After creating a previous version of my personal website using the GatsbyJS framework, I decided the time had come to give myself another WordPress development experience. I wanted my new site to have static pages, an area for ongoing project updates, and to be able to use and update the site to showcase my skills with ease. It’s the sort of thing any business owner or client would expect their site to do, in addition to having it deliver on its stated purpose.
This site’s purpose is simple – showcase talents and skills, and allow users to get to know me on a more technical level, as well as on a personal level. This is a site that showcases knowledge of WordPress development, Visual Design ability, Prototyping of conceptual website designs, the ability to deliver a site that can work responsively on all screen sizes, and an awareness of website accessibility for those with visual impairments.
I’ll be honest – I’ve been back and forth between learning WordPress development and React development for quite some time – heck, I’ve done plenty of projects using both – but with WordPress, your customers can do more, and since I’ve spent good time learning and practicing WordPress, this was the best option for the next version of my personal site.