Building a new web site

Well, after some five years of hosting a static web site, I finally decided to plunge into the world of Web 2.0. I abandoned my original photography web site I created using Dreamweaver for a web design class at Milwaukee Area Technical College. That experience went a long way in giving me basic web design skills and familiarized me with html and other cool things like cascading style sheets.

The problem is, if you don’t use the skills often, you lose them. Since moving to Green Bay in 2007, I have not had extensive work in coding. I neglected my photo web site and a lot of the content started to gather cob webs. So after months of consideration and research, I chose to go with the popular WordPress content management system. I also settled on a photography theme offered by Photocrati. Their tutorials are outstanding and helped me through the initial installation of WordPress and customized photography theme. I chose Bluehost as my web host because of their reputation for offering solid service at a decent price.

So far I’m satisfied. I’m still designing the site, sort of kicking the tires of the WordPress control panel. But slowly the new site is taking shape. With content management (CMS), I should be able to update my site and this blog just about any time and any place. Look for photos from religious events across the Diocese of Green Bay and beyond. I will also be perusing my photo archives to post some of my favorites.

I would really like to hear some feedback from viewers. Thanks for taking the time to read my first blog entry.

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