I’ve got a site redesign in the works. Fact is, I’m tired of talking only about music here. That’s all I’ve talked about on here for years. I do other things too, and I want to write about them – things like cooking and knitting. Maybe additional things as well, but definitely cooking and knitting to start.
As always, I’m making the site myself.. well, sort of. I started building my own websites from scratch in the late 90s, back when one could make a fairly respectable site armed with only HTML, Notepad, a free web host of dubious repute, and some classy GIFs. When CSS came along, that was cool and useful for my purposes. I learned and applied that and felt pretty good about it. Sadly, knowing what I know isn’t nearly enough to make a respectable website from scratch anymore. While I’ve studied scripting languages a bit, I’m not convinced spending the time necessary to get comfortable with any of them is something I should do, as opposed to doing other things that I’m probably better suited for. And maybe I shouldn’t be sad about that. I learned all that stuff in the first place mostly because so many of the templates available resulted in hideous websites. That just isn’t the case anymore. Now I’m on WordPress, which seems plenty sufficient for anything I might want to do here. I’ll probably dig into PHP eventually in order to really understand how this thing works. First, though, I need to finish knitting a small blanket so I can learn how to do a mattress stitch. Priorities!
As part of the expansion, I’ll reincorporate some of the blog-ish features that I tore out when I started using WordPress because it seemed like overkill for the type of information I’ve been presenting. I don’t enjoy a cluttered webpage look with so many things to click on that you don’t want to click on anything, so I’ll try to keep it simple, straightforward, and neat.
So yeah. Basically, I don’t like seeming dormant when there is a lot going on in the background. New music will come; this other stuff isn’t taking the place of that. But for anyone interested in some of the other things that interest me, stay tuned for my website of music and things.