One site Overhaul

November 27, 2008

Recently, out of the mere pleasure and fun of being digitally organized and good-looking, I decided my friend’s site needed an overhaul.

Using my fancy new local WordPress on my USB, I began redesigning (or, more correctly re-organizing within a new content management design) his site. Here is a screenshot of this using Zinmag’s Redux theme:

It’s interesting, when working with new themes, finding more and more what elements of the content naturally tend to being best suited as a Category or posts, or a Page (or hierarchy of), and how each themes’ structure demands particular organization of categories, pages, and posts so that the content will appear as desired. This is not to say that the design leads the way content is structured.
Going from html static pages to a CMS managed via a blog-type structure requires a bit of stepping back to view how the site might best be organized in relation to the possible design elements and how they are generally structured in WordPress-based sites.
Now, that sentence says one thing for sure. I’m no designer. I am merely a tailor – taking things that are readily available and applying the necessary changes in just the right ways to suit the desired purpose.
For further reading on using WordPress and themes in a particular way as this go to this article, or here, or check out what this person has to say.


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