…and this time it’s personal.
Another month, another redesign. I think this all stems from the fact that I have never really been 100% happy with my website.
So, it is back to basics. With an update of WordPress comes their default theme, so I can concentrate on the content before I work on a custom design.
It’s all about the content
From day one, I have really used this site as a dumping ground, posting anything on here, not really thinking about the audience and so for this new era, I want to focus the content and deliver something of use (hopefully) to the people reading it.
Get out the statistics
I had never really looked into the popular sections of the site, so I dug out the page visits over the last few years, to see which elements were the most visited; here they are:
So, what can I learn from this:
- Giving away free stuff interests people and drives an audience to your site
- The ‘about’ page is very important
- Design-centric posts are most popular
So having analysed this, I want to expand a section with HTML/CSS code snippets, further develop my profile on the site, and spend time writing some posts on design, something I have always wanted to do more of.
My first mistake would be to set a limit of this. The only times I have pushed the development of this site forward is during several hours at the weekends (or on a bank holiday like today). I don’t want to rush it, because the chances are that I haven’t thought about it enough, and it’ll mean I want to redesign it again too quickly, so for now, I will concentrate on writing more, and will slowly develop the plans for the site in the next few months.