Robert Chapman’s website 2.0

This is a complete restart for my website. The old one really was not worth saving.

MODX

My previous site, which was over 10 years old, was running on MODX. I did the hand coding of the HTML. I created a subdomain for me résumé and job-hunting material, just to show I could.

I was not mobile friendly. The design techniques and styles in my old site were dated. And MODX had completely updated their software.

The first choice was to prove I could do all the techie stuff to update it, even though it would probably take me longer than a website designer. While I have some understanding of what is under the hood, that isn’t what I do everyday. I handle content creation.

The second choice was to save time and get the job done quickly by switching to WordPress.

I’d rather write content and do a bit of gilding the lily on the side. Which is what I did.

(By gilding the lily, I did things imported a Google web font for paragraph text and played with other things in some of the paragraph styles. Because I could.)

There is nothing wrong with MODX for someone with the time and need to create a high-speed, professional website. That isn’t what I needed.

WordPress

The consumer version of WordPress isn’t perfect, but it quickly gets the job done to push content.

By the way, I do not use the Gutenberg editor. I’ve tried it. I think it makes things more difficult in the long run. When web styles change again, those blocks that Gutenberg adds could be problematic to rejigger.


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