to continue to be the main focus. Since it’s the most popular area on the site anyway.
The newsletter signup looked cool but wasted too much valuable homepage real estate (plus, I’m not even sure if I want to have a newsletter anyway.)
I wanted to place more emphasis on the upcoming tutorials section, so with my new Studiopress Metro Theme, I was able to add a video section directly to the homepage. The point of this site has always been to give my visitors useful info on how to create a website, so in that sense, the blog needed to be alot less important. What are your thoughts?
Yeah, I know some of my content is still missing … (and I’m trying to train myself to hit spellcheck before I post lol)
So what are my new goals? Well other than using spellcheck, I plan on finishing up this first round of web tutorials, review a few other website builders to keep up with all the great new technology and hopefully finish up the Step 4: Avoid Some Common Mistakes section.
Screenshot of Old Theme