Confession time: like the proverbial plumber, my Web site is in a mess!
I had some free time between Christmas and the New Year (2013) and thought I’d spend a little time on my site. To my horror, I realised I had not touched the site since 2008. Thankfully, that is mainly because I have been too busy.
A quick review showed me some big issues. Primarily:
- The content was seriously out of date
- The style was not mobile friendly
All I’ve done so far is to simplify the style and make the site reactive (format changes to best accommodate the device type accessing the site), move to HTML5, incorporate jQuery Mobile to create mobile-friendly menus and to add a WordPress blog to the site using the WPtouch plugin to support mobiles.
There is still a lot to do:
- Improve the integration of WordPress
- Create a consistent theme across both the blog and the main site
- Integrate unobtrusive social media sharing buttons
- Make it pretty
I think that sums up the priorities too! My objective is to have a site which delivers up to date information in an easy to consume form. As long as it looks reasonably tidy, I’ll be happy.
Check back and see if I have actually made any progress!