Owning and creating my own website has been an idea just out of reach for several years. All of the why, how, for what questions would quickly materialize. In October I convinced myself it was time and struck out a coarse to create bashworth.com.
A personal and professional website to present not only work experience and philanthropic pursuits but also showcase my hobby/passion for license plate art. I thoroughly enjoy the endeavor that each piece brings and the joy that comes with opening the box of license plates that arrive. To expand this I have undertaken a website build via wordpress. This is all under the wing of Brandon Pence, who is the professional web developer behind studiopence.com. With some guidance and pushing in certain directions I purchased a domain, server space, a wordpress theme and developed my own web creation.
The process has been a bit arduous as my background is rooted more in design based in the physical realm. Dealing with the restraints and rules by which wordpress and theme restricts a design has at times been nothing short of frustrating. It has also posed a challenge as a way to think around the boundaries of web development. Learning how to navigate dashboard and manipulate the rules to obtain the desired effect on a range of devices.
Determining how to not only save files to the correct size but also creating page templates within wordpress has been an enjoyable task. Developing and establishing a hierarchy to the website was likely the largest challenge as that was not a way of thinking that I had cohesively wrapped my mind around. Many hours were spent staring at my sketchbook wondering how I could obtain the layout schemes that I had been dreaming up to properly display the material. The website will continue to be a moving target as I will continually look to improve its interface and content but if nothing else I’ve tackled another design typology that is the ever expanding world of webi-tecture.
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