So, I’m having another go at WordPress. The idea is to manage all the site’s text content with a single tool, replacing the blog’s current reliance on the rather-aged pMachine and my use of Dreamweaver for other text pages. I also want to make changes of emphasis, for example integrating in my Twitter posts which would once have become shorter blog items (even if that does mean bringing in the tweets that are more like IM or social networking). Some longer blog posts would work better as articles – for example my ever popular post on the perils of multiple Lightroom catalogues, or those where I’ve used the blog for plug-ins. WordPress is obviously suited to blog postings, and its Pages feature will accommodate my need for longer articles. So far, so good – I’m pretty impressed with WordPress’s flexibility.
A few things about what I’m doing. I decided I wanted something that looked lighter and more open – not my Joy Division default with everything “contained” within a centred, rectangular layout. I liked how the Arjuna theme from SRS uses rounded rectangles around sidebars and titles, so in the last day or two I’ve customised the theme extensively.
What do you think?