Shiny and new

Here I am with my brand new website. This website is going to be my new development blog as well as my test bed for a lot of the related web work and other experiments that I might want to do.

Why you ask? Because I started my placement this week and encountered an amount of web development that I don’t feel qualified for. With only a vague outline of what my new job might entail I have spent the last couple of weeks brushing up on my web acronyms, HTML PHP CSS DW WP and web design concepts. Without much to go on the review has been lazy and largely unproductive, then over the weekend I got the idea of creating my own website incorporating some of the tools that I knew I’d be using to help get myself back into the swing of things. I’ve been planning to set up my own website for some time now and this seems like the perfect excuse. So I made the decision and with the help of a friend go it set up. Now the more I look into the management of this website the more I realise just how much things have changed. I may be in over my head.

My web skills are rusty to say the least. I haven’t done any real web related work in twelve years, and even that couldn’t be considered anything close to professional. It was me setting up and maintaining an apache web server on a static IP that I had and my graphic artist roommate putting up 5mb flash animations. Then I used some of the management tools to monitor and hack the rest of my roommates. Good times.

So here goes nothing. I’m using WordPress to do the bulk of the design while I examine and rework some of the inner workings. Wish me luck