At the beginning of May I was interviewing for a job at GoldenComm. As part of the interview I was given some homework; design a WordPress theme from scratch. I decided to go all out and actually do it from scratch (not even using the twenty-ten theme!). It was a great learning experience for me and made me realize how little I know. As part of the test I designed a theme that was based loosely off the BigPicture theme I was using for phidong.com.
Well, I got the job. I’ve been working there for a month now and learning as much as possible. I have done front-end web development for a long time but only as a hobby and freelance. Taking it to the next level and doing it full-time has been a great experience (mostly because everyone at GC is so smart and helpful). I’ve learned a lot of tricks and gotten much better at CSS which in turn has really helped me with jQuery and targeting specific DOM.
Anyway, I decided it was time to finally update this site. The design is based on the design that I did for my interview homework, which was based on the previous design (soup dawg). It’s semi-responsive but not really. It goes to single column for smaller devices but the layout is pretty narrow already. I’m thinking of doing a ground up build using WordPress Bones but for now this will do.
Hey guys! This is my first post on this site. I am very excited. Honestly, an update to this site has been long overdue. It is insane to see the technologies in use with web design now. I’m seeing all these terms being thrown around and I have no idea what they are or how to use them. Overwhelmed, I decided to just give in and go with something premade so I switched from movable type to Word Press 3.0 and purchased the BigFeature theme to go along with it. So far I am really impressed with how far along things have gone. Hacks and customizations that I painstakingly and crudely pieced together for my old site are now standard features or easily installed widgets!
Anyway, I am excited for where this is going and to be blogging again.