For about 4 years now, I’ve been learning the in’s and out’s of HTML, tables, and graphic design. My own gallery has gone through a minimum of one revamp a year, sometimes two, and I am always changing things around in it. Same with my blog. Since I moved from Livejournal to Blogger to WordPress on my own domain, I’ve been teaching myself CSS. I’ve never been confident enough in CSS to do anything spectacular from scratch, so I learn here and there and use online tutorials as much as I can.
I know my limits.
When I met Lisa, who runs EWebscapes, I was looking for someone to revamp my blog for me after spending hours of frustration elbow deep in code that would not listen to me. I knew I could handle the graphics, I knew exactly where I wanted everything to be, I could just not get it to go there. Thankfully, CSS code is her second language. And through Lisa, I’ve learned a ton. I’ve offered to design for her from day one, if she could hold my hand and teach me as I go, which is an impossibility – she is just too busy to teach. From day one though, she’s said that if I got a few (like a dozen or something, ouch) great designs under my belt that showed my flexibility and creativity, she would consider bringing me on board as a designer for EW. Right now, I do illustrate for her clients, but I don’t code the design.
Obviously I’ve not met those conditions, because, well, I’m a painter by trade. And I should be in my studio right now, but I’m here. Coding. And I’m having fun. A few more designs, I keep telling myself, and I will be adding “blog designer” and “graphic artist” to my dossier.
So, ya need a new WordPress blog design? :wink: