So I’ve started designing in wordpress. Historically I started out in plain ‘ol HTML. I moved from there to, of all things, coldfusion. Built a few sites in coldfusion from scratch before I heard about content management systems. Starting building content management systems in PHP by hand, until I discovered Drupal.
Drupal is my weapon of choice when designing websites. Extremely extensible, relatively easy to theme, and quite easy to install and transport. Currently I am working in Sharepoint 2010 as a full-time designer. Definitely a learning process.
And as of this weekend, I’ve finally bitten the bullet and installed wordpress. I knew it was easy to use, I just wasn’t much of a blogger. But Drupal’s blogging system wasn’t really for me. Too bulky, too much work to set it up just for that purpose. For my needs, wordpress seems to work quite well for this site. I can post by email (meaning I don’t need to figure out how to skirt the great firewall of China (where I’m based)), I can have basic pages, and I can theme the crap out of it. Pretty good tool so far. The only downside I see is the installation and moving process. Seems a bit finicky. Guess we’ll see!