Raymond’s site teaches his unique method for designing patchwork quilts and two-dimensional patterns.
Raymond, where did you start?
I had a languishing HTML website and two WordPress blogs that I wanted to consolidate into one internet property when I bought Site Setup Kit.
What was the most challenging part of putting together your new site?
I wanted the site to be a mix of static elements and dynamic blog posts, broken down by category. Since the content is “timeless,” I wanted to remove all date references.
I also wanted the blog posts separated by categories, which would appear as separate menu items. I found code snippets to insert in Genesis’ custom code to address both of these issues.
What advice do you have for people who are about to start working on their websites?
Yes, there’s a lot of work involved in setting up a website. My advice is have a plan for what you want, but remain flexible to adapt to changes as you go.
My website doesn’t look like what I thought I wanted (but I love it nonetheless), and it probably won’t look the same tomorrow (in a metaphoric sense).
Anything you’d like to add?
I had procrastinated on this project since forever. I had bought and read numerous books on WordPress and “hacking the code.”
It wasn’t until Site Setup Kit that I thought, “Gee, I CAN do this!!” My entire site (including writing new content) took me nine days, from start to finish.