I’ve finally managed to finish the redesign and launch of my site during this last week. I like to think of it as more of a freshen up than a complete redesign as I’ve kept certain design elements from the previous version.
As part of the site redesign, I’ve taken the opportunity to turn it into a complete branding exercise. I’ve redesigned the site, including creation of my very own logo, created some new business cards, updated my invoice templates and updated my html email template that I use for emailing out quotes.
Previously my site was a bunch of static php files and I was only using WordPress to power my blog. This time around I developed a completely customised WordPress theme from the ground up to manage the whole site. My theme is widget ready for complete customisation of the sidebar and footer and includes a number of different page templates for customising the Homepage, Blog and several of the other pages within the site. One of the benefits of WordPress and one of the reasons why it is so popular, is the ease of customising sites. It truly is a complete Content Management System now and not just a simple blogging platform.
I’d love to hear what you think of the new design, so if you’ve got a minute, please leave a comment 🙂