The first domain I bought was my previous site: andrewcodes.com. It started life as a static, HTML-and-CSS-only, one page, fixed-width site. And at that time, that first launch was glorious. It was very gratifying being able to release something to the Internet that I created. That first site started the ball rolling of my love of web design and creating for the web.
This new site is a little different from my first. It’s built responsive from mobile on up, it has a few pages (with more on the way), and it’s built on WordPress. This is a scratch built theme using a simple WordPress reset. It also combines my landing/portfolio page and my blog (which were separated before as a domain and subdomain, respectively) into one site. I spent a lot of time on the performance and load time of this version as you can see below:
The end-goal with this version, is to release it properly on GitHub as an open-source theme. It’s not at all ready as I still have more to learn about Git. But this public theme will be a chance to hone my WordPress and GitHub skills and build something that would be useful to other people.