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First Wordpress Site


#1
Hi Guys,

Was reading through some old posts on here when I joined up, and I noticed a lot you recommended Wordpress as a CMS.

Anyway, as I was just starting to think about designing my own portfolio site I thought I would take the plunge and have a go using Wordpress.

I did a wee tutorial on creating themes, and planned out what I wanted it to look like within Photoshop.

I built it locally on Xampp and uplaoded it last nite. There are still a few niggles I need to work out (mainly regarding folder permissions on the new server for some of the plugins I'm using) and some minor CSS tweeks I want to do but for the most part it's done.

Iain Fergus | Web & Print Designer from Ayr, Scotland.

If anyone has a sec, I would love to hear what you think.

Cheers,
Iain.
 
#3
Yeah I know what you mean.

I've only used Joomla a few times before as well, so I thought I should try to learn wordpress. Not sure I have a preference yet.

Cheers for looking!
 

Tom Sound

Active Member
#5
Looks good Iain, nice and clear, good cross section of work and some cool paintings, got some good texture going on. All the text reads well too :up:
 
#8
I was worried about the line length, I was originally going to have the sub-menu down the side, which would have helped that, but changed my mind as it looked better under the main menu.

I will look into that, but I think it is more of a concern on the blog than the other pages.

I've sorted the logo link, thanks for reminding me!
 

mrp2049

Senior Member
#9
I like it, but as mr freezy said, you can spot a wordpress a mile off! I don't know if thats a bad thing or a good thing?
 
#10
mrp2049 said:
I like it, but as mr freezy said, you can spot a wordpress a mile off! I don't know if thats a bad thing or a good thing?
It depends on what anybody thinks................wordpress for me is blogging :p
It's not a bad idea for a portfolio site but how many clients really like their corporate sites built with wordpress :confused:
 

Kevin

Senior Member
#12
iain_darkflare said:
I will look into that, but I think it is more of a concern on the blog than the other pages.
Look for a solution on the About page too, especially since that's the landing page. Perhaps you could move the examples of your work to a sidebar on the right. It would definitely help a lot.

But like you said, the portfolio and contact page are fine.
 
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chrismitchell

Guest
#14
oh hell yeah theres loads of stuff on those sites.. Info coming from 5 different sources and all sorts of crap :p glad you like them h_freezy :)
 
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chrismitchell

Guest
#16
no.. all that stuff comes from different places dynamically (some RSS some submitted and some by the marketing team) so its all sorts really.. I made a custom wordpress plugin for spellchecking based on the oxford english dictionary. Very complicated really :lol:
 
#17
chrismitchell said:
no.. all that stuff comes from different places dynamically (some RSS some submitted and some by the marketing team) so its all sorts really.. I made a custom wordpress plugin for spellchecking based on the oxford english dictionary. Very complicated really :lol:
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#19
am not as advanced as you chris.....never done something like that before but i like the whole rss and the plugin for spellchecking! CMS is the way forward for clients these days and am a complete novice ..................thats why i never admit to like cms:p
 
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chrismitchell

Guest
#20
well worth learning mate :) I'm by no means advanced.. I just played around till it worked really LOL :) trial and error.. i'm still learning all that can be done.. my own personal sites are all going to be wordpress when i finally work out what i want to do with them all LOL :)